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November 18, 2018

At long last some welcome purchases by Wenger

MIFFED: Arsene Wenger. Photo/Courtesy
MIFFED: Arsene Wenger. Photo/Courtesy

Arsene who? And this week I mean that in a good way. This man Arsene is doing what we have all been begging him to do for the last decade or so. He is buying big and decent and I’m loving it. I don’t quite recognise who he is but I don’t care; I want players who will win big titles and Wenger seems to be listening to the fans for once.

His name is Alexandre Lacazette and he plays as a striker for Lyon in the French Ligue 1. Last season he scored 27 league goals and for that purpose alone, he is welcome to Emirates stadium. Of course as I write this we are still haggling and I hope this doesn’t end up to be one of those discussions that go on for days on end with little progress. I guess Petr Cech’s signing took a while because the transfer window wasn’t officially open. It is now and we’ve seen movement and I’m pretty pleased. The names that have been associated with the Gunners this week have been nothing short of flattering; even though Arturo Vidal denies that he held any talks at all with Arsenal. Even though Wenger is yet to do more and the transfer market still has 57 odd days to go; somehow I feel more confident this time around. Even Alexis Sanchez has been busy suggesting transfers for Wenger although I’m not sure whether Wenger will consider Eduardo Vargas. He had a pretty average season on loan at QPR but has shone for Chile at the Copa America. One of the goals scored in the semi final against Peru in particular, was amazing.

The defensive midfield position still irks me although I admit Arsenal already have a dream – midfield. What Wenger needs to do if he can’t find a world class DM is to insist upon Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere to defend more as that position dictates. Both players love to come forward and have in the past scored really crucial goals for the Gunners; Ramsey in particular, but then they’ve left the back exposed. With a little more guidance from Wenger and a main forward who scores more often than Olivier Giroud, then we’re set with adding just a striker to the Cech signing.

On our facebook group “The Score Kenya” I’ve noticed so much fear amongst fans of Chelsea and Manchester United in particular. Kieni Githinji is also afraid of the Arsenal that is being put together but I don’t consider Liverpool competition. The Blues and The Red Devils can’t stop talking about Arsenal and what we’re doing and that helps me to see that we are heading in the right direction. No-one ever talks ill of you when you’re failing, they hate you more when you’re doing well. I honestly cannot wait for the season to begin because this coming season could just be the one where conquering Europe becomes our ultimate achievement. Talk to me on @CarolRadull on twitter or www.facebook.com/CarolRadull

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