Where do Arsenal go from here……. by LS
I don’t think I will be the first Arsenal supporter to say that Tuesday nights disastrous performance against league 2 Bradford was one of, if not the worst of recent years.
We lacked leadership, technique, pace and above all the will to win the game at any cost. But this is not only isolated to Tuesday night. We have performed consistently poorly this season, however somehow still maintaining 6th spot in the league, probably more down to the fact that every other team has been so inconsistent.
So where do we go from here? First and foremost we need to pick up some serious points between now and the New Year and given the teams we are playing this should be the minimum expected of the players. We all know that that Wenger needs to seriously revamp his squad and this for me needs to start in January. The game is up for many players, Gervinho, Chamakh, Arshavin, Djourou (remember him?), Squillaci and Santos. I would also argue that Ramsey is not up to it and needs to be moved on.
In terms of incoming players it’s well known that January is not the best time to buy however whether it be January or in the summer we most certainly require a world class centre back, strong holding midfielder, creative winger with pace and a top class centre forward. Huntelaar would be a welcome addition and if Henry comes in then that’s just a bonus. I would like to perhaps see one of the Dortmund boys also come in, either Hummels or Subotic to sure up our leaky defence. There are plenty of holding midfielders around and I like the look of the Mbiwa who plays for Montpellier, he can also play at centre half. I also don’t see there being any reason why we should not make a bid for Wesley Sneidjer, he is currently in dispute with Inter and is a top class midfielder who can play anywhere across the middle, although I might also like to see someone with a little more pace.
A news years line up of Szczesney, Sagna, Subotic, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Mbiwa, Wilshire, Cazorla, Sneidjer, Walcott and Huntelaar. If we believe what we are told in regards to the clubs healthy financial position I cannot see this is out of our reach, particularly if we can also recoup some monies from selling the deadwood we have in our squad…..