What about the others? By Galen Sona.
The last article I wrote showed a combined XI of Chelsea and Arsenal. I said at the time that only three Arsenal players will get into the Chelsea team. I had Boss, Cazorla and Sanchez.. I was heavily criticised by most fans on the forum when I said our team is not good enough to win the league. I also said there are a good number of players out there which can improve Arsenal. But as usual most fans are too emotional to see the truth.
My main concern today is Giroud. I have visited about 4 Arsenal forums today and in most of them Giroud is the person that gets all the stick. At the moment I believe Giroud is now an easy target or a punching bag to most fans. The entire team was poor today. From Cech to Giroud something was seriously wrong with our team. Is one of those games you just want to quickly forget and move on.. We had lost all the defensive organisation we had all pre-season. Apart from The Ox no other player was playing to his required level. But why is one man Olivier Giroud getting all the stick?
I have written several articles asking for a new striker and am tired of talking about it. But Giroud has given us the best of what Olivier Giroud can offer. We got this guy for £10 million and I honestly believe that he has earned every penny we paid for him. What more do we expect from Giroud? Giroud is a £10million player just like Welbeck is a £15m player and expecting too much from them is setting yourself up for a heart break. This is Giroud’s level and we cannot expect him to run faster or beat two players or finish properly.
My big question today is – What about the others?
Per. He is so poor he makes the Boss looks like Maldini. Just one week ago fans on this forum said he is better than Terry. When ever Gabriel plays the Boss has got less work to do. He just has to focus on his zone and defend. Now the Boss is all over the park playing two positions. We need to give Gabby a chance and see what he can do. There will be more days like this with Per…
Ozil. Yes Ozil. He is a good player. But not the Cesc, Dennis or Pires level player. We keep using Giroud as a punching bag. I get so annoyed when people say how can Ozil play well when he has Giroud playing as a striker. When Ozil is weak on the ball we blame Giroud. When Ozil doesn’t track back we blame Giroud. If Ozil misses a penalty we blame Giroud. I am tired of people using Giroud whenever there is an excuse for Ozil. Every player in that squad needs to stand for themselves. When was the last time Ozil totally dominated a game for 90 Mins? He is playing as a number 10 in his best position but when was the last time Ozil played well in a big game, or gave a man of the match performance in a big game when we needed him most? He drifts in and out of every game he plays and some people on here says he is better than Cesc and Silva. I guess I need some glasses.
Cech. Cech was very poor today. If that was Ospina or Sir Szczesny we would have murdered them on this forum.
Debuchy. He is a French international. I just think Bellerin is more of an Arsenal fullback than Debuchy is.
Sanchez. Seeing him on the bench was embarrassing. Seeing him come on with zero match practise in pre-season was laughable. That’s what our real level is. He is the only world class player we have. We were rushing him to the team even when he was not ready. What if he gets injured? I think this game is one of those games you just want to forget and move on. We are a good team but we are also a 3rd and 4th place team. We are not title contenders. Not with this team.
The Ox was our only shining star. I think criticism should be directed to the entire team of Arsenal football club. From the Manager to every one of the players like Ramsey, Nacho, Debuchy, Cech etc.
Are we really trying to rely on Arteta and Flamini if something should happen to Coquelin? Whats if Coquelin is poor?
Everyone knows that I want a striker for Arsenal. I am tired of talking and writing articles about it. But I think Giroud gives everything he could. What you have seen in the last 3 years is Giroud’s level. He is a £10 million players and his performance is a little above a £10 million player. Giroud is is not world class. I have accepted it already. I hope y’all accept Giroud as well. But we should stop using him as the only reason why we are poor. The entire team needs to accept responsibility.
Have a great week people.