Just two weeks left…

It’s hard to say that, but when you look at the best premier league clubs and you compare their amount of  transfer fees, there is just one team, who is different. It’s far to early to say if it is good or bad, but Arsenal are the only team from the top five(Arsenal, Chelsea, ManU, ManCity, L’pool) who sold more than bought. Look at this table:

Team players in players out balance
Arsenal £22,600,000 £47,500,000 +£24,900,000
Chelsea £30,350,000 £18,400,000 -£11,950,000
L’pool £49,300,000 £4,050,000 -£45,250,000
ManCity £60,000,000 £18,500,000 -£41,500,000
ManU £52,900,000 £8,700,000 -£44,200,000

And it’s by far… When you consider that Arsenal are likely to sold Samir Nasri to Manchaster City for a reported fee around £23m and Chelsea still in talks with Luka Modric and Juan Mata(also linked with Arsenal) the gap between Arsenal and the other teams could be even bigger. This could be a massive masterpiece from Wenger, if he would be able to keep with the top of the table up. But as I said, transfer window isn’t close and some expensive transfers still could happen.

We have gone through difficult week, whe our capitan went to Barcelona and I really hope, that this year, we will play them in the Champions league and we will finally knock them out. As a replacement, we bought Joel Campbell for  £1m (Cesc left for £35m) from Costa Rican team Saprissa. 😀 Interesting…

Last week Arsenal showed their quality in defence, when they managed to keep two clean sheets in a row(no suprise for me because we had our best defenders available) but we struggle to attack. It is not difficult to find a problem of that. We sold Fabregas, Nasri didn’t play because he will probably leave, Wilshere injured and in the first game also Walcott injured and in the second Van Persie suspended. Our key players weren’t available and I am really afraid of the Saturday’s game againts reinforced Liverpool. Without our only one first team signing Gervinho(suspended), Fabregas, Nasri and Wilshere also unaviable our attack leading by newly-promoted capitan Van Persie will not have easy task. Also defence without Alex Song(suspended) Tomas Rosicky(rested), Armand Traore and Kieran Gibbs(both injured) will need to show their best to deny Liverpool atack. Without them, our lineup could looks like this:

Sczeszny – Jenkinson, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Sagna – Frimpong, Ramsey – Arshavin, Van Persie, Walcott – Chamakh.

My tip for a result is 2-1 for Arsenal 😀

So just two weeks left till the transfer window closes and there is the third match of the season which will show us the strenght of Arsenal “reserve” team againts one of the title contenders.

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Student from the Czech republic, Arsenal fan, hattrick player