Maybe another terrible start will at least bring in some signings? by KM
Well there you go. Arsene back to his usual self. I will stick with the opinion that until he goes, we can not win the title. It all looked good on the surface, but scratch pre-season and enter real life and we lose to an average West Ham side at home, without creating a 100% chance.
Roy Keane was right. We do have too many players caring about their haircuts more than football matches. The defense needs a new approach. We need a new manager, that will break out of this playing style so we actually can surprise a side when we face them.
For a team of so many midfielders the options were painfully short. Apart from Ramsey, until West Ham’s second goal, everybody else was just walking around. Ozil for me needs a warm new place on the bench. Cazorla was terrible, but then again who wasn’t?
Petr Cech had a nightmare game for a keeper that has won everything in club football. The defence was under all sorts of critique. Monreal and Debuchy were awful. Oxlade-Chamberlain thought it was the game against Monaco from last year and did exactly what he did back then, grant a free goal. Why not Alex?
This got so bad, enter Alexis to save your sorry manager like you did the last year. But the Chilean seriously out of fitness could do little to lift the spirits. We have 200 million in the bank! And what do we do? Wenger said this side is good enough to win the title.
Maybe this will calm the spirits and help us realize that signings are needed. And more than one. A striker and a DM and a magic wand that fixes a defence as weak as this are on the wish list. Chelsea lost just two games in the whole season to become Champions.
The moment you get Arsenal into a tough game you know you can win and win West Ham did. I just hope that for once we’d start with new ideas and new ways to play, but it’s always same old Arsene. Next is Crystal Palace away and I expect another tough game.
On the basis of today, we look miles off pace.