Internationals. How did our boys Do? By Galen.
It has been a good week of International football for most of the Arsenal players. I watched a few games to see how they fared and, like always, you are impressed with some and disappointed with others. Where do I start with —– oh yeahhhh…
Rambo: Yes he was fantastic against Belgium playing the entire 90 mins,c ompeting against the likes of Witsel and Naingolan who are top quality midfielders. Wales are the team of the qualifiers for me. Very impressed.
Ozil: He went assist crazy in Germany’s 7 -0 victory against Gibraltar. He had 3 assists and created numerous chances for his teammates. I have to say I have never ever ever seen a footballer as generous as this guy. He could have scored at least 2 goals but he is a perfectionist and he walked the ball into the net instead.
Jack : Super super jack. Well he bossed England and lifted his team when Slovenia were in control. He has improved so much defensively and is very aggressive. The goals were orgasmic . He is also benefiting from the fact that the team is built around him. he has been Man of the Match for England in his last 5 internationals. I can’t remember the last time that happened.
Cazorla: Played the Xavi role in Spain’s victory against Belarus. What’s there not to like about him; passing, dribbles, skills, composure, he’s got it all. An underrated player. I still don’t believe we signed him for £13m. Give Arsene a knighthood!
Alexis: Great start to his Copa America. He was full of energy and made those great runs. A fantastic run and assist for the second goal. Played the entire 90 mins.
Gibbs: Played the entire 90 mins and had a decent game for England.
Rosicky: Played the entire 90 mins of Czech republic loss to Iceland.
Campbell: Well I can’t really blame him. When you play against Spain you barely ever get to touch the ball. He still created an assist for the opener.
Carl and Chambers: They both played well for England in the under 21 friendly. Chambers played at CB while Carl was at RB
Bossielny. Former French international Lizarazu said that the Boss and Varane are too similar and don’t complement each other. For all of Bossielny’s greatness he has the odd penalty mistake in him. At this rate he may break the French record for penalties conceded. He didn’t play in France’s second game against Albania and was replaced by Liverpool’s Sakho
Walcott. Andros Townsend was chosen ahead of him? Sweet lord…. Well, he played the last 20 mins of England game.
Podolski: The normal odd sub appearance for club and country.
Szczesny: Was on the bench the entire game.
Olivier Giroud. Do I blame Giroud or do I blame the French set up? On Giroud’s performance, Lizarazu said there is a reason Arsenal needed to buy a striker this summer lol. According to Opta on Giroud vs Albania:
Touches – 13 touches. less than goal keeper Lloris (14).
Duels won: 0% . Arial Duels won: 0% . Interceptions: 0
Passes: 9. Pass accuracy: 67%
Fouls won: 0 . Fouls Conceded: 2.
I think the French system didn’t help him but when Benzema is absent and you have 2 games to play (one against Belgium and another against Albania) and you do nothing about it then its very disturbing. Being in France at the weekend I think some of the criticism of Giroud went overboard. I have to say the entire French team was poor. But good Lord, Giroud was shocking!
The holiday lads.
Le Coq, Ox, Per, Flamini, Arteta, Debuchy and Welbeck are on holidays in some nice place. Diaby?? Is he still at the Physio room? Or on holidays too?