A game of poor quality proves lack of ideas from both sides by Konstantin Mitov
Hello lovely Arsenal people! The bigger they are, the harder they fall, they say and look no further than Arsenal and Man Utd for two teams who once used to dominate this league, to now find themselves lacking quality.
I am amazed for the hatred I get in the comments, before the game, while afterwards I see exactly the same thing over and over again. People are just bored of this Arsenal side. We lack a vision, style and identity.
It’s impossible to look past the manager for our behaviour. Three defensive midfielders when we are playing this sorry United team lacking firepower? It’s incredible we can’t beat them no matter what at Old Trafford. Imagine Pep or Klopp looking at this United team. They’d be licking their lips.
And I don’t buy the excuse that we lack creative players. Why was Ozil at home? Against this United team, he should’ve at least been on the bench. Why didn’t we start Ceballos instead of Xhaka? Because he is captain and guess whose decision that is.
I’m really sorry, but Emery had an entire season where he couldn’t win an away league game during his spell in Seville. This will not be good enough for Arsenal and if you think different, this means your Arsenal standards are only as good as 6th place.
For me the board needs to go to Emery and have talks, to understand what is the vision? What is the style of football we want to be playing? The only thing Emery introduced is playing out of the back and we’ve been so poor at it, fans scream at Leno to hit it hard instead of passing to his CBs. We’ve managed to take Pepe, who was one of the most exciting footballers last season and make him look like a bang average player.
I’m not sure if he’s a one season wonder, or our manager is misplacing players and not playing to their strengths. Why wasn’t Tierney in the squad? We had players who could inject some dynamism into our play, but we didn’t pick them in the squad or left them on the bench.
Questions should be asked of the manager. I do not want to depend on others doing poorly so that we can limp into the top 4. Arsenal football club is full of quality players who are good enough for the top 4 and we were certainly good enough to beat United.
But we didn’t!