There will many disappointed Gooners out there tonight. Disappointed because we haven't made any signings today or since Thomas Vermaelen arrived at the club. I can understand your frustrations. I would have loved Arsene Wenger to make a couple of signings too. But he hasn't. And I'm not that disappointed to honest.
I'm in the belief that we can achieve great things this campaign. I feel really positive, have done all summer, and despite the defeat to Manchester United, the start we have made to the season has given me even more reason to be so optimistic.
There is nothing anyone of us can do now. The dead-line is over and what we have is a very hungry squad eager to prove that everyone who wrote us off is wrong. There seems a togetherness amongst this group of players and they need to prove that Wenger's faith in them will not be unfounded.
This squad has grown together and despite the departures of Adebayor and Toure I actually feel we are stronger than we have been for a long time. As much as I loved Kolo Toure, Thomas Vermaelen has impressed me so far and in my opinion is an improvement on what Toure had to offer. They say success begins at the back, well for me, Gallas and Vermaelen have gelled very quickly and we have a much more solid look about us now.
Our new formation is serving us well. We press higher up the pitch and don't allow the opposition anytime on the ball. The 4-3-3 also allows our forward players to be more fluid and not so stagnant. They inter-change more freely and this is proved by the amount of goals we have scored. Yes, Adebayor scored goals for us, yes he was a plan B, but the goals are now shared throughout the team and this can only be a good thing.
Of course there is always the slight worry that we will suffer injuries to the team and the squad will fall short. My advice? Take a look at the Arsenal squad on Arsenal's web-site and there is plenty of quantity and more importantly, quality.
I really believe this is our year. Every summer we are written off and that surely will motivate this squad of players. There can be no more excuses. We cannot keep saying we are developing. And I reckon that time has finally come.
We can no longer be bullied, we have a hungry set of players, we have the best manager in the world, we have one of the best stadiums and we have fantastic support. Let's get behind this Arsenal team and I'm sure that we will be rewarded.
Keep it Goonerish..................