There have been a few games recently in which Arsenal seemed to take an age to get going. While you could sort of understand if the players flagged towards the end of a match after all the midweek European matches and then the busy festive period, that does not explain why the Gunners were so slow out of the blocks, but perhaps the Arsenal and England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has shed some light onto the subject this week.
When Arsenal were up against the German club Borussia Dortmund a few years ago their manager at the time was the current Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and he made the famous remark about their style of football being like heavy metal compared with Arsenal under Arsene Wenger being more like an orchestra.
Well the subject of music has come up again, after the Ox revealed on kicca.com that the manager’s choice of music to get the lads up for a recent game was a song by old blue eyes Frank Sinatra, but Chamberlain and his teammates were not exactly inspired by Wenger’s tunes.
He said, “Great song, what an artist, but it really killed the vibes out there.
“That whole idea didn’t work because you can’t be listening to Frank Sinatra and then Rick Ross next track. It just doesn’t work. I think the Boss might have had a little smile and a chuckle and he just wandered off.”
So have we got to the bottom of our recent slow starts? If so then someone needs to sort the pre-match music out. Maybe Herr Klopp has a few ideas….