I tend to write very little these days as I’m writing about other sports at work, and I have to say that I’m loving it here at my organisation. It’s been 11 months now since I joined this place and its truly been one amazing journey for me so far. Have learned so much each day, and I look forward to thriving in every challenge that’s in front of me.
Anyway, work and my personal life aside, the best part about the last few days has been the departure of Alexis Sanchez from my club, #Arsenal. I say ‘best part’ because over the past six-seven months, Sanchez had been having a damaging effect on the team and the club as a whole. But now that he’s gone, everything is looking great for us.
With the Winter Transfer Window, I am very hopeful that Arsenal will do well to make another signing in the form of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund. There have been rumours and reports all over the internet, but the people involved in the ongoing talks will only know if it can happen or not. However, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will get over the line and such a great signing will only strengthen our team.
I am also hoping Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil will stay at the club post this 2017/18 season, and it would mean that the club and officials can focus on bringing world-class defensive players to the squad, making us a top club again (not that we are not one at the moment).
I would’ve really liked to see Arsenal bring in Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2018, but it looks like the club have other plans. Signing Griezmann would’ve sent a bold statement to everyone around the world that Arsenal can also match the financial power, that of PSGs and Citys. But even without Griezmann, I think we will do pretty well.
One player that I have never been sure about, and I think should’ve also been sold is, Danny Welbeck. The fellow is not a proper striker, he’s not a proper winger. And whenever I see him on the pitch, he looks like someone who doesn’t know what he wants to do and where he wants to play. I hope Wenger sells him in the summer, but as he said in a recent press conference, the Frenchman isn’t planning to sell him and wants him to stay.
Overall, there are positive signs at the club and maybe if Wenger leaves this summer, we can really look at bringing the Germany coach Joachim Loew, who will give us an advantage that he will be able to attract top German talent to the club. Have also read reports of Carlo Ancelotti joining us in the summer, but I don’t see Wenger leaving the club anytime soon if he qualifies for the UEFA Champions League, by winning the UEFA Europa League or finishing in the Top-4. However, he definitely needs to win the Europa League to prove to everyone that this team is made up of winners and can match any team in the world.
Also, I would like to wish all of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2018! This is my first post of the year, and hopefully its not the last. I will leave you guys with the same promise yet again that I will try to post as often as I can, and will get in the habit of writing my own blog, apart from my commitments at work.
Keep the love coming!
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