Our Arsenal fans here in the Transfer Tavern are ecstatic over the winter window signings Arsene Wenger has managed to pull off.
Whilst speculation was rife over two potential outgoings at the Emirates this window in Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, Wenger had a lot of pressure to come out of January with a fighting chance of regaining Champions League football.
Our regulars in the bar believe that Wenger has pulled off a couple of masterstrokes in swapping Sanchez for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and bringing in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on deadline day, which coincidently reunited to of the most exciting Borussia Dortmund attackers in recent history.
Following their arrivals at the Emirates, Wenger and his men will surely have enough firepower to make the top four.
Although many believe that Arsenal are dire need of a defensive midfielder, the two attacking players can revolutionise the Gunner’s forward line and, judging by their performances against Everton, our north London locals can expect a whole lot of fun going forward.
With that in mind, our landlord takes a look at the two players in questions and sees how they can help Arsenal get among the best in Europe again next season…
The former United midfielder will slot in easily at Arsenal and they should play to his strengths. Pairing back up with Aubameyang again will certainly get the excited juices flowing around the Emirates Stadium, with the pair creating a dangerous and prolific partnership during their time in the Bundesliga.
If played regularly and in the right position, Miki should show why Jose Mourinho was wrong to let him go so easily. Drifting all over the attacking line, the Amernian could be a joy to watch in this team.
The new signing is a complete unknown in the Premier League, he smashed it in the Bundesliga for seasons but coming to England is a different kettle of fish.
However, reuniting with his old pal Miki, he should find that spark quick enough and Arsenal could have one of the signings of the window if not the season should he start firing on all cylinders. Our punters are gearing up for what is going to be one hell of a scrap for Champions League places, and are hoping that the pair can fire them back to where they belong.
His stunning finish against Everton on his debut certainly suggested he had the tools to make it…