Le Saux in the know
Ex-Chelsea man Graham Le Saux claims to have been led to believe that manager Arsene Wenger wanted to change to three at the back for a while but failed to do so until the club entered its mini crisis.
With the formation so far providing results, the surprise for Le Saux was how it was never implemented earlier. With another big match this weekend against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, the formation will certainly be tested again.
Wenger out brigade still producing
The Wenger out brigade are still very much alive with three projections of ‘Wenger out’ projected onto the side of The Emirates stadium, old stadium Highbury and Marble Arch. We wait to see what Imaginative protests come next.
Mbappe to Arsenal
According to ex-Arsenal star Robert Pires, French sensation Kylian Mbappe will sign for Arsenal in the summer, although comparisons with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry are a few years off. Pires did admit that the young French man has pace and great finishing and sees Arsenal as an ideal club for Mbappe to play for next.
Robert Pires was surprised by Arsene Wenger changing the formation but feels it has certainly benefited the team over the last few weeks. Pires added that Wenger has shown that he can adapt and try new things when needed. Pires is still training with the club on a regular basis.
Holding for England
Arsene Wenger has praised centre-back Rob Holding and claimed he will be good enough to play for England soon. Wenger signed Holding for a bargain £2m last summer from Bolton and Wenger has tipped the 21-year-old to have a bright future.
Twenty years ahead
Manager Arsene Wenger has claimed Arsenal are still 20 years ahead of London rivals Tottenham ahead of this weekend’s Premier League game. With the majority of Arsenal fans resigned to finishing below the team in White for the first time in 22 years, talk of a power shift are slightly premature.
It will be interesting to see how they cope with building a new stadium and playing in Europe next season. The Arsenal faithful are hoping the team put a dent in their rivals Premier League hopes.
Laurent Koscielny is only rated 60% likely to make the games against Tottenham this weekend, which would be a huge blow to the team, who have in the past struggled without Koscielny in the back line. Fellow centre-back Shkodran Mustafi is also out and won’t return for another two weeks alongside David Ospina, Lucas Perez and Santi Cazorla who are long terms injuries.