Coming into this pre-season tour of the United States, it felt like there was a great deal of negativity at Arsenal Football Club. They just didn’t seem capable of catching a break, with the Kroenke issue being one of the primary reasons why. Alas, in the last few games over in the States, they’ve been able to distract fans from all of that noise with a series of impressive wins. Last night, that trend continued as they eased their way towards a 3-0 success over Serie A side Fiorentina.
Getting the job done
Coming into the game we were saying that Fiorentina aren’t the side that they once were back in the day, and we should certainly reiterate that. Last season they were really fortunate not to drop down into Serie B through the relegation zone, and it doesn’t seem as if they’re going to fare all too much better next season. Still, even with that being said, a win is a win.
In what wound up being a really youthful Arsenal side, we saw the Gunners play to their full potential in front of a really lively American crowd full of many Arsenal supporters. Eddie Nketiah, who continues to make the headlines, scored twice in either half to put Arsenal in a really controlling position. Joe Willock was able to add a third late in the day to confirm the victory, with Gunners boss Unai Emery being more than happy to talk about the club’s dealings in the transfer market after the game.
“We are waiting. We have very good players – very good young players.
What does the future hold?
“Really I am [patient] because we want the best solution. Some players are very expensive and we are waiting for this possibility. We don’t want to go to the second line of players.
“We are aware we need to improve some players in this squad. I want to sign one, two, three or four players – but only if we can be sure they are coming to improve our team.
“There are a lot of names. The club is working.”
That certainly sounds like a man who knows what he’s doing, but of course, all we can really do is wait and see. For the time being, fans are satisfied, but once this tour is in the rear view mirror, all of the focus needs to be on the summer transfer window and that much is just a fact.
Does this win, and the tour in general, mean anything for Arsenal?