While Arsène Wenger was watching hawk-eyed from the commentary box last night, there is a thing or two that he and his Arsenal side could learn from Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of Brazil on Tuesday night.

When you line-up with 11 world-class quality players, more often than not, you are going to achieve a world-class quality result.


With the imminent signings of Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez, don’t be surprised to see the Gunners running riot on a top four rival in the foreseeable future.

The Puma kit deal has seen an influx in money for the club, which will allow Arsène Wenger to spend in excess of £100 million on player transfers this summer.

The Independent has reported that Wenger is in Brazil not only to act as a pundit for French television but also to scout potential transfer targets.

The pressure is now firmly on Arsenal and our French boss to perform in the summer transfer window following the club’s rejection of Cesc Fabregas and his subsequent move to Chelsea.

It is universally obvious amongst fans (and I hope management) that the club needs a new marquee, world-class, striker to come in.

Giroud is a fine player, and will make a perfect understudy, but if Arsenal wants to win the league against the likes of our free-spending Stamford Bridge neighbours (who have already brought well), then, at the very least, a top striker is required.

15th August 2011 the day Fabregas left Arsenal football club, enticed by his boyhood heroes Barcelona. Who could blame a young man wanting to play for his local team which was also the best team in the world and one of best teams in the history of the game?

Cesc made a personal decision that he believed was best for himself at a time when Arsenal needed him the most. This does not make him a Villain or a traitor, Fabregas did many wonderful things for Arsenal which should not be minimised or tainted, and he will still have a place in many Arsenal fans hearts. The memories of games against A.C Milan and Tottenham Hotspur will never fade with time.

25 years have now gone by, a quarter of a century since the most famous and certainly the most dramatic moment in the history of Arsenal Football Club.

May 26, 1989 saw the Gunners go to fortress Anfield needing to win 2-0 to win the league on goals scored from Liverpool.

It looked impossible, in those days opposition goals at Anfield were about as common as snow in July in Florida, it almost never happened.

But that night, a seven year old boy fell in love forever, my life-long passion for Arsenal Football Club was born….

Do Arsenal need Cesc Fabregas? Such a question would not even need a second thought a year ago to those associated with the Arsenal. But with the midfielder’s future uncertain at Barcelona there seems a chance he may ply his trade with another Premier League side come the start of next season.

The Spaniard will consider a transfer to the Premier League this summer as his return to Barcelona has not gone as planned, as unexpected fan displeasure has seen an exit on the cards since last summer. Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea will be offered the chance to bring Fabregas back to the Premier League but the idea of a return to Arsenal is not the foregone conclusion that it once may have been.