Naby Keita- the answer to Arsenal’s spineless and weak midfield by V Pillay
Hello fellow Gooners
Whilst watching Red Bull Liepzig vs Sevilla at the Emirates Cup yesterday, I became aware why Liverpool want to spend 70 million on bringing Naby Keita to the Premier league. He is an archetypal midfield destroyer. His power, pace and energy is something that is sorely lacking in the Arsenal midfield. He is a stronger, more destructive version of Kante, continously bustling about breaking up the opposition play, and driving through their defence to help create goals.
Sevilla are going to be a handful for the Arsenal defence with their brute strength combined with some brilliant interplay. One can’t see Xhaka and Ramsey (or Coquelin) being able to dominate this team into submission. If the deal for Lemar is done and dusted Arsenal need to seriously consider strengthening the midfield. We all need to leave sentiment behind, we all love Cazorla, Ramsey, Wilshere etc but they are unfortunately not capable of being the answer to Arsenal’s title wining spearhead .
Every team that has won the league in the past has had powerful, dominant, skillful players with guts and energy to drag them onto the winners podium. Arsenal possess mentally and physically weak players that shyour game down and pass the ball to death going sideways. We need to learn from our mistakes like Mikel Arteta and build a strong centre with players like Naby Keita, Geoffrey Kondogbia or Naingolan….