Arsenal spend properly
Arsenal had a reasonably energetic summer time switch window wherein plenty of key areas had been addressed.
A back-up/competitors for Bernd Leno was introduced in within the type of Aaron Ramsdale, who has now usurped the German because the Gunners’ no.1.
Cowl for Kieran Tierney was additionally signed within the type of Nuno Tavares, while Takehiro Tomiyasu has already cemented himself as Arsenal’s new no.1 right-back following Hector Bellerin being loaned out.
Additional ahead, Martin Odegaard was introduced again to the membership, this time on a everlasting foundation, to make sure Arsenal had enough creativity going ahead.
All of those gamers had been additionally beneath the age of 24 on the time of signing and look to signify some sensible enterprise from the north Londoners.
The world Arsenal should handle
Nevertheless, there may be one space Arsenal didn’t handle too properly and are doubtless going to be compelled to take action in January.
That space is central midfield. Granted, Albert Sambi Lokonga has been introduced in. However, while the Belgian is a promising expertise, he’s not able to be considered one of Arsenal’s essential two central midfielders.
Mikel Arteta additionally clearly thought this as, when match and accessible, Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka have been his go-to pairing.
And it’s straightforward to see why. When paired alongside a dominant, marauding midfielder like Partey, we typically see the most effective of Xhaka, whose means to manage a recreation from midfield can generally be ignored given the rash disposition of the Swiss star.
However, although solely a small pattern dimension in opposition to an in-form group, the weekend’s draw vs Brighton, which Xhaka missed as a consequence of damage, did showcase that the Gunners wrestle to manage a recreation with out the previous Borussia Monchengladbach man.
Xhaka’s damage is expected to maintain him out till late December. And as soon as he returns, Arsenal will then lose Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny for the African Cup of Nations, which takes place between January 9th and February 6th.
Although Lokonga and Maitland-Niles can are available in to offer cowl for Partey, we’ve got already seen that neither of those gamers, nor Elneny, can do the identical job as Xhaka or Partey.
So, it appears pretty apparent that Arsenal have to signal a readymade central midfielder within the winter window who’s already in a position to do the very same job as Partey or Xhaka.
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|9||West Ham United||7||4||11|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||6|
|Vardy, Jamie||Leicester Metropolis||6|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||5|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United||4|
|Mane, Sadio||Liverpool FC||4|
|Maupay, Neal||Brighton & Hove Albion||4|
|Sarr, Ismaila||Watford FC||4|
|Townsend, Andros||Everton FC||3|
|Benrahma, Mentioned||West Ham United||3|
|Son, Heung Min||Tottenham Hotspur||3|
|Grey, Demarai||Everton FC||3|
|Ronaldo, Cristiano||Manchester United||3|
|Lukaku, Romelu||Chelsea FC||3|
|Calvert-Lewin, Dominic||Everton FC||3|
|Jota, Diogo||Liverpool FC||3|
|Hwang, Hee-chan||Wolverhampton Wanderers||3|
|Greenwood, Mason||Manchester United||3|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||2|
|Jesus, Gabriel||Manchester Metropolis||2|
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|Dennis, Emmanuel||Watford FC||0||4|
|Skipp, Oliver||Tottenham Hotspur||0||4|
|Pogba, Paul||Manchester United||0||3|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||0||3|
|Rice, Declan||West Ham United||0||3|
|Cooper, Liam||Leeds United||0||3|
|Norgaard, Christian||Brentford FC||0||3|
|Tarkowski, James||Burnley FC||0||3|
|Veltman, Joel||Brighton & Hove Albion||0||3|
|Brownhill, Josh||Burnley FC||0||3|
|Etebo, Oghenekaro||Watford FC||0||3|
|Djenepo, Moussa||Southampton FC||0||3|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||0||1|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United||0||2|
|Maupay, Neal||Brighton & Hove Albion||0||2|
|Jimenez, Raul||Wolverhampton Wanderers||0||2|
|Gallagher, Conor||Crystal Palace||0||2|
|Alonso, Marcos||Chelsea FC||0||2|
|Ward Prowse, James||Southampton FC||1||1|
|Pogba, Paul||Manchester United||7|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||4|
|Jesus, Gabriel||Manchester Metropolis||4|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||3|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||3|
|Saint-Maximin, Allan||Newcastle United||3|
|Kovacic, Mateo||Chelsea FC||3|
|Townsend, Andros||Everton FC||2|
|Benrahma, Mentioned||West Ham United||2|
|Ings, Danny||Aston Villa||2|
|Toney, Ivan||Brentford FC||2|
|Jimenez, Raul||Wolverhampton Wanderers||2|
|Bamford, Patrick||Leeds United||2|
|James, Reece||Chelsea FC||2|
|Azpilicueta, Cesar||Chelsea FC||2|
|Gross, Pascal||Brighton & Hove Albion||2|
|King, Joshua||Watford FC||2|
|Pereira, Ricardo||Leicester Metropolis||2|
|Alexander-Arnold, Trent||Liverpool FC||2|
|Rice, Declan||West Ham United||2|