Safe passing vs Risk taking football? Could Arsenal players be more Expressive? By Galen Sona.
It has been a very disappointing start to the season and I don’t even want to talk about the transfer window as we have had loads of articles on them already. The biggest problem we have at the moment is that we seem to have no idea going forward. With Bossielny back we seem to be very settled at the back.
We are now facing similar problems like the ones we faced last season in all the games that we couldn’t win. remember the games vs West Brom, Southampton, Norwich, Sunderland etc. Remember how safe we were in possession. Passing and building up sideways and sideways then getting stuck in the final third and run out of ideas?
Coquelin is neat and tidy, Xhaka is neat and tidy and Walcott just can’t beat a granny. That leaves us with Sanchez and Ox as our gamblers. Ox gets frozen in the final third and his decisions making is just poor. That is why I think having Wilshere could be a solution. I need someone that is not scared of making mistakes. What’s the point in having all that neat and clean possession and not being able to penetrate. We need someone who can carry the ball and provoke the opposition.
Yes Jack Wilshere loses the ball a lot. But when we play the small teams we can’t have Xhaka and Coquelin keeping it safe and passing sideways balls to fullbacks. Jack has got a unique ability to provoke, take a couple of players out of the game and cause freekicks. May be Wilshere could just be a solution to our problems when we play all this packing the bus teams.
I know loads of fans are tired with Wilshere’s injuries. But a fit Jack wilshere could do a lot of good for a team.
If we are lucky with the transfers we go for.. (But is a big if. Honestly i don’t trust the board and Manager)
I have also come to the conclusion that Wenger is not being given the money to spend. I don’t think you can give a manager £100 million to spend and he refuses to spend the money. It’s just not true. Wenger like any coach is a winner. I think right now he is just working on the philosophy that the club has in place since Stan and Ivan took over our club.
The board have to wake up. A manager can never stop a board from spending on a quality player. Never ever can that happen. If Stan says we should pay £45 million for Lacazette, how could Arsene refuse that?
That said I wish you all a great week.
BY Galen Sona.