Akpom and Sanogo not in line to start v Liverpool – Don’t Panic Gooners!

Fresh to lead the line

Fresh to lead the line

There is understandably some frustration at present at the club’s inability to get the business done early in the window in the striking department. Gunners Town is worried but not that Wenger and the club will not sign a new striker as we are firmly of the belief that there will be a new addition to play with or be an alternative to Giroud by the end of August.

The concern therefore is more about the timing of the new arrival because even arriving now any new forward is highly unlikely to line up for the start of the Premier League campaign. Time is against the club and many of the potential targets mentioned were at the Euros or Copa and would also not be available for selection. Nor would they have had any time with their team mates in pre-season. Only Lacazette seems a realistic target, in the Arsenal mould who could come this week and join up with this new colleagues straightaway. There are rumours that the club are  about to surprise us all with a bit of transfer magic but there is perhaps more chance of a big win in AllJackpots online blackjack games than a star striker being pulled out of Wenger’s somewhat old a battered Magic hat. Of course if you don’t want to gamble on Arsenal’s transfer policy ahead of the new season you can join All Jackpots Online Casino for free and chose from a huge variety of online casino games.

If that is the case we need to consider what the Arsenal team might look like for two huge opening fixtures against Liverpool and the champions Leicester. Is there genuine cause for the panic present on social media and the wild assumptions that Apkom or Sanpgo who could not hold down a starting berths at Hull and Charlton respectively, are in line to lead the line in Giroud’s absence? In short the answer for us is a firm NO.

Whilst we may not all have faith in Theo Walcott he is still very much at the Arsenal. He is looking sharp and strong in pre-season according to insiders at Colney and he did begin last season as our main striker. His weaker performances last season came on the left or right, where his inability or desire to defend is an issue. However he finished 2014/15 with 4 goals in 2 games up front and played well their last term, particularly against United at home. The United game was perhaps one of his best as a striker and with the right supporting cast he has a chance to stake a claim at least. I t cannot be ignore also that at £140,000k a week he is not easily sellable so we must utilise him.

Back at 10 to pull the strings

Back at 10 to pull the strings

So against Liverpool in 3 weeks do we have a supporting cast capable of playing to Theo’s strengths? Yes we believe we do and all 3 with something to prove at the start of the campaign. On the left Iwobi will be keen to prove his superb form at the end of 2015/16 was the beginning of something special. Centrally, after so long out WE would like to see Santi back in his old 10 berth that he occupied with such aplomb before Mesut arrived. On the right we have a dual in pre-season between Ox and Joel that may depend on how long Campbell is rested after the Copa America. Joel is keen to stay and fight but we suspect Ox will begin the campaign desperately keen to show he still has a role to play in an every crowded Arsenal midfield.

Raring to go we hope

Raring to go we hope

Behind the 3 we hope Xhaka may be ready to partner Mo Elneny which gives the front 4 a very strong base. A strong base that now has the added dimension of accurate long passing of the Swiss ace. That may have been the plan for Vardy so it is now up to Walcott to show he can play of the shoulder of the last man with intelligence and time his runs. If Xhaka is not ready then Coq will play.

The defence picks itself as we assume Bellerin will be back in contention. All in all even without the new striker we desire, Ozil, Ramsey, Giroud and Koscielny and very competitive 11 with so much to play for whilst their colleagues recuperate.

Team Potential v LFC

Not too shabby?

Not too shabby?

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7 Responses to Akpom and Sanogo not in line to start v Liverpool – Don’t Panic Gooners!

  1. Vysakh.k.v July 20, 2016 at 7:57 am #

    Will iwobi be here at that time ? . I think he is being called up for Nigeria olympics squad

    • Dave Seager July 20, 2016 at 9:31 am #

      Yes we have blocked his call up

  2. Jeff July 20, 2016 at 8:03 am #

    Good piece. Like the line up. Also Wilshere of course

  3. bashiir July 20, 2016 at 8:33 am #

    thanks please only change Iwobi to Campbel

  4. Bliss July 20, 2016 at 8:47 am #

    Drop Elheny play Cazorla there instead.
    Play Cambpell on the left Ox on the right .
    Walcott upfront with Iwobi. Maybe Lacazette if Wenger gets a move on

  5. crispen July 20, 2016 at 9:26 am #

    Campbell is better than all tree of your front row options.

  6. Bliss July 20, 2016 at 1:29 pm #

    Better than Sanchez?

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