Galatasaray result should not fool anyone by KM
Football is often about the last result and the next game. In Arsenal’s case the last result was a comfortable 4-1 win against Galatasaray and the next game is against the best team in the premier league so far – Chelsea.
We finally put in an expected performance against a side we are marginally better than. The new Henry with a hat-trick! Jokes aside, Danny Welbeck scored three good goals that highlighted something we’ve been missing for some time – a pacey and powerful striker who can shrug off a defender and burst forward.
Welbeck combined with Sanchez and the Ox give arsenal a new dimension of powerful and very quick players up front. Since football is a game of athletes, you simply cannot ignore the physical aspects of the players. If the opponent can outrun you from a few yards back and can outmuscle you, you’re always gonna have a problem.
I was most impressed with his second goal, because it showed determination to win the ball, power to hold off Melo, pace, good control and a calm finish. Now Welbeck joins a group of few English players who’ve bagged a hat-trick in the champions league. But that doesn’t put him even close to the one true king of north London. After all, Nicklas Bendtner managed a hat trick in the CL remember ?
Danny has the raw qualities and the potential. Whether he will have games like this on a regular basis or he will miss chances like Dortmund and Spurs is yet to be found out, but i do enjoy the way the Man United boy raised with so much love is now scoring goals for Arsenal and mocking United at not giving him the chance to shine as a forward.
But next comes Arsenal’s biggest test of the season. Chelsea did what we failed to do in the summer, address the problems. They replaced Torres and Eto’o with Remy and Costa, brought in Fabregas, and Felipe Luis we haven’t seen yet. They will have a game plan. Mourinho has Wenger’s number and he will motivate his squad for a win to mock Wenger again.
We will have a big problem, because they are physically better. Matic will dominate midfield. Costa will be an absolute terror and we need to concede as least corners as possible. A draw will be a superb result. Truth is we will hardly get it.I think we should take the game in our half and break on the counter hoping to catch em more than once.
We’ve really struggled with the clean sheets and we’ll hardly get one at the Bridge. It could end up a draw or we could get spanked 6-0 again. I really hope we watch videos of Chelsea, analyze them and adapt our game specifically to Chelsea. Hardly though. Wenger rarely changes his tactics and this will cost us. I just hope he realizes that a defeat would put is 9 points behind already. A bit too much if you ask me for just 7 rounds.