We have been lucky at Arsenal over the years and seen some great striker partnerships, Bergkamp and Henry, Smith and Wright, Hartson and Kiwomya… Some need work on the training ground some just had the natural talent. A striker partnership can work in many ways. The big man who is good in the air next to the pacey little guy with an eye for goal. Or the talented player who drops off deep and links the play for his partner to finish. And of course there are players who can not play with each over. Herny did not like playing with Reyes, Bergkamp could not play with Kanu….Kaba Diawara could not play with any player in an Arsenal shirt.
Arsenal Manager Arsène Wenger said that squad is now fully stocked with strikers. We seem to be blessed with talent in that department but what is the best partnership we have at the club and who should start the season?
For a lot of people that will be a simply answer with Adebayor and Van Persie. But we now have a few options to look at. Nicklas Bendtner and Carlos Vela seem to have a very good understanding and the big man little man pairing seems a match made in heaven. But we also have Eduardo coming back this season. Were would he fit in?
After watching the Nicklas Bendtner and Carlos Vela partnership last night I personally would not be to worried if Arsenal decided to cash in on Adebayor as the future looks very bright. But if Adebayor stays then he now has to look over his shoulder as we have fantastic strength in depth and after a impressive per season for both Nicklas Bendtner and Carlos Vela a starting place for Adebayor next season may not be guaranteed.
Its a nice headache for Manager Wenger and its going to be very difficult keeping them all happy and giving them playing time. In Adebayor Van Persin Eduardo Bendtner and Vela we now have FIVE talented strikers who can all walk into most premier league teams. And Walcott can also play as a striker but I feel his best position is now on the flanks.
The attacking future sure looks bright for Arsenal and we seem to have a wealth of talent to pick from.
My question to you is “whats our best partnership”
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