Arsenal

Arsenal shown how they can have their own Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku calibre striker

The summer window was arguably one of the most impressive and influential transfer periods for a generation. The movement of players and the fees paid reached staggering levels. Cristiano Ronaldo re-joined Manchester United whilst Romelu Lukaku returned to Chelsea.

Arsenal meanwhile made six signings, none of whom were in the striking department. Mikel Arteta will rely on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette for this pivotal campaign.

Both Chelsea and United’s nostalgic acquisitions have hit the ground running. Lukaku has 3 goals in 3 games whilst Ronaldo scored twice on his debut. In north London, Aubameyang scored his first Premier League goal of the season, his 4th in all competitions.

The Gabonese forward has faced a difficult past 12 months since dragging the Gunners to an FA Cup win in 2020. Contracting both Malaria and Covid, whilst also dealing with the health problems of his mother, Aubameyang endured a year that understandably affected his performances and mental state.

It was therefore no surprise that Arsenal too lacked goals and in turn, finished 8th. Missing out on European football for the first time in more than 20 years.