The more things change, the more they remain the same. by Abel
At kick-off tonight against Swansea in Wales, most Arsenal fans were buzzing with excitement at the prospect of watching our new Armenian acquisition Henrikh Mkhitaryan play together with Ozil and Lacazette. The high was also partly because Sky sports and other media outlets were reporting that Aubumeyang was at Arsenal training ground this evening to finalize his long awaited move. Arsenal were very short odds on favourites to win, and the big gamblers that had used the Pinnacle Promo code 2018 were relishing the chance to make some easy money against a Swansea team that were bottom of the Premier League table.
Well, that all dissipated as soon as the match was underway as it soon became obvious that the 11 players wearing Arsenal’s new away kit all had their minds elsewhere. The offensive players didn’t seem to have a plan to score, while the home team where looking like the more accomplished of the two teams.
Arsenal should have been a couple of goals down in the first 20 minutes if not for a combination of luck and poor finishing on the part of the Swansea forwards who were running the defense ragged. When Arsenal took the lead via a sublime looping cross by Ozil which found Monreal unmarked at the back post, it seemed the tide had turned. But barely 2 minutes later, in typical Arsenal fashion Ozil lost the ball in our half after initially miscontrolling a pass to him and Swansea capitalized via Sam Clucas and the scores were 1-1.
At that point it was obvious that Arsenal were either going to need to change things up or risk losing the match. Well nothing changed, and Arsenal were soon a goal down via another defensive blunder, this time in comical fashion, starring the 32yr old Spanish international, Nacho Monreal, The 25 year old German international, Shkodran Mustafi, and the 35yr old Czech international. It looked more like a comedy skit although I doubt any Arsenal fan would have found it funny.
well, that wasn’t the end of the show as the three stooges managed to hand Swansea a third goal from absolutely nothing.
I’m beginning to feel pity for the two new January acquisitions who must be wondering what type of circus they have joined. The Arsenal defense always finds new creative ways to concede goals regardless of the personnel within the defense.
Every aspect of the game from an Arsenal perspective was poor including the coaching.