It’s time for the traditional Arseblog season preview post, and like last year we’ve got a couple of other Arseblog regulars to give us their ten cents.
All of these have been written independently of each other, so there’s no cross-contamination. So, this is what myself, Andrew Allen and Tim Stillman think of the squad – as it stands – and its readiness for the new season.
Starting, as always, with:
Andrew Mangan: Before lockdown if you’d said we’d be receiving bids approaching £20m for Emi Martinez but unsure whether selling is the right thing to do, people would have said you were crazy. The world, however, is not what it was, and after his superb run in the team after Bernd Leno’s injury, that’s where we are.
The German was the unquestioned number 1 until that incident at Brighton, but Emi’s performances and personality have convinced many he should stay in the team. The issue is that he wants to be first choice, and as impressive as he’s been, you can understand why it’s hard for Arsenal to give him that assurance.
He’s played just 15 Premier League games for the club, and at 28 years of age has just hit the 100 senior appearance…