Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger once more steadied the ship with a 3-0 win against West Ham at The Emirates on Wednesday night.
It follows a trend of Arsenal doing well after losing their crunch games in the spring and whether it’s enough to assuage the fans this summer remains to be seen.
The other elephant in the room is the future of Alexis Sanchez. While the other Arsenal A-lister, Mesut Ozil, remains something of a luxury player, Sanchez is surely crucial to the Gunners’ future prospects of success.
But if he does leave Arsenal may have another solution as British media outlet, The Daily Mail, reports:
Arsenal are considering a move for Marcelo Allende – the Chilean starlet who has had three trials at London Colney.
Allende has been described as the ‘next Alexis Sanchez’ and turns 18 on Friday, meaning the Premier League club can offer him a professional contract.
The Santa Cruz number 10 has already made a promising start at international level with two goals in his first four games for the Chile U17 side.
And the diminutive 5ft 4in star has also forced his way into the first team reckoning at Santa Cruz with 22 appearances so far for his club. Although he hasn’t yet scored he has caused all sorts of problems for opponents with mazy runs and electric pace. He is currently displaying all the fearlessness of youth in his performances.
Arsenal have a lot of good players but surely they will take a good look at the squad this summer and try to add some really top quality. Whether that’s with a new manager is still the subject of much debate.
But, as you will see from the clip, any coach worth his salts would surely be interested in this little gem of an attacking midfielder.
Arsenal fans: is he just another youngster who is too raw for the first team?