Arsenal had some brilliant moments during the just concluded season no matter how you look at it. It was a season the Gunners could have won the EPL title had injuries to key players not reared its ugly head. We take a look at some highs of the just concluded season with the FA Cup Final still to come.
We smashed our transfer record
Arsenal pulled the big one on transfer deadline day by signing ‘king of assists’ Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for a club record fee of £42.3 Million. It was a signing that assuaged the nerves of millions of Arsenal fans who had to endure a difficult transfer window.
Prior to the injury that ruled him out for about four months, Aaron Ramsey was in the run for the EPL player of the year due to his breath-taking performances for Arsenal. He was outstanding in almost all the matches we played, which made the club to offer him a contract extension. His form last season gives me hope that he will fulfil his glaring potential. The potential that made Wenger, Sir Alex and David Moyes “fight” for his signature when he was at Cardiff.
We did the treble over Tottenham
It was a season in which Arsenal defeated Tottenham home and away in the league, and also booted them out of the FA Cup in January. Prior to those victories, a lot of pundits had written Arsenal off against their North London rivals due to the fact that Tottenham made a lot of signings during the transfer window, and Arsenal could only sign Yaya Sanogo and Flamini on the free and Mesut Ozil on the final day of the window. Nothing is sweeter than beating Tottenham and the fact that we did it 3 good times in the just concluded season is a big plus especially after they spent over 100 million in the transfer market buying the likes of Soldado, Lamela and the likes.
The Puma deal
Arsenal and Puma were able to announce a new partnership that will see the London club earn £30 Million a year. The deal is worth £150 Million, and is to last five years. The deal means Arsenal have more money to spend in the transfer market. Coupled with the Emirates deal, Arsenal will now not only be able to pay big transfer fees but as well as be able to compete with what other clubs are offering in terms of wages.
Wilshere’s wonder goal
Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere scored a wonder goal against Norwich City on 19th October, which was voted goal of the season by the BBC ‘Match of the Day’ program. The goal won 42% of votes cast, and will remain one of the very best for seasons to come. The build up, the sleek and the beauty of the goal is something that not only delight Arsenal fans but as well as neutrals.
What are your highs as far as Arsenal’s performances in the just concluded season?