Warning signs were exploited, despite dramatic win. by Konstantin Mitov
Alright, label me negative all day long, but what I was crying out for all summer was brutally exposed by Leicester! We started the game with 2 left back and a young CB as our back 3 and you all saw how every counter Leicester made was a mini heart attack or a goal in our net.
We had the whole summer to prepare for this. And we didn’t. It’s one thing when you put Holding next to a WC winner and Koscielny and another when you put Nacho and Kolasinac as CB. More laughable is how our LB are both good in the WB position, but we put the Ox who struggles on the left there, when he is a best on the right.
I am sorry, when you play 3 players out of position you will struggle, especially in defense. Let’s stop living in Dreamland and be realistic for once. We’re not good enough at the back and we’re short of quality in midfield. We should get a new CB, because we still conceded 3 goals, and If this was Bayern, it’d have been another 5:1.
We were shocking at set pieces and defending crosses, but the way we gave away our second goal was comical. But the positive thing is up top we’re really dangerous, even without Alexis. Lacazette is a real striker of quality and Giroud is a super sub! I think we will score bags of goals but we’re unlikely to patch up the defence, because this is how Arsene rows! He always leaves a weak area so he can have excuses.
We really need someone like Van Dijk… Anyway, think of the atmosphere in the ground prior to Ramsey’s goal. “We’re Arsenal and we’re sh!t” was heard and I told you if Arsene doesn’t deliver, the banners will return. I was calling for the defense to be improved all summer. If I and other fans can spot the need of a new CB, how can a man paid 8.5 million pounds miss it?
I will not be optimistic until we start looking solid and we have all areas of the pitch covered with reliable players. We were lucky yesterday. Were going to Stoke and Liverpool away and on that performance, we’re asking for trouble. At least we bettered our start from last year, because we won, but what is important is to address the problems.
Because if we don’t, we’ll be punished and we won’t be able to escape errors every time. Please address the obvious issues so we don’t have to suffer another season like last one. This game summed our past 5 seasons – Good start, big dip, little comeback and a scrap fight for the points. The window is not yet shut so hopefully we will address it, but knowing Arsene… It’s been 13 years without a title. This should speak more than Wenger’s excuses.
If we don’t learn, we’ll be punished. Sooner or later….