New signings prove inspirational in win
There can be no substitute for the impact and boost in morale generated from new signings, especially new signings that can be deemed world class and who can play a big part in attaining silverware.
Alexis Sanchez wasn’t fully fit, with Arsene Wenger confirming so both in his half-time substitution of the Chilean and his post-match comments. But Alexis was lively on the right side of Arsenal’s attack, the flank where much of the team’s good play came from.
The Chilean very much showcased how influential he can be in Arsenal’s attacking play, linking up well with Yaya Sanogo as a creator, and getting on the end of scoring opportunities.
And to analyse the right-back position, there has been no great lose of quality in what Mathieu Debuchy brings going forward. In fact, he looks far better in the final third than Bacary Sagna, even if the latter is more assured in his own half.
But Debuchy is a full international with Premier League experience. There will be no shock to the system for the Frenchman.
Arsenal have a good base of players, as we saw last season. But the team had been missing key elements to turn a good side into a strong title contender. Those added elements were on display in the 3-0 win on Sunday afternoon.