Our squad has bounded forward in leaps over the last couple of months, and we’re a piece or two away from a serious challenge to the reign of Manchester. We’ve added firepower, we’ve added midfield creativity, and hopefully with the know-how of Bould we can bring in some defensive team stability. We have the parts to create a solid defensive unit, I’m sure Steve will bring the manual to build our structure.
Tomorrow sees us face Sunderland in our first game of the season, and its quite a stiff test to open with. We rarely find it easy against The Black Cats, yet on our home turf we have a significant advantage, namely that we find it easier to play our passing game on a football field than a recently ploughed field. Wenger managed to squeeze in a comment or two about Sunderland in a press conference dominated by a certain serpentine usurper, and he mentioned their potency on the counter attack. We’ve been caught by them before in this manner, and hopefully this time our defenders ankles won’t rupture during their fast break. The lack of littered farming utensils left on The Emirates field ought to help prevent this.