Arsenal are Brilliant, But not Killers. By Galen
Arsenal have made remarkable improvements in the last 6 months which has made everyone believe we can challenge next season. Super Jack credits better planning as one of the reasons. “This year we’ve started to analyse the teams a little bit more,”
“We’re going there with a plan and as a team we know what we’re doing, which is important.
“We want to be difficult to beat when we haven’t got the ball, because we know what we can do when we do have the ball, but when we don’t we want to be difficult to beat. We’re starting to do that.
But what surprised me the most were the statement of LVG. “I also think Arsenal maybe have a better team than Chelsea, but they cannot finish like Chelsea.”
In the last few years we have played some orgasmic football taking teams to the cleaners but there is always that sense of frustration that we didn’t kill them off. Is LVG right? Well loads of our players like Theo Walcott have said this is by far the best Arsenal team of the last 10 years, but are we really the best team in the league?
One thing I definitely agree with LVG is the fact that we can’t finish teams as much as Chelsea. How do we finish teams off? Is it by working harder on the training ground? Or is it by going out there and getting what we need to become “killers”? Personally ,I believe Chelsea and City won’t stand still. I believe they will go out there and improve their team. If we don’t make the necessary additions we shall be brilliant but not killers.
Arsenal need more options and more competition to get to the next level. Two years ago when Manchester City won the League, Jose Mourinho declared Edin Dzeko as player of the season. Mourinho said: “My Player of the Year would always be from the champions. Manchester City need a point. I would say a City player and I would choose Dzeko. He was the third striker at the beginning of the season and when the team needed him, in crucial moments, he made the difference. He has 16 goals. Sixteen for the third striker is something spectacular. He’s not just a goalscorer. He assists, he plays.”
I think this was the statistic that made Mourinho go for Costa. I want to remind every Arsenal fan out there that our highest goal scorer in the league was Alexis Sanchez who scored 16 goals. Just look at the Liverpool without Suarez to understand the importance of having that killer up front. I remain very convinced that we are desperately in need of an absolute world class, clinical and monster of a striker next season. We need to be able to kill teams off. It is possible we are the best team or maybe one of the best teams. But if we can’t kill teams off I don’t see how we can win the league next season…..
I can’t also bet on Giroud and Welbeck to become killers overnight! We are brilliant but not “Killers”