Hi everyone, My name is Larry J Dunlop (from Bermuda) who currently lives in Manchester, UK and a true longtime Arsenal fan. I enjoy reading most of your articles on the JustArsenal.com website especially written by “Admin” and Konstantin Mitov. Konstantin is usually spot on with his post-game analysis amongst other contributors to your site. Here is my very first article on JustArsenal.
We all know the fame and glamour that Arsene Wenger initially brought to Arsenal.
We are also reminded that the Board allowed him to stay on two or three seasons too long.
Our new coach Emery has his own visions for the club to be successful and we saw some of his philosophy payoff until recent.
We need one or two strong/quality defenders and the coach needs to decide what he is going to do with Ozil and Ramsey in the January window.
Like many other “diehard” Arsenal supporters, I keep asking myself why he didn’t start Lacazette and Ozil in the most important games.
Mikhitaryan and Iwobi have been starting instead of Ozil and Laca but both do not have the “true” scoring ability required in time on the pitch.
It was evident in the game vs Spurs and several prior games, even the games that we won.
Mikhitaryan scored twice against Southampton but in a losing cause. Iwobi’s final touch lets him down time and time again..
I do hope Emery learns from his recent mistakes and selects the best lineup for every game going forward.
Our defence in currently in shambles with players playing out of position and some not good enough.
Koscielny is still not yet up to par in the central defender role having recently returned from injury.
Emery selects Willcock and Maitland-Niles to play in a big game against Spurs but they are still “rookies”
They were not ready for a game of that significance with Ozil and Lacazette sitting on the bench.
I conclude by saying this, the best defence is an offence. Lets win games 4-3, 5-4, 6-5.. at least we collect 3 points each time…..