A rare good performance in troublesome times by Konstantin Mitov
So, after another long period of disappointment Arsenal managed a decent draw at the Bridge, when Chelsea were clearly the more dominant side. But in un-Arsenal fashion we were resilient and despite a few scarey moments I didn’t really feel like Chelsea would score.
It’s funny how Wenger actually has a decent record against Conte, with two 0-0 draws at the Bridge this year, considering the fact that before this season our last points there were in 2011! But this result came with more costs as Wilshere got injured again.
After we missed the chance to beat Liverpool and Chelsea at home and blew the lead at West Brom, it’s highly unlikely we would make the top 4. Alexis is bound for City this month and I am unsure what kind of replacement of that quality can we buy in January.
I’ve heard the name Malcom which only reminds me of a TV series and I don’t think it’s the kind of player that will set the Emirates alight. That said, I’d rather add some attacking threat to our impotent attack, because Lacazette cannot do it alone up front. He was badly missing Ozil and Alexis yesterday and with Walcott’s career finally looking like over, who will support him?
It’s funny how Iwobi was our best attacking threat, and how we played him despite obvious footage of him partying till 3 in the morning, before we got knocked out of the FA cup. Arsenal is a shipwreck at the moment. The best players are hoping for a move, the second best are yet to pen new deals and we don’t know if anyone is coming in.
Honestly with the form of Alexis this season we might as well have sold him in the summer for 70 million and got some money to attack this window. This situation proves the immortality of Arsene. It’s hard not to blame him for this since he is in control of everything.
I’ll leave the topic with the fact that if we sell Sanchez for 30 million, is that Champions league money? We lost a lot of money already, unless we have a decent replacement in line I’d keep him. That said, Wenger’s job is hanging on him being a good accountant, not a good manager.
We appointed that Dortmund scout and Barcelona’s former sporting director, but it’s hardly possible we’ll see any result from their work before the summer. Arsenal feels like apathy. Nobody cares about the fans and the fans start to feel like there’s no point in caring about the team too.
This team desperately needs a fresh face that will bring a new hope. Hopefully this summer. But hope at Arsenal has been long lost. If you believe in anything good after the years of misery Arsene has brought us, I feel sorry for you.