It’s been another good week for the Arsenal, picking up another piece of silverware in the form of the Amsterdam Cup, and it has to be said, pre-season or otherwise, beating Lazio, Ajax, Inter and PSG in consecutive matches is no mean feat.
There have been some sterling performances, some slightly dodgy moments, but overall the picture is very positive. Now, like most of you, I’m just itching for the season to kick off in earnest.
Following this article will be the start of the season preview, an analysis and prediction for the coming year. Feel free to disagree as strongly as you like, I always scoff when I see the expert opinions, as I swear I’ve gone back in time a year and am again seeing predictions of Liverpool winning the league and Spurs breaking into the top four. I give credence to neither. But all that and more will follow.
For now, I’d like to tip my hat to Pies, who brought the story to my attention, and Lee Cook, who donated his substantial signing on fee to his former club – nice touch.