It seems that every single reader of JustArsenal has made it clear for months (or years?) that Arsenal are in dire need of a strong defensive midfielder, amongst other things, and it seems that Gooners have got an unlikely ally in the form of the Man United legend Paul Scholes.
The highly experienced ex-midfielder has stated in the Mail that he agrees with our assessment. He said: “The whole world seems to know that Arsene Wenger needs a high-quality holding midfielder but for some reason he chooses to ignore that inadequacy in his squad.
“Mikel Arteta is a nice footballer and does his best in an unfamiliar role but he is not a defensive midfielder.”
But that is just the start. Scholes also agrees with us that Wenger must take Mesut Ozil away from the left wing and put him back in the No.10 position. He continued: “I admired Mesut Ozil as a player at Real Madrid but it is no use playing him wide. He is not interested in defending and he needs to be in the centre, among good quality players who get the best out of him. He has that languid style which makes it look like he isn’t trying.
“I am sure that isn’t the case but he is struggling to find his form and he is too good a player to waste.”
So I wonder just how many of our readers have already stated these two obvious insights since the season began, and how many other people have also made it clear to Wenger where he has gone wrong so far this season. The fact is that Wenger seems totally oblivious to our obvious failings, and is determined to go his own way whatever the cost to the team in terms of results…..