There were a lot of comments on the website today that suggested that the Arsenal fans were a bit nonplussed by the substitutions made by Arsene Wenger today and that was while the game was poised at 1-1. I don’t think anyone would blame the boss for replacing Francis Coquelin with our young striker Chuba Akpom after Tottenham took the lead but the two before can certainly be called into question.
The Frenchman’s first call was to bring Tomas Rosicky on, which seemed like a good idea and the Czech republic international was bright and positive when he came on. But the complaint from the fans is that he should have taken Aaron Ramsey off instead of Santi Cazorla. And I agree because the Welshman had one of his worst games for a while and that was one of the reasons our little Spanish maestro was not getting on the ball enough.
We were3 already under heavy pressure at that point so Wenger could have tried to be more positive by bringing Rosicky on for Ramsey, or he could have tried to shore things up by bringing Flamini on. But either way I think it should have been Ramsey to go off. He had the worst passing accuracy of all our midfielders and as most of the game goes through him, this was a big problem.
I also thought that Welbeck was one of our better players so was surprised to see him go off for Walcott. Danny was causing the spuds problems with his pace and energy as well as being very useful at defending from the front and helping Bellerin. So unless he was too tired to continue, which he didn’t really look, I think Wenger made a mistake with that one as well. What do you guys think?