Arsenal and Wenger: The biggest frustration you have ever seen… by Goonerboy
So there we have it again Gooners, the positives for me were the one point Arsenal gained and the performance of Ozil. Again another German defender was at the centre of a ridiculous debacle. After giving the ball away, he fluffed his lines and fell down hilariously, am still trying to figure out what fell him perhaps his long legs.
I know many people will have different reasons or opinions as to why we lost yesterday but am not here to form the ‘know it all’ and claim to know the actual cause of the loss. The blame game is sometimes stupid but, football being football, the blame game will always abound. Some will blame Mertesacker (I certainly blame him), some Wenger, some Sanchez and some will think its Cech, everyone is entitled to their opinions as long as it remains an opinion there is no harm.
Wenger is of course the first to be blamed, as he is responsible for everything from team selections to tactics and so on. This brings me to things that frustrates me about Wenger. First is, he is too rigid. He chooses a formation and sticks to it regardless of the opposition and the situation. We are playing a team that sits deep against us and yet he used the 5 defenders formation, why? What are we defending and in my opinion, the formation has not really solved our defensive disorganization or given us any solid shape. This proves the defence is a fundamental problem for this team and only exceptional defenders will excel in this team.
We even went behind and Wenger was as usual too late with his subs and apparently failed to give his players a new directive..”Guys we now have Giroud up there, stop with the sideways passes and supply him the ball”…and I would have personally brought Giroud on immediately after the restart, Wenger and his team makes you wanna break your TV screen.
Secondly, what is the point of having Chambers and Holding if you can’t trust them at all, for God’s sake play one of them on the right of Koscielny if you have to play a 3 man defence. Bellerin and Xhaka have been so poor, Bellerin is clearly not RWB, he plays better when he has a partner ahead of him as he won’t feel the creative burden on that flank.
In my opinion, we need to alternate from time to time and use our normal formations in some games – that’s how it should be – and I would prefer this back line in a back four…
Monreal links up well with Sanchez and Xhaka is off form, Ramsey is injured and Bellerin needs his butt warmed on the bench to get his mojo back, Wilshere can spray the passes from deep, Walcott will be raring to go as he has been on the bench for long, Ozil will be happy to be in the middle again and the we will be fluid in attack.
Lastly, I understand the frustrations we feel as Arsenal fans but I have seen some overreactions on social media already, and it is not good at all.
I already know some of the replies I will get, and the major one will be that we keep making the same mistakes every season which is true but the board of Arsenal have allowed Wenger to stay and there is not much we can do now. I want Wenger gone but I just can’t make that my sole propaganda or agenda as a fan. I try to support the club and be positive as much as I can always, am depressed, sad and angry but one should have control over his emotions esepcially on issues you can’t really influence.
Many will say we are 17 pts from the top but Man United who we consider to have better players are also 11 points behind. I know we have been so bad over the years and Wenger should have at least won the EPL once in the last decade but let’s remember we don’t have the divine right and it is becoming tougher each year, all we can do is support the team and wait for the day Wenger will leave and maybe we will start to see the changes we want, so till then I implore us all to stay positive, support the team and hope for the best.