Monaco game not Wenger’s fault by Sam P
Arsenal have just suffered a massive and disappointing blow and there is little chance that Arsene Wenger is going to take a massive chunk of the flak. While I agree with the general priciple that the man in charge is essentially responsible, I think that this would let the players off the hook too easily.
Somebody said after the match that if you picked the best 11 players on the pitch they woulkd all be Monaco players and they were right. How on earth can players like Ozil, Cazorla, Giroud, Welbeck, Rosicky and Chamberlain fail to create chances or even frighten a club like MOnaco into their own half?
Wenger said after ythe match that he could not explain what happened and I understand why he was so confused. You send out the team that has been turning opposing teams inside out and they just don’t do it. I’m not having a go at Alexis but even he was doing some strange things that just encouraged Monaco.
The players have to step up or ship out. It sems like every time Wenger wants an extra effort, like his 10o0th game at Chelsea last year, and every Champions League first leg, they let him down. They nearly messed up the FA cup last yea FFS.
We can dissect this game at length, and we will, but for me it boils down to individual players and the whole team not playing well. Why?