Match Preview: Everton vs. Arsenal - Premier League 03.19.2016
Can it be the international break already? Please? The last few weeks have been especially unkind to Arsenal, what with getting dumped out of the Champions League and FA Cup and winning just once in our last eight outings. It's hard to believe that just a month ago, there was distant talk of a treble, but that talk has slowed to a trickle as Arsenal face not only a season without significant silverware, but one in which we might finish below Tottenham for the first time since 1995. And so we go into Goodison Park clinging to slender hopes of resurrecting something from a season that feels like it's teetering on the edge of catastrophe.
Last night The Mirror 'broke' the story that ageing superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is being targeted as a summer signing for the misfiring Gunners. Arsenal have been in need of a world-class finisher for a number of seasons now. Despite his unquestionable quality there are some doubts over not just the veracity of this link but whether he is the type of striker Arsenal need to get the best out of Özil as the German playmaker enters his peak years.
In his weekly pre-match presss conference today Wenger once more claimed to have been watching a lethal player before he earned his big move. This week it was the turn of Romelu Lukaku who Wenger says chose Chelsea over Arsenal.