Duo Complete Arsenal Deals After Watford Victory
Having claimed their first Premier League victory of the season at London rivals Watford on Saturday, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave supporters further good news after revealing that the signings of Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi were complete.
The duo undertook medical examinations over the weekend, and were announced on Tuesday. Perez has signed from Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna, and will provide some much needed attacking options to Wenger, while German defender Mustafi signed from Valencia for €40m. Wenger has been criticised by many during the summer for his lack of spending, however the arrivals of such players should enable the Gunners to compete for the title, having finishing as runners up last time around.
With many Arsenal players now on international duty, fans will have to wait until the Gunners next fixture against Southampton a week on Saturday to see the duo in action. For those of you looking to back the Gunners to collect all three points against the Saints, did you see the latest football odds at Betway? Arsenal are 1.57 on at Betway to overcome Claude Puel’s men, with Wenger keen to claw back ground on the table toppers. A five-point gap already separates Arsenal with Manchester rivals City and United, along with Chelsea, with Wenger’s men currently 11/1 outsiders with Betway to win their first title since 2004.
First half goals from Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil all but secured victory for Arsenal, with the German international showing his importance to the team on his first start of the season. Ozil is part of Joachim Louw’s team for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, with Germany overwhelming favourites with Betway to earn two opening victories. Meanwhile, Theo Walcott has earned a recall to the England squad, with Sam Allardyce selecting the 27-year-old despite his omission from the recent European Championships.
With no more incomings on deadline day, the likes of Mathieu Debuchy and Yaya Sanogo had been linked with moves away from the Emirates, as Wenger looked to get rid of deadwood from the current playing squad, but they remain part of a strong looking Arsenal squad that could even afford to offload Jack Wilshere on loan to Bournemouth.