Serviced Apartments in London for Arsenal
Many football fans travelling to London for Premier League matches should really take a few days to take in the city and look to stay in some London serviced apartments. As well as being able to watch world class footballers playing at the highest level at 5 different clubs, fans can also enjoy the many delights that the capital has to offer and stay in one of the many brilliant London accommodation options.
For the 2011/2012 season, it has been close to a disastrous start for Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal. The one saving grace has been their qualification for the Champions League group stage after a tricky tie against the Italian team Udinese. After picking up only 1 league point in the first 2 games, the Gunners travelled up to Old Trafford and took an absolute hiding from Manchester United getting thoroughly beaten and humiliated in an 8-2 thrashing. Wenger has been under increasing pressure from fans and pundits alike to strengthen the squad, which has been the story for years now, and this season it seemed more important to do so, especially after the big money sales of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas. But the abysmal performance in Manchester seemed to be the final kick up the backside that Wenger needed, and in the last few days of the transfer window he has opened the purse strings and signed 5 new players, crucially players with experience of European and international football, something fans and pundits have been calling out for for years now.
In Per Mertesacker they have signed an imposing centre back with 75 caps for Germany. In the experienced defender they seem to have plugged a gap that has been glaringly obvious since the likes of Keown, Adams and even Campbell left the club or retired. And at the age of 26, Mertesacker is still relatively young for a defender, so could give Arsenal many more years of service. The strength and power of the German paired with the technique and composure of Vermaelen all of a sudden gives Arsenal a solid base to the team. Add in the acquisition of Andre Santos of left back who should fill the gap left by Clichy, and maybe with more aplomb, and maybe the Gunners have a base to build from.
The purchases of Benayoun and Arteta show the Wenger has finally realised that the team needs some older heads to help guide the many young talented players he has in the squad. The likes of Wilshere, Ramsey, Oxlaid-Chamberlain, Song and Diaby will benefit from having some more experience in midfield to help nurture their obvious talents. And with Park Chu-Young joining Gervinho in the Arsenal attack, the burden will be eased on Van Persie to provide all the goals.
Although it’s unlikely that Arsenal will mount a title challenge this year, it’s looking a lot more likely now that they can keep their 4th place and maintain their run of 14 consecutive years in the Champions league. Maybe next season can be the one where Wenger has another pop at the title if some of the younger players can step up to the next level. Or if the new signing all gel quickly and key players can stay fit, then maybe Arsene Wenger can have the last laugh this season?
Whatever your football affinities, you cannot deny that London is a great city to visit and it has so many London accommodation options to choose from. Serviced apartments are an increasingly popular option for people visiting the city for leisure or work. The biggest advantage is you get more space than a London hotel room, yet a serviced apartment in London would cost the same. Don’t make the same mistakes Wenger has made and make sure you secure your accommodation early, otherwise you’ll be scrapping around at the last minute picking up whatever you can.