“Arsenal are an attacking team. You may not have gathered that from their goal tally (and goals surrendered), but it’s true. They have so many options that they might actually have too many elite attackers. Because, as it stands, they have four guys for three spots.”
There is a fair amount of nonsense packed into those four short sentences. First it might be helpful to recognise that Arsenal were the third highest scoring team in the League last season behind Liverpool and Man C, equal with Tottenham and above Man U and Chelsea.
Second, to go into a season with just three forward players in the team would be ludicrous given the rate at which injuries come around. As we have shown on Untold, at great length, Arsenal are far from being the club with the most injuries (one of the media’s favourite tales in days gone by) but injuries do happen and cover is needed.
What’s more we don’t actually know the formation the manager will use, and it is not impossible that he will adopt the approach suggested here, of a different set up away from home from the matches at Arsenal Stadium, in order to overcome last season’s very poor away record.
So I suspect there would have been multiple criticism of Arsenal if the situation concerning Fekir had come our way. Meanwhile on the Arsenal related sites the statements which may be (or most likely are not) true, continue as with Lucas Torreira. “Arsenal agree £21.9m deal over signing of 22-year-old,” says Red London. Hmmm. I must have missed that one.