Following the signing of Mesut Ozil last season, Alexis Sanchez goes to prove that this really is a new era for Arsenal football club when it comes to transfer activity, with established stars not only linked with Arsenal, but actually signing for them.
The signing of Alexis Sanchez has no doubt boosted excitement levels among Arsenal fans. The atmosphere appeared to be instantly improved around the football club, as we all eagerly await the new season. That feeling will be shared by all those inside the club, from the receptionists and cleaners, to the players, coaching staff and executives at the top.
However, why we relax during our summer, our players will be working hard in anticipation of the new season. One of those who will be working hardest, is English winger Theo Walcott. Walcott was unfortunately injured during January’s FA cup victory over Tottenham Hotspur which left him out for the rest of the season.
Walcott has taken time out of his pre season training to talk to the clubs official website, and he has expressed his excitement about the clubs transfer activity. Walcott discussed the signing of Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez and German playmaker Mesut Ozil, how excited he is to be playing alongside them, and also conveys excitement regarding players being linked with Arsenal.
From the start of the interview it is clear that Walcott is looking forward to the new season in the same way us fans are. He goes on to talk about the ability of our new signing.
Sanchez is a world-class player and I enjoyed watching him play for Barcelona and for Chile at the World Cup.
He’s still very young as well and he is going to show so much pace and power, which we lacked a bit last year. With me and him on the flanks, a lot of teams won’t be looking forward to playing Arsenal this year!
There’s a great buzz around the club at the moment. He is a marquee signing and something that the club has pushed on to: first you had Mesut Ozil and now it is Alexis Sanchez. Who knows where it is going to stop?
It is great to learn from these players, and I cannot wait to play alongside him. I am really looking forward to it.
Walcotts positive comments are excellent news for Arsenal. They go to prove the modern football cliché that the squad is boosted by the signing of new players. Walcott states he is excited to play along side Sanchez and has the extremely positive attitude that he is willing to learn from the new player. Certainly Walcott can learn and improve, which I hope is an attitude shared by other members of the squad.
The interview also suggests to us that Sanchez will feel extremely welcome within the squad, hopefully ensuring that the time he takes to feel at home in London is lessened. This will hopefully result in some electrifying displays from our new player from the moment he steps out onto the pitch.
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