• Monday, March 04, 2024
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Can Sanchez, Welbeck deliver title for Arsenal ?


The 2014 summer transfer window is closed and Arsenal has made some decent buys.

The additions of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck for a combined £48m should provide a boost to Arsenal’s attack.

Arsenal bought five quality players that can fire the team forward. The signings of Sanchez, Debuchy, Chambers, Ospina and deadline day signing Welbeck might add flair and bite to the front of the Gunners.

Arsenal spent a total of £82m and received £25.7m meaning they spent £56.3m net.  Which shows they spent money and were 2nd across Europe for net spend.

Sanchez has shown glimpses of quality and looks like he will find the back of the net as well as create goal-scoring opportunities.

Wenger now has a wealth of attacking options as Welbeck joins Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Yaya Sanogo, Joel Campbell and Lukas Podolski as men who can lead the front line for Arsenal.

Arsenal’s £16m striker might form the pair of the quickest and deadliest front three in Premier League with Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez depending on the formation Wenger adopts.

The Welbeck buy is seen as a decent stop-gap till Olivier Giroud’s return from lengthy lay-off. The French striker will be back next year and Wenger was in desperate need of cover. But in the long run, with Theo Walcott soon to return to action, Welbeck’s arrival could mean a significant change of style for Arsenal.

After a disappointing away draw to Premier League newcomers Leicester City, Arsenal still have plenty of work to do.  The Gunners supporters are desperate to see their squad supplemented with some new blood.

Speaking at the KP Stadium, manager Arsene Wenger insisted the club were open to more transfer activity just before the transfer window slam shut. The Frenchman told the club’s official website: “We are out there and we try our best”.

With Olivier Giroud out until Christmas, most of the rumours surrounding Arsenal relate to possible striker signings. However, it should not be forgotten that they also need a centre-half and holding midfielder.

Welbeck, 23, had been the subject of interest from a host of Premier League clubs after being told he was no longer wanted under new United boss Louis van Gaal.

Welbeck could be the missing link that will fire Arsenal towards a title.

He has scored 20 Premier League goals in 90 appearances and has won 26 caps for England since his 2011 debut, scoring eight.

However, his only start this season came in the 4-0 League Cup thrashing at MK Dons last month.

However, the arrival of former Manchester United striker, Welbeck, to Emirates has received mixed reaction.

Welbeck will prove to be a good signing. At Arsenal he will improve and score goals. This optimism is shared by Arsenal fan Piers Morgan.

“I bet Welbeck scores more goals than Falcao this season.” Morgan was then challenge by a fan, which he then replied “how much” showing his confidence.

The transfer window would have scored higher but Wenger didn’t replace an outgoing Vermaelen what doesn’t make sense and didn’t address that defensive midfield area. He came close to securing William Carvalho but 7-8 million euros separated the two clubs.

Welbeck can play up front with Sanchez and Walcott wide which then allows Ӧzil to play in his favoured central attacking midfield role. This means Arsenal can get the best out of him.

Often played on the wing and out of the goals at United and for England, the 23-year-old now has his chance. And with the players around him, there should be no excuse.

Welbeck’s speed, power coupled with those of Sanchez and Walcott is a mouth-watering prospect, so watch out Premier League.

In conclusion, Wenger have addressed one key problem of last year and that was the lack of pace in the attack. Arsenal now looks like a quick team with Welbeck, Walcott and Sanchez.

Anthony. I Nlebem