Andy Gray expects Arsenal to impress this season
(Please check out the updated Squad Section for 09/10)
Sky Sports pundit Andy Gray is one man licking his lips to what Arsene Wenger’s men have in store for the new season.
While his colleagues gather their 2009/10 previews in which Arsenal are either tipped to settle for fourth spot again or fall behind any of Villa, Everton or Man. City, the Scottish commentator is expecting the Gunners to excel next season.
Gray is certain he will see the Arsenal of old next term, but it may be an improved one.
“I know what I am going to see from Arsenal this season. A fantastic brand of football and when they go forward, they are as good as some of the best in the country. But on the other hand, I wonder about their defensive problems.” He said on Sky Sports
Martin Tyler’s best foil in the commentary seat on Sky Sports is also adamant the loses of Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure can be made up for by the boosting returns of some crocked men and Wenger’s latest additions.
“I think Adebayor and Toure are great players especially Toure who has won a lot and was an experienced man at Arsenal, but with the new man Vermaelen in, I think he was to fill that gap anyway.” Gray said.
“Also, Eduardo has impressed in preseason and there are the likes of Van Persie and Arshavin while Rosicky’s return boots them. I really think Wenger has got some good options.
Andy Gray’s message to fans dreading about what could be another long season?
“So if I am an Arsenal fan, I won’t be scared at the start of the season, I will be up for it.”
Are you sure he was’nt drunk? You know the jocks. Id be careful to take that as a sign that all is hankydorry with our team. In fact, we need to be careful because we’ve been just surving the last 3 seasons. What annoys me is that we cant strengthen the team and rely on recovery of injured to give us a boost. What if the relapse? I hear Rossicky is back in a sickbay.
We could really have done it this year. With Manure this shite and CVhelski dependibg on 8 codgers, we could have nicked it. But our team’s depth is questionable. Hangeland and Mamadou Diarra could have come to shore up our defence and Diarra could patrol the middle like a cop. Can you imagine Sylvestre against Drogba, Crouch, Robinho or Agbonlahor? Disaster if you ask me.
“We could really have done it this year”
Your tone seems like you’re giving a review rather than a preview to 2009/10.
Did the season happen already? Or are you a prophet?
Offensively, we are good. Defensively, we are suspect. Bring on a top CDM to protect the back four and we should be solid.
For me, what is of utmost important is how The Arsenal end rather than how The Arsenal start.
forget midfielders, we need two centre-backs like, players like man who chokes bears and breed
then everything will be hankydorry, ooja-cum-sppiff and in a natshell, salted.
All we have to remember is that the EPL is not for the swift but for who can endure it.
ditto : It’s more important how we finish than how we start!
One other thing, as the Senderos to Everton transfer seems to have gone cold, it’s time now to say “ok prove yourself this season” to the boy and keep him at Arsenal, remember he’s just had a full season at Milan and no matter what anyone say’s he’s a better player for it…………..
i hope Wenger goes for matuidi. He is young(22) and already a good DCM and he is better than denilson and song. He will bring a Good competition to both. But i still think we have a good team to fight for titles and the future is looking amazing.
Agree with everything he said….although, andy gray saying that?…realy??
I agree we need a strong finish to the season but we defo need a great start just as importantly, start badly morale will be low, media will be on our back, our fans will be calling for Wengers head, and could be tuff to recover from that. On the transfers id rather not talk about that, bit sick of it TBH, GET BEHIND OUR BELOVED ARSENAL! Stong support is key.
I’d rather have Senderos over the Cat any day!!!! Many fans are putting fear into other fans w/ how much we lack. I understand the frustrations. I believe that we have a great attacking side. Our mid isn’t that bad and D is ok. I have faith that we will be good. I just want the boys to shut mouths this season and play their hearts out. The season really depends on them at this point! We can compete! Have faith my fellow Gunners!
all you guys are right and flipping cool , good too.
Despite the naysayers,i think we are going to be just fine this season.Roll the ball and let’s go kick some azz.Best wishes to the team and supporters.
why is it we have 3 men at the top who between them have more money than abramovitch the glazers the 2 yanks at liverpool but refuse to fund wenger also if wenger had taken the madrid job would he have knocked back ronaldo and kaka and brought in 2 kids
Im so ashamed of all the arsenal fans that are so critic. Im looking forward to see your ugly rat faces when we win. But ofcourse you will probably moan then too. “we did not win wit the right players, BUY BUY BUY”” Wenger is french we want new manager.”” im monainga at Arsenal just cos i wanna moan and cause i know so much about footy, after all ive watched it from the same spot of my couch the last 15 years and have supported arsenal since they started winning under mr wenger” Screw the regular arsenal supporter.
Listen to the guys in this article, have some faith for gods sake. If liverpool dont win this year they will have gone rather long with no trophy neither. You dont hear them moan! you dont here them hate their OWN team. Whats wrong with you guys???
‘As good as some of the best teams going forward!’
Mate they are the best going forward in the league.
Andy gray is a man u fan anyway.Dont waste time listening to his drivel.