Is This It?

After many weeks  of speculation and patience, Arsenal has finally announced a new £15m signing, a player to keep Miyaichi on his feet.

Don’t get me wrong, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a good young player and English, but is this what we need?

Arsenal fans from all over the world were calling for Wenger to sign a defender, a top class defender who we have heard of like Samba, Cahill, and Jagielka, but Wenger decided to spend £15m on a 17 winger, the one position which we probably have the most promising players, like Walcott, Gervinho, Arshavin, Miyaichi and Afobe to name a few.

We apparently beat United and Liverpool to this kid,  so let’s hope he has promise and does really well this season.

Wenger was excited about the new edition,

“We are delighted that Alex has decided to join us.

“He is an exciting young player who will provide us with creativity and offensive quality. Alex is a versatile player who can play in a number of positions. He can play as an attacking centre midfielder, or wide left and right.

“Alex is a perceptive passer of the ball and has a great understanding of the game and looks to be a very good team player.”

Wenger continued: “Alex has done extremely well during his development with Southampton and we are looking forward to him progressing even further and fulfilling his huge potential with Arsenal Football Club.”

Alex was also delighted to have signed,

I’m so excited to be joining Arsenal. It’s a fantastic club and I’m really looking forward to the opportunity of playing football at the highest level.

“Arsenal have a great manager in Arsène Wenger, top quality players and an attractive style of play. These were all important factors in me choosing to sign for Arsenal.

“I’m proud to be joining Arsenal, but I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Southampton for their help and support during the early part of my career, for which I will always be grateful.”

Alex concluded: “I’m now looking forward to meeting all my new team mates and giving absolutely everything in an Arsenal shirt.”

So it isn’t the signing that most people would have hoped for, but I wish him well for the new season and hope he shines.

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8 thoughts on “Is This It?

  1. I think this is just to pave the way for Cesc/Nasri. Wenger knows he needs to get a CB. But if this is it, I mean Gervinho, CJ25 and this guy then Wenger has surely lost it. We didn’t pay 15m, we paid 6.5m, they get the rest if this guys is decent.

  2. Has anyone noticed a trend in AW’s transfers? He’s brought in young,fast, agile, players able to play both in the striker position, as a winger and even as a mdifielder, or like Jenkinson, able to play across the back 4. Gervinho can play across the entire front line, Ox-chamberpot can play in midfield or as a striker, Ryo can play across the front line, Jenkinson across the back 4, Frimpong in the back 4 or as a defensive midfielder, etc. this means he is reforming his team in anticipation of changing his usual 4-2-3-1 lineup and that he is looking to change our attacking style to a more fluid tactical interchange from the midfield on up.all of these new signings are aimed at offering him many options to develop.

  3. Walcott has always said his best position is as a striker. Arshavin prefers the hole behind the striker. Afobe has promiised so much but received so little playing time in return so he’s on par with young Alex. More quality is needed, that’s for sure.

  4. it is a good bargain i just hope mr stingy buys cahil and mata 2 pave way 4 vermalin 2 play as a left back if gibbs and traore fumbles or injured even when suspended.frimpong can give song a run 4 his money if given more playing time 2 build on his confidence.

  5. Good day all beloved of Arsenalfc, this is the right will need to tell Mr Arsene Wenger that, will need a good left back because we should not depend on Traore and Gibbs and we also need a solid center back and very sharp and skillful striker before we can win any trophy. I am also a good and talented young footballer but i need a help to make my dreams come true. I love you all and Up Gunners.

  6. Any idiot with a blog thinks he is a better coach than Arsene Arsenal..

    Sit down, shut up, and watch the game on the telly.

    The Gunners are adding two more players, so keep your knickers on.

    • When did I say I was better than Arsene Wenger? I just don’t think we need to sign a 17 year old midfielder/Striker for £12m. Arsene should be looking to sign Mertesacker or Cahill with that type of money.

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