One win is NOT a corner turned by KM
Well well. That 3-3 draw with Anderlecht came back to haunt us at the end didn’t it? Arsenal concede unbelievable amounts of goals from average teams (Hello Stoke City!!) and that simply cost us our top spot in a group of terrible sides. The Group finishing position sums up Arsenal’s season.
Just like in the league where all the teams bar Chelsea and Man City are in shambles we are really struggling instead of cruising forward. We beat one of the worst sides in the Champions league. This is not a corner turned. We need these kind of performances on a regular basis.
Yesterday highlighted another issue of Wenger. Why on earth don’t we give Podolski a chance. He loves Arsenal and his finishing is far superior to the one of Welbeck and Giroud combined. We should be using him more on the pitch. Another player coming in was Campbell. Our attack looked dynamic. Our biggest problem in the League is we look the same every game. Everybody can predict our line up and formation.
Yesterday we played Mertesacker and Chambers for the which game in a row? I don’t know but we put in Debuchy straight in after months of injury because we don’t have bodies to cover. Mertesacker looks broken from top to bottom. We don’t have a DM.
We have the players to rotate the squad, so why do we leave Sanchez to get injured before we rotate him, when we have Campbell and Podolski? We are playing Newcastle, Liverpool and West Ham. All teams that are around us in the league. If we defend like against Stoke we will be in huge trouble.
Wenger does not mean we automatically get Top Four. It’s the quality that gets us there. If we put this quality in the hands of a manager with vision and modern tactical abilities, we will be cruising. If we combine our silky style with some steel we’ll be up there with the best. Sadly though Wenger will not make it. He didn’t do it in 10 years, he won’t do it in January.
We can easily buy two defenders from any PL team and solve the problem. Chelsea bought Cahill for 7 million. We were also linked but we didn’t do it. I’d go for Winston Reid and Joel Ward. They would cost what – 20 million for both? And besides look at the success Calum Chambers has been in this sorry excuse for a defense, when he wasn’t a regular at Southampton.
We don’t need Hummels for immense money. We don’t need to be United and pay the amount of money they did for Shaw. Arsenal mostly have to deal with a few crosses and one or two counters. Any decent Premier league defender would do.
Wenger will not leave by himslef nor will he be sacked. I just hope some reason comes to his head and we at least try to give ourselves a chance by improving our defense, before it’s too late! Sadly though, with Wenger history is likely to repeat itself once more.