Marica’s agent Ioan Becali has described the Romanian free agent as ‘a really great striker who has already got experience in western European football’ and this may be true in a number of areas of his game but it does not appear to be in the key department of goal-scoring, an area that, say Giroud picks up an injury, Arsenal will struggle in.
The Full-Back. A frequently passed over position in terms of importance due to it not forming part of the central ‘spine’ of a team, some of the most influential and best players in world football have been left or right-backs. Continue reading
Three years ago, Carl Jenkinson was playing non-league football for Welling United. Now he has been capped by England in the recent friendly against Sweden and until recently, with the return of Sagna from injury, held the Arsenal right-back spot as his own. A full-back that is good defensively, but also good in the attack, Jenkinson has the potential to remain in the England set-up for years to come. Continue reading