Arsenal has been heavily involved in the transfer window this season. Beginning a season without Arsene Wenger seems terrifying for many. However, the attention must now focus on how to achieve success in the league. Unai Emery has also brought in a number of key reinforcements into the team. Arsenal struggled defensively last season. As such, the new manager decided to quickly invest in new defenders and a goalkeeper. Arsenal could soon be dependent on three players who can bring success.
Three Arsenal Players Who Can Bring Success
Unai Emery has had an opportunity to look at his squad during the pre-season tournament in Singapore. As the 46-year-old manager has said, finishing out of the top four is unacceptable, there is a huge pressure on the team to perform. For the second consecutive season, Arsenal will be playing in the Europa League. Fans are eager to see the club return to Champions League action as soon as possible. Here are the three players who can propel the club to achieve their goal.
Everyone has been admiring the fact that Liverpool has pulled off an amazing feat in signing Alisson Becker from Roma. The Brazilian keeper had long been linked to a move to Chelsea. However, Jurgen Klopp eventually won the battle and brought him to Anfield. While he is dubbed as the player who could help Liverpool win the league, Arsenal fans should feel equally happy with Leno.
It is not known whether he would replace Petr Cech in the starting lineup, but the German is one of the best in Bundesliga. In the German league, no keeper has saved more penalties than Leno. This is something that the Gunners should be proud of. Cech has notably struggled with saving spot-kicks. Getting Leno into the team could help the team concede fewer goals. Additionally, the 26-year-old is now at the peak of his career. He is regarded to have great positioning awareness in his games and able to deliver long balls to his team accurately. This player is widely considered to be a significant upgrade of Cech and David Ospina.
Torreira stole the headlines for his amazing performances in the World Cup. The Uruguayan midfielder played a crucial role in his nation’s journey in the competition. His positive play even earnt the praise of Gary Neville. The fans were absolutely delighted with this particular signing.
The 22-year-old made the most number of interceptions (158) since the start of the Serie A 2015/16 season. At the same time, he also had the highest tackle win percentage in Italy last season. Arsenal have always needed a defensive midfielder who knew how to tackle and avoid punishment. In Granit Xhaka’s first season, the Swiss had difficulties escaping bookings from the referee. Now, Arsenal have signed a player who is adept at launching challenges on his opponents and getting the ball back for his side. Many have said that the North London club got themselves someone like N’Golo Kante.
The Gabon international will be starting his first full season in an Arsenal shirt. Fans had dreamed of having Aubameyang play for the club and it came true in January. As soon as he was brought in, his impact on the club’s goalscoring record was felt. In 13 appearances in the Premier League, the 29-year-old managed to score 10 goals.
Judging by how things have evolved, Aubameyang has formed quite a good understanding and partnership with Alexandre Lacazette. The French striker was unable to score as many goals as the fans would have liked. Once he played alongside the former Dortmund man, goals started to come. It would be amazing to see how Emery builds the team around him and find the right players capable of supporting him. He does not need much of the ball to find his way into the net. All Aubameyang needs is a good delivery towards him and his talent will help him score.
After all his success in the Bundesliga, it is time to showcase his abilities in England. His knack for scoring could really propel Arsenal to the title and achieve great things. Now, he has the full season to prove his worth and compete for the Golden Boot.