5 things we learned as Arsenal were deservedly beaten by Chelsea
Our midfield needs a fix – What a most terrible performance I’ve ever seen from an Arsenal midfield. No fighting spirit. They left our defence so open and often dispossessed. It was a total liability yesterday.
We still have the very same problems – Yesterday it was as clear as daylight that we are not a team who chases the ball. The players displayed good ball skills when in possession of the ball but were awful when not.
Organization is Key – everyone bore witness to the ridiculous positioning of our players. Everyone was high up on the pitch including central defenders and our fullbacks played as though they were wingers. You see, the problem is that whenever we lose the ball we don’t regain it quickly the way Bayern do. That leaves so many positions exposed, such as DM, CD and fullback. And many teams have exploited this weakness.
Sanchez is back! – Despite missing almost 2 months of football. He came on and showed hunger and passion and was also arguably one of our best players on the pitch.
Chelsea were on a mission – You could just see from the start that Chelsea were up for it. It was as if they had been preparing for this game all their lives and they utilized Willian and Costa perfectly, who are their most in-form players.
We were certainly naive in this game and we were punished for it. We were very complacent. We insisted on playing our natural passing which proved a liability yesterday. But fortunately every problem has a solution. Only that this time we have to hope. Let’s hope that Welbeck comes back firing.
We hope that Walcott, Giroud, Welbeck, and Sanchez become our lethal goal threats and Coquelin and Cazorla will come back and fill the midfield gaps whilst controlling the game with the help of Elneny of course. If not this, then we have 200 million in the bank which can freely be used to add better quality….