When Arsenal lost their opening game against Aston Villa, you’d have thought they had just disbanded the entire team and announced that they were moving the team to Scarborough to be captained by Ryan Shawcross. Arsene Wenger became the most hated man in North London in an instant.
Well, apparently it did some good.
Wenger has proven how good of a coach he is, even when there is no big signing to augment an already stout team. Arsenal is the richest team in the league, they are also the team with the longest current tenure in the Premier League. That doesn’t just happen, it happens because the people who run the team know what they’re doing.
However, the seven-year trophy drought is some cause for concern.
On that note, Arsenal made a huge signing, nabbing the German international Mesut Ozil and making their midfield easily the best in the league. With Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil, it may even be necessary to experiment with different formations to get them all on the field at once from time to time.
The move quieted the Arsenal fan uproar and qualifies as a ‘big signing,’ given the 42.4 million pound transfer price.
At only 24 years of age, Ozil could easily be a piece of Arsenal for years to come, and may even help North London forget about the departure of Cesc Fabregas.
With the addition of Ozil, Arsenal now sports three German internationals in the first team. With fellow German international Lukas Podolski out for several months and injuries always a concern to Wilshere, Ozil steps into the picture at a crucial time, with Arsenal holding down third on the table just three games into the season.