The Arsenal defence is a disaster? by Sam P
There has been numerous Arsenal rumours surrounding the performance of Wojciech Szczesny against Southampton, and whether Arsene Wenger will be dropping the young Pole to the bench as punishment for his dismal display.
But Szczesny’s father has leapt to his son’s defence and even goes so far to call Per Mertesacker a rhinocerous! Maciej Szczesny was quoted as saying on Yahoo: “He made a mistake for the first Southampton goal, coming too far from the goal, but please look at the Arsenal defence – how these guys are playing is a disaster, but for some reason, nobody pays any attention to it.
“Laurent Koscielny should immediately have run back to protect Wojciech, and Per Mertesacker should have stood in the goal.
“Unfortunately they did not do that and gave him zero support, and in that situation Mertesacker showed the agility of a rhinoceros.
“Wojciech is often paying for it (the mistakes), and that he really cares. He needs someone who will critically analyse every game with him, but also remain positive.
“Someone should support him, but the coaching staff at Arsenal are not doing that, meanwhile the entire defence this season is an embarrassment.”
I really don’t understand why Szczesny’s father is getting involved and trying to lay the blame on everyone else to deflect the criticism of Wojciech. Surely this will only create further animosity between the players, when they should be supporting each other and concentrating on stopping the same errors in the future.
EVERYONE has a bad game now and again, but it is up to Arsene Wenger to decide whether they can learn from their mistakes or if they need to have a break. Let’s all just forget this spat until Sunday and see what Le Prof decides on the day….