Sead Kolasinac looks a real beast for next season! by Konstantin Mitov
Well, well! It’s the third community shield in a row that accompanies the an FA cup win the last in 4 years and I must say, when it comes to Wembley, we dig in and put out a performance and today was no different. I thought the best team won and there were some really good performances.
I though Lacazzete will be a real treat at Arsenal. We finally have a guy with whom I feel the ball is likely to hit the net when he gets into a dangerous position. The way he freed himself up and hit the post was sensational and deserved a goal. I don’t think we have another player in the squad bar Alexis who can do such things and hopefully it will soon be rewarded with goals.
Moving up Xhaka and Elneny were the bosses of midfield and I really wish we played more of them two. Xhaka started looking like the player we needed to buy in the end of last season and he was really good again. I was actually happy not to see Ozil and Ramsey on the team, because I feel like they are dragging us down. I saw players who wanted to fight today and the more of them, the better!
And there is no other than Sead Kolasinac who showed the desire to put in a fight and his “never give up” attitude resulted in a well deserved goal. He made a few excellent runs, he had a good preseason and I was really surprised not to see him start the game.
I though this was the only mistake we made in the selection. The Ox suffers on the left and I really hoped we’d see him on the right, but we started Bellerin who started training late and you could see it with Holding too how they weren’t that sharp and gave some balls away easily, but the Ox just doesn’t work on the left, where Kolasinac should be starting more games in my opinion.
So the defense remains the big worry. You could see Cech going out a few times and it kinda felt like he didn’t trust the 3 players he had in front of him, who are not the regular 3 you’d see if everyone is fit for sure, but I thought for a makeshift defense we were alright, and thank god we didn’t play Elneny as a CB.
The community shield is nice, but Leicester is the big one! We’re starting at home again, but we’ve started poorly the last few seasons and we desperately need to get off to a winning start. We have two difficult away games after that so I really hope we start well.
Mertesacker suffered a nasty head injury, so I’m not sure what the back 3 will be on Friday and if we’ll try to rush Mustafi back in, like we did with Holding, but please Arsenal please, let’s start focused and determined and win this first game of the season!