Arsene can’t get no satisfaction by Konstantin Mitov
Aren’t the Rolling Stones a nice way to start an article right? So whats up? After soaking up the Swansea defeat by which I was devastated, it’s time to take a look as to what lies ahead? First up it’s a tricky game vs Man United at Old Trafford. Had we beaten Swansea a direct place in the CL would’ve been assured but now there’s drama ahead…
If United beat us, we’re still hanging the faith of not playing a qualification game in our own hands, but I have a bad feeling about it. We filled the same squad for the 5th game in a row. This is a tired squad, and if you follow Arsenal long enough you’ll know Arsene doesn’t like change. He doesn’t like changing his philosophy which has cost us quite a lot along the years, nor does he like rotating his squad.
Ramsey on the wing may work for a game or two, but you know his position is in the middle. On the other hand we have a Theo Walcott, a REAL winger, who barely gets 20 minutes a game and cannot score against an open goal. It’s a psychological thing that gets into a players head when whatever he does he cannot get into the side.
We have a few players who are future ‘might-be’s. First there is the aforementioned Walcott, who has only one dimension to his game and when his finishing is not good he’s essentially wasted on the pitch. Ramsey is another player who swings from a world class midfielder to his old average self, and Wilshere you feel is on the ropes if he makes another smoking mess. You feel that not too many people would back him for a regular starting X1 place. And then there’s Welbeck – who has all the ingredients to be a top quality striker – there is the pace and the physique but you wonder about the end product?
If you have one chance in a CL semi final and it has to be buried do you trust our strike force? Look at how Neymar handled a tricky ball from Suarez and buried it past Neuer (the best keeper around) at his near post. We need to shoot for the moon and if we miss, we’ll still land among the stars. Quality players will be available, because sometimes they fall out of favor at their club, or they don’t like the manager…
Get them, Arsene!