Arsene again won’t take the blame by KM
Another day, another miserable Arsenal performance. We really are predictable. We did exactly what we do every time. Try to pass it into the net and as more often than not, it didn’t work. Where is the problem? We sent out a bunch of kids, Diaby, some out-of-favour players and Alexis.
Although we were poor once again, we started with a brilliant Alexis free kick. And after that we did what Arsenal do best. Make life difficult for ourselves. We gave away a totally reckless penalty and after that another corner and another ball hits the back of our net.
I will not comment on Diaby since this is not worth bothering. I only wonder why do we pay him 60k a week. No one pays me that money for being useless. Anyway, we can skip the kids too. Lets start with Rosicky. Awful performance. Totally unnecessary penalty and zero contribution in attack. This has to be his last season. Podolski certainly didn’t use the opportunity to deliver a performance and he is on his way out too.
Our reserve goalkeeper conceded a bad goal. The second goal was one he should’ve saved. When the ball flies over 30 yards, you have enough time to stand in its way instead of jumping helplessly to achieve nothing. And as we saw, we have zero backup defenders. Honestly the only players likely to see first team football of that team are Alexis and Wilshere (although Jack didn’t help himself too much yesterday) and Chambers (because we don’t have enough bodies in defense).
My problem with this defeat is not the 20 years in a row we won’t win the Carling Cup, it’s the manner of how we approach a game with zero preparation. We had one good performance against a Villa side struck by a virus that still almost opened the score if it wasn’t for Szczesny – and after they went down they were sitting in their own half waiting on a counter attack.
We’re really struggling and just because the other teams struggle too, we do not want to look at the real problem that is sitting on our bench. Arsene Wenger, a man in decline, a man on the downhill. A man who always has an excuse. I don’t like Van Gaal but he was spot on after the game against Leicester, they threw their game away. We made our game difficult and Wenger will not admit it.
It’s ok when Messi was the absolute best that we lost to Barca, but when Mikhitarian goes past 8 Arsenal players and fires wide and that happens 5 times we obviously have a problem. We have a better squad than Dortmund, Palace, Leicester and Southampton and we make our lives difficult by paying no attention to our defensive problems and totally ignoring the facts. Same with the attack and the fact we played 2 seasons with only one Giroud up front. We cannot defend a corner for 5 years in a row now and that cost us a win against Man City.
This may be the Micky mouse cup, but this and a lucky FA cup is the only thing we can realistically win. But us going out is not luck, we are poor since the community shield and we get what we deserve. We released huge financial figures. We have the money and the problems are well known. Wenger though prefers the excuses. I don’t. Arsene will not change. These problems are here from 2010 and we have not addressed them. We won’t do it any time soon.