The new Arsenal: the new players we’ll see in 2008

I’m using the word “new” in the journalistic sense – that is it could mean anything you want.   So I include people who have been Arsenal for a while, but out on loan, or waiting to be the right age to sign professional.

The list falls into two parts.   First the relatively unknowns

  • Gilles Sunu, all action centre forward
  • Luke Freeman, striker, English
  • Aaron Ramsey, midfielder, played in Cup Final, Welsh
  • Carlos Vela, currently scoring for Mexico, “just like Eduardo”
  • Fran Merida. technical centre or left sided midfield
  • Havard Nordtveit – 18 year old centre back
  • Jack Wilshere – midfield – joined Arsenal age 9
  • Mark Randall- midfield, played in last game of the season.

And now the list of players who will seem new, simply because they were out of action for so long.

  • Eduardo
  • Robin van Persie
  • Tomas Rosicky

Any of them coming back will be wonderful – two would be terrific, and all three would be magical.

And finally, the players who are there who might suddenly come good just as Flamini did last year…

  • Denilson – he has all the ability – just seems to need a few more games
  • Alex Song – turned into an assured central defender – could he also be the new Flamini?
  • Diaby – before Sunderland attempted to dismember him he looked like Vieira mark II.

That gives us a totally new team – and we haven’t started yet.  OK some youngsters are still too young – but I have never ever never ever seen a list like this before the transfer window comes along.

Any other suggestions?

5 Replies to “The new Arsenal: the new players we’ll see in 2008”

  1. You seem to have forgotten Nacer Barazite. He’ll be in the 1st team next season, or I’ll eat my season ticket!!!

  2. Don’t forget Walcott can become something magical this year, Persie will explode if he stays fit, and plus we have Bendtner, Cesc, Clichy and Sagna who will be even better this year because they are all relatively young. I think all in all we are ready this year. Wenger just needs to add like a couple of players.

  3. Vela belongs in his own “has been an Arsenal player on loan for 3 years and has proven himself in La Liga” list. He’s a few steps further than everyone else in that group.

    Good post though, bub.

  4. what about Nasri have we not signed him yet? i hope the Yaya toure for Hleb deal works out because he is a strong mid field enforcer and will bring a lot to the gunners mid field

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