Did You all see Bayern’s bench or was I dreaming? Assessing Arsenal’s reserves By Galen
After seeing our starting XI and looking at Bayern’s bench, I expected Arsenal to lose the game. I have finally come to the conclusion that we are good football side but not a great team. Barcelona had a transfer ban but still went out and got 2 quality players in Arda Turan and Alex Vidal. Bayern had King Vidal and Robben on the bench. Was I the only one that was looking at their bench? We get too emotional at Arsenal and that is slowing us down. How many years did it take Wenger to buy a top goalkeeper? We had to deal with the likes of Almunia for years.
Do you remember Wenger saying: “What will happen to Denilson if we buy Xabi Alonso”? Well well, where is Denilson now? If Sanchez or Ozil gets injured now, the season is officially over in November. That alone is very scary.
Our best team so far is:
Lets look at our squad Players.
Giroud. He is a good squad player. there are not many strikers in the world better than him at the moment. I would rather have him than have Rooney or Costa for example. I know we want an Aguero or a Suarez? But where do you buy this type of players from? How much??? £100million????
Jack Wilshere. I am so sad when I think of him. this is a guy who doesn’t play for 4 months and he returns and he is the best or one of the best players on the pitch. I will say we keep him and pray he gets well and fit as soon as possible.
Arteta and Flamini. They are not just injury prone but have passed it and its time to go.
Debuchy. I never knew I would ever say this, but he is so poor he makes me miss Carl Jenkinson. I will take him to the airport if he wants to go. I will pay his taxi too.
Gibbs. He has had chances upon chances, but never seems to take his chance. its 50/50 for him
Ox. he is so frustrating to watch especially because he got so much quality. His injuries always seem to come just when he is needed.
Per. Without Koscielny he is rubbish. I need no convincing. When Germany benched him they won the World Cup. Yes he is a leader, and he is very vocal, but he is so slow it affects the entire team. I think he should go as well.
Rosicky. Why did we even keep him? He wanted to go and we should have respected him. he is almost at the end of his career and we should let him go enjoy himself somewhere else. Top man.
Welbeck. I hope he proves me wrong. but he is just an average striker – very average. He has never scored 8 goals in a season has he? Pinning your hopes on Welbeck is like planting corn in the desert.
Chambers. He is a waste of money, truth be told. £16 million for Chambers. God help us. For the first time we were robbed. What is he? He is a poor RB, a poor midfielder and a poor CB. He should go on loan or something.
Campbell. He has got potential, but we need more. I feel like we should sell him. He is good player for a team like Swansea and Spurs.
What we need in the January Transfer Window.
1) Sell Debuchy and recall Jenkinson.
2) Buy a DM as quickly as possible. Krychowiak of Sevilla is top quality and at a £21 million release clause we should buy him as quickly as possible.
3) Buy a striker. Nolito, Vietto, Vardy, Higuain or Icardi. Walcott is always injured and sooner or later Giroud will get tired. Welbeck is just like planting corn in the desert .
4) Loan Chambers and get us another CB. If Koscielny gets one of his lengthy injuries, then its goodbye to the title. Jokes apart, I am quicker than Per.
Don’t tell me we don’t need a CB, DM and striker. Clubs with ambition buy players they need. Even if they have to sit on the bench then no problem. We cannot win trophies with just 11 players. We have the money. Lets spend it.
For the first time in my life I am happy that there is an international break. If we can even get a few players back then it will be awesome. God knows we need them.
Have a great weekend and good luck vs Spurs.
By Galen Sona