Arsenal Football Club Reveal Away Kit – When Will They Use It?

Arsenal Football Club Reveal Away Kit – When Will They Use It?

 

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As revealed on Arsenal.com(Pictures Courtesy Of), Arsenal have revealed their away kit for the 2017-18 season. Heavily dependent upon blue, it certainly is more appealing that the army(and other) styles of recent times.

For your information, we will get the chance to see a trial run of the kit in the very near future. In fact, we will get to to see it this weekend, Saturday to be precise, in the Emirates Cup when Arsenal square off against Benfica.

It’s good to see that two players linked with exits in recent times, Ozil and Bellerin are at the front of promoting the kit, a good indication that we will keep both players beyond the current transfer window.

Hopefully we will not see too much of an experimental side this weekend, because, despite two good signings, we are still short of one or two players. For my liking we need a commanding holding midfielder. Yes, we do have great flair in the middle but Xhaka et al at times lose control of the midfield and this often results in losing control of the game. To my mind there is no point getting Mbappe or Lemar if we can’t control the midfield. To that end, when we are overrun in the midfield, this results in players like Ozil going AWOL since they often have to prioritise defensive cover instead of focusing on their creative abilities.

Anyway, that’s my rant for the day…..good kit, need more imposing midfield signings, and, no youth teams for the cup this weekend!

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What Would Thomas Lemar Bring?….

Thomas Lemar

Arsenal Player?

What Would Thomas Lemar Bring?....transfer window Thomas Lemar The Gunners Monaco F.C. Kylian Mbappe Emirates Stadium Champions League Arsene Wenger Arsenal Transfers Arsenal F.C.

Experience

2013 - 2015

Caen

0 goals from 10 appearances in 2013-14 did not set the field ablaze in his first season. His second season netted only 1 goal from 26 games before his move to Monaco.

2015/6 - 2017

Monaco

5 from 34 games might seem paltry but it was a continuation of his gradual improvement during his first season with Monaco. Then, last season he began to realize his promise by netting 14 in 55 games despite not being the spearhead of the attack.

About Lemar

  • Born: 12 November 1995(currently 21)
  • Height: 1.7 metres(5 foot 7)                  
  • Position: Midfielder(attacking)                               

Value

2016

During 2016, Lemar's value incresased from around 5 million in Jan to around 17 million by the end of the year.

2017

according to transfermarkt.co.uk, Lemar's current value is around 20.5 million pounds. However, recent bids suggest that the highly inflated market will add at least 50% to that figure.

Skills

Goals Per Game
Goals 26%
Assists
Assists .264 26%
Passing
Passing 83%

Stats show that Lemar's value has increased exponentially in the last year or so, so Arsenal may have missed the boat in getting the best value for money.

That aside, at 21 years of age , and, given the massive rise in transfer fees over the last couple of years, it is possible that Lemar could still end up being a wise imvestment. Given also that Mbappe will only be sold for figures north of 100 million, Lemar is much more a realistic proposition.

Essentially an attacking midfielder with the panache of Ox or Walcott, Lemar has, it seems a much better finish. Walcott's finishing is less than powerful despite his 100 goals for the Gunners, and, Ox flatters to deceive, one minute a wordl beater the next a hard working but barely noticeable combatant.

There are, of course a few concerns:

  • Can he adjust to the EPL?
  • Will his progress continue at the rate shown recently?
  • Will he at 58 kg be strong enough to remain injury free.
  • Can Arsenal get him at a reasonable price?

Given the limited experience that he has, his talent is clearly enough to justify interest from the Gunners. Will he end up a world beater or Walcott 2.0? .....Watch this space!

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