Arsenal ride luck AGAIN after more individual mistakes by Konstantin Mitov
Hello lovely Arsenal people. How about that? We’re playing Blackpool at home, we’re up 2:0 and controlling the game and then the typical Arsenal individual mistakes struck.
This is a reminder that Guendouzi despite his incredible passing, has a lot to learn. But what strikes me more worryingly was the amount of mistakes we continued to make.
First Cech missed the ball when rushing out for a corner which resulted in the ball hitting the post. Then Mustafi missed his man from another corner that resulted in a goal in our net. But Cech completed the comedy show when a ball was returned to him by Mustafi and by the time he made his decision with his feet the ball was taken and only a lucky offside saved us.
The problem here is how often this happens. And the mistakes didn’t come from the youngsters who were outstanding. They come from players who start in the premier league and we only played Blackpool who are mid-table in League one.
This performance sadly reinforced the words of Paul Merson. Statistics show we’re the team whose won the most “undeserved” points in the league. We are playing Liverpool next at home and funnily enough our record in the last 13 games is better than theirs, but be honest with yourselves, do you believe with the defending we’ve shown all season, will we have enough to survive Salah, Mane and Firmino?
Can we start the first half with the pace the game will demand? This will be the real test. What will we do with Xhaka at left back? We’ve only beaten 2 top half sides this season – Watford and Everton. And even though our league run is excellent, it’s what is demanded if you want a top 4 spot.
Anyway we’ll see this soon enough. We got Spurs in the next round which will be another huge test for Emery. Smith Rowe and Maitland-Niles were superb! It’s really interesting what will happen to them now they get real coaching, not just “go and express yourself” talks. But will they get a chance in a North London Derby?
Hopefully we’ll miraculously cure most of the mistakes for Saturday and get a result as it will be a massive boost that’ll add weight to our run or end it.
That’s me done for today, hope you enjoy the rest of your week!
(Cech the title, sorry i couldn’t help it! ADMIN)