Arsenal manager Unai Emery has earned a lot of plaudits for being able to strengthen some of the obvious weaknesses in the Gunners squad that scuppered their campaign last season. The North London club were tipped to win the Europa League but for their shambolic defending and their quest to finish in the first quartet of the Premier league table never saw the light of the day, after they finished in 5th place.
Although, they are not among the favourites for the title this season, Arsenal have looked promising since the start of this campaign, thanks to the signing of David Luiz, Dani Ceballos and Nicolas Pepe. Arsenal signed five players this summer including William Saliba, and Gabriel Martinelli but the aforementioned trio have steadily staked a claim in the first team of Emery.
Luiz have come in as a direct replacement for Laurent Koscielny, who forced his way out of Arsenal in the summer. The former Chelsea and PSG centre-half have committed some blunders, particularly in the Liverpool game but his leadership trait have stabilised the Gunners to an extent. He communicates with his teammates, perhaps, a change in partnership with him and Rob Holding or Shkodran Mustafi will make the the back-line a tad solid.
One and off the pitch, Ceballos has been highly impressive. He was found cheering his teammate while we were two goals down against Tottenham. The Spanish playmaker exudes confidence and energy, and we have not missed Aaron Ramsey because of him. Meanwhile, Emery has sought for a potent and mesmeric winger, and he’s found one in Pepe. The Ivorian winger is yet to find the back of the net for Arsenal but he’s looked a tough baggage for opponents.
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One position Arsenal must strengthen in January
You can be playing the best online slots games in minutes and still perfectly predicts the number one position Arsenal must stenghten.
With various options in the midfield and defence, Arsenal are somewhat limited in options on the wing. Emery has had to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the left flank, a position that does not bring out the best in him. Lacazette does better with holding up play but Aubameyang is more clinical, which leaves the manager with the headache of tinkering his selection.
Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi fitted on the left flank for Arsenal but both players have left albeit Mkhi on loan. While Gabriel Martinelli and Reiss Nelson can play there as well, methinks they are not good enough. Emery must be looking at signing a winger in the mould of Zaha that can operate at the same frequency with Pepe on the left flank and have one of his super strikers on the bench as a potent option.