The Arsenal defense needs immense work in the summer by Konstantin Mitov
It’s not a real surprise that we made another bunch of sloppy mistakes against Southampton again. We let a player who hadn’t scored for I don’t know how long pick a goal that our defender should have easily gotten rid off.
It was amusing how Mustafi tried to blame Cech for it! It was nice to see Cech get back at him because this was shambolic and if I was manager Mustafi would be finished and first on the sales list for the summer.
We put players like Holding and Chambers next to him who need a solid defender to give them an example, and it’s the worse they can get really.
We also have Mertesacker who publicly said I don’t wanna play, and we rewarded him with a one year contract. If we cut the charity system, we would have more wages to offer to players who’ll be meaningful to the side.
But part of the defensive problems come from the midfield as well, where Xhaka isn’t really the DM we were hoping for, and then you get Ramsey and Wilshere.
And Jack yesterday was awful. The only meaningful thing he did yesterday was get Stevens a red card. He made so many mistakes and he was on the ground every 3 minutes.
I’m sick of this carelessness at Arsenal. We keep Jack because he is all Arsenal and he’s British, but in terms of efficiency, his level is not of the standard required.
The problem with shipping him on is going for free, and Ramsey will be likely sold. The Welshman has some of the best stats in our midfield, but he’s unlikely to stay unless we offer him major wages and that is also difficult to inagine considering the amount of work we have to do at the back.
Will we allow both to leave? I doubt it, but I don’t rule it out either. If we do not win the Europa League, we’ll definitely sell Bellerin and Ramsey to fund our moves as Kroenke won’t open up the pockets. Remember that we sold a few players before we got Aubameyang and we swapped Sanchez for Mikhi, so yeah.
Signings at Arsenal come at a high price and the most worrying thing is that Wenger will be doing the rebuilding. The win against Milan cemented his final season of his contract.
He doesn’t care about the empty seats, who’ve been like that for months. If you are an Arsenal player, you’re playing for nothing in 6th place and the stadium is half empty. You can understand why the team doesn’t put all the effort in the league.
Then they know Wenger will be doing the rebuilding and his work has led us here. Is he really going to fix the defense? Is he going to bring in a solid DM? Even if Mislintat does it, Wenger will do the tactics and his record of 1 win against the top 6 with a game at Old Trafford left speaks for itself.
We are the worst top 6 team and even if we catch Chelsea, we’re still 13 points off the top 4 and our style of football compared to the top 4 is just miles behind.
There’s still the off chance of winning the Europa League and I do hope we win it, but it’s going to be a miracle if we beat Atletico Madrid and that’s if we get to play them at all. But even if we do, there’s massive work on the squad to be done and Arsene has proved he is incapable of doing it.