He could still make manager Unai Emery’s 18-man squad, but it will be a late decision on his fitness. Now the fans are going into the new season with optimism and that is a difference this year.
“He is a smart, intelligent, well-prepared manager, so he will know exactly what to do”.
“So one thing he’s been working on is making the team a bit more solid and better organised”. Arsenal is a good opponent to manage a win as Manchester City have been proved powerful in their recent clashes.
“I like this positive spirit to help”.
“Everybody is able to dream”, he added.
Emery was hired to replace Wenger following the Frenchman’s exit at the end of a dismal campaign which saw Arsenal labour to a sixth place finish in the Premier League.
Another new signing who could play a key role for Arsenal this weekend is former Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis. Also, I think that it’s a big and great match that we can play to start this season. That’s why it’s fascinating.
There has never been any doubting the German’s ability, with the 29-year-old having tasted trophy triumphs with Real Madrid and the Gunners and World Cup glory with his country. City’s left-back missed nearly the entirety of last season through injury, and his overlapping will bring an extra dimension to City’s attacking play.
‘It is not comfortable but if you want to compete in four competitions we cannot compete with just two good central defenders. It’s about the mix, when you have a defensive or attacking moment, and I want every player to improve in this way. Kyle Walker will overlap more for City than for England, where he was shifted inside into a back three.
“Maybe Tottenham couldn’t spend because of the stadium, but Chelsea – imagine Jorginho, [Mateo] Kovacic and [N’Golo] Kante in midfield, and [Eden] Hazard, Willian, Pedro and [Alvaro] Morata in front”. We can not deny the other contenders.
Welbeck has struggled for regular football since joining from Manchester United in 2015, making only 12 starts in the top flight last season.