Theo Walcott is hoping that Arsenal’s deadline day signings can get them back in the Premiership race, but as an Arsenal fan I would not hold my breath. There seems to be a lot of optimism coming from the gunner’s camp, but not from the fans.
“I’m not worried about the future at Arsenal at all. New faces tend to get everyone bubbling. We all have to lift our spirits and hopefully those new signings will do the job.”
While one or two of the senior players at Arsenal have made their frustration public, Walcott has decided to stand firm and support his managers transfer policy. Talking about the clubs deadline day transfers Walcott went on to say,
“I have never seen Arsenal do that in all the years I have been there, a lot of teams leave it until lastminute.com so it was interesting to see. We got rid of two great players but we’ve brought a few in and I look forward to seeing them “
If the new signings are going to make an impact than they will have to hit the floor running, with news that Thomas Vermaelen and Jack Wilshere out injured and will not feature until Oct or Nov at the least, the new signings will be needed more than ever.
This weekend’s home game against newly promoted Swansea will be the first game back since the 8-2 crushing defeat dished out to them by Man Utd, and with all due respect to Swansea, Arsenal could not have asked for a better game after such a humiliating defeat to the current league champions.
“There’s no point sitting and sulking about what you could have done better. The better team won on the day. A lot of people dropped their heads as soon as that fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth goals went in. Maybe the organisation wasn’t quite there either.
“I wouldn’t say we gave up. We tried our best. But Manchester United were very strong and scored some great goals. The dressing room was completely dead afterwards.
It is hard to recover from that result and it could hurt a lot of players. But Arsenal are a big club. You have to be able to react to those sort of moments.”
The best thing Arsenal can do now is to try and get a good run of games going with the new signings in the squad, they are still searching for their first win in the premiership, and hopefully that will come this weekend.
I am sure Wenger is working on bringing in some big names in the January transfer window, but realistically Arsenal are now in a stage of transformation, and players such as Walcott although only 22 years of age will need to step up, and help guide the team through this low point.