08 Aug 2019 22:58:27
I'm going to be honest here, I think arsenal have done well this transfer window. If they can get auba lacazette and pepe playing in a front three there's a lot of goals there. I think they'll surprise a few this season. In torreira and guendouzi they've midfield gems. David Luiz, an experienced pl defender for the outgoing koscielny. And then you've ceballos, not seen enough of him to comment.

My point is we've strengthened but also.

1.) 09 Aug 2019
09 Aug 2019 02:34:49
Ceballos will start for them no bother.

2.) 09 Aug 2019
09 Aug 2019 07:26:27
Agreed Arsenal have had a good window, fair play to them. I don’t rate Luis but he’s an improvement on what they had. The front 3 looks good on paper, but they need to keep Pepe happy.

3.) 09 Aug 2019
09 Aug 2019 07:08:01
Also others have strengthened significantly. Pressed send by accident!

4.) 09 Aug 2019
09 Aug 2019 09:19:44
Personally think Koscielny is as good as, if not better than Luiz. Tierney by all accounts sounds a good acquisition, but will he be fit enough to play regularly? Going forward they look very good, but their defence was a weakness last year and I don't think it looks any better this year either. Hopefully that holds them up, because going forward (and with Guendozi and Torreira a year older), they look very good.

Chelsea have Pulisic in for Hazard (I know who I'd choose) . Have let a lot of experience leave and I honestly don't know where their goals are coming from - Giroud has never consistently done it, Abraham scored plenty for Villa but this is a huge step up and their manager is similarly experienced at this level.

Spurs have acquired well - Ndombele will be the replacement for Dembele they needed, giving a bit of steel. Lo Celso sounds a good purchase and Sessegnon will likely progress and turn into a very good player. However, I'm unconvinced by their full backs and their Belgian CBs are another year older. They've also, once again, failed to sign a convincing back up striker to Kane (and have let Llorente go! ) . Son deputised very well in Kane's absence but I do think they lack the forward depth to challenge on multiple fronts.

We've solidified out defence and left ourselves pretty impotent up front, however I don't think it's all as bad as it seems. Our main rivals have strengthened well but generally have the same deficiencies they had last year. Us and Chelsea are both unknowns - it could go very well and the youthful exuberance amounts to something greater than the sum of it's parts. Or it could go tits up!

Regardless, roll on Sunday and let's have some fun watching a youthful team playing for the shirt in an attractive high pressing style (isn't that what we've all been asking for since LvG? )!