As you know, the 2012/13 season was hectic with new signings, controversies and just simply amazing things. From the signing of want-away Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie to Manchester United, the Nani red card that cost United progression in the Champions League to the 7-0 aggregate thrashing of Barcelona from Bayern Munich who went to claim the Champions League after last season’s bitter loss to Chelsea.
The new season will mark a new era in many clubs such as Manchester United who will start without Sir Alex Ferguson with ex Everton man David Moyes stepping in the helm. Will Moyes achieve success at United? Only time will tell. Another club that’s embarking on change is Chelsea with interim manager Rafa Benitez gone and now managing serie A side Napoli, fan favourite and former manager Jose Mourinho is back as the manager at Chelsea for a 2nd term. Can Mourinho guide his reformed Chelsea side to Premier League success and maybe even win the Champions League, something he didn’t win at Real Madrid or at the first time as Chelsea manager.
They have been a lot of interesting signings this year, from Spanish speed demon Jesus Navas to Manchester City to Arsenal’s new French attacker, Yaya Sanogo. The Premier League have also lost a few big names like Carlos Tevez who made the move to Juve from City from around £10 million.
So I move on to City’s new boy Jesus Navas. A fast winger, similar to Theo Walcott and Aaron Lennon who can compete for the quickest off the mark in the League. I can imagine Navas causing some damage to the United defence who aren’t the fastest. Coming from Spanish club Sevilla for around £15 million he bring a lot to City’s attack. Jesus will link up with fellow Spaniard David Silva very well. As he is very quick, teams will need to keep a number of players to keep tabs on him, thus creating space in which he could lob the ball into to create a goal shooting chance. As well as being very fast and agile, he’s also a good dribbler of the ball. So aswell as being able to simply just outpace a defender, He can dribble through a defence almost effortlessly.
Also, I’m looking forward to seeing Wilfried Zaha and Raheem Sterling play. Both in the U-21 England squad and both wingers, It will be nice to see how they both will fare. I’ve seen both play for their clubs in pre season matches and both look right on track to break into the England first team and do great things.