Another January window is over, another fruitless season seems to be upon us. But this time it is not due to our failure to add to the squad as this Arsenal squad is the strongest we have had since the Invincibles.
We have Alexis Sanchez with 17 goals and 11 assists, Theo Walcott with 14 goals and 2 assists, Olivier Giroud with 10 goals and 3 assists, Mesut Ozil with 9 goals and 7 assists. If you add Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6 goals, 6 assists, Lucas Perez – 6 goals, 6 assists Alex Iwobi – 4 goals, 3 assists and Danny Welbeck – 2 goals, 1 assist (1 start after a long injury lay off) to the list, we are talking about some serious fire power there.
So the problem is not our forwards. It must be the defence you would think but with the addition of Mustafi and emergence of Bellerin as well as having 2 top goalkeepers, that doesn’t add up either.
That leaves the Midfield as the problem area. Since we lost Santi Cazorla to a long term injury the team has struggled. The balance in the Central Midfield position is a bit lopsided. We have too many similar type of players but only 1 type in the form of Cazorla and we have no like for like replacement for him.
Xhaka, Coquelin, Elneny, Ramsey can’t replace Cazorla. How do you find another Cazorla? … Virtually impossible unless Mr. Wenger finds an alternative way of playing.
What are the odds on that? The period until the end of the season just might give Arsene Wenger the perfect opportunity to do just that and find a solution to probably only problem this strong squad have. A win from next weekend’s huge game at Stamford Bridge could put our title challenge back on track and give you punters something to think about when you place your sports bets at William Hill online. He definitely has the strength of depth to take a different approach for at least some of the games.
This might be a make or break period for the Arsenal manager as he is yet to extend his contract. Same can be said for the 2 very important players in Ozil and Sanchez.