Cheer up Arsenal fans, you may have effectively surrendered the Premier League title this weekend just gone but you’re sure as hell in a better position this year than you were at the same point last season.
With Arsene Wenger seemingly having successfully assembled a squad capable of challenging all of the big boys - Chelsea included - a few more investments could see you having a credible claim for league honours next campaign. About time too.
For now though you’ll have to make do with settling for talk of the FA Cup final and, of course, the latest transfer and team news. As ever supplying you with your fix, we hope you enjoy your Arsenal roundup.
Where better to start our report this morning than with Danny Welbeck reflecting on his first season as a Gunner? The England international has enjoyed a successful maiden term with Arsenal, becoming a crowd favourite and generally doing a good job of adapting to Arsene Wenger’s style of play.
However one failure critics can point to is his lack of productivity in front of goal. With just four Premier League strikes to his name in 25 appearances the player himself is all too aware that he’s going to need to step things up if he’s to be considered amongst the best players in his position.
In fact Welbeck has admitted just that, citing that he was ‘unhappy’ with how few goals he has in his current tally for Arsenal.
“I’ve been a bit unhappy with goals at club level but it is something that I know will come in abundance in the future,” he said.
“I’m pretty sure of that so hopefully the goals will come. I’ve had quite a few good performances where I haven’t scored a goal and if I had, things would be different.
I’m happy about the move to Arsenal and I think things will go well for me in the future.”
In other news Wenger has been offered advice by none other than Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who believes Arsenal could replicate their ‘Invincibles’ year if they make four new top-class additions.
The Special One of course has extensive experience in winning trophies and it could be said that the four key purchases he made last year are the main reason behind his side being so impressive this time around.
In any case Arsenal fans will likely agree with Mourinho given how strong their team has looked towards the latter stages of this season. Wenger might not like it, but should he take the advice?
Last but certainly not least the Gunners are reportedly winning the race to sign Charlton youngster Joe Gomez and could complete an £8 million transfer this summer.
The England U19 international has caught the attentions of a number of top Premier League sides during his breakthrough campaign at The Valley, but Arsenal are said to be leading rivals Manchester United and Manchester City in the hunt for his services.
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