Whats up lately at Arsenal and the premier league? by KM
Hello again folks. After a month in the U.S. I missed Arsenals last 3 games and had to settle for Match of the Day highlights. The season has started and it’s that time where you start to judge the transfer window.
We started sloppy, but recently managed two wins in a row which last year took till November or December was it? I don’t think we’ve had a very tough fixture list so far, bar an away trip to Palace.
From what I saw so far is that we miss a lot of chances. The striker topic at Arsenal is nothing we haven’t heard before on the radio so I will leave it as it is. Both our strikers in Giroud and Walcott scored against a terrible Stoke side. Both missed sitters too.
The problem? With both, the finishing touch is not at the world class level everyone talks about. Then the two of them have the complete opposite strengths. Giroud has physique, good heading and aerial presence. Walcott has speed, agility and the ability to run past the defense.
Ultimately, we need something that is a mixture of the two with a little better technique. Maybe we can try playing them both? Unlikely though, because Wenger would have to sack the number 10 role that every Arsenal player eventually wants to play in.
Alexis is yet to hit form, though he was unlucky not to score, hitting the post twice against Stoke. We will be heavily relying on him again this season. The Champions league starts on Wednesday with a trip to Croatia and Dinamo Zagreb.
We need to take the game seriously and leave no room for error with Bayern in our group. Then we have Chelsea away. This will be a significant game for both teams for two reasons. A, it is a team Chelsea loves to play and it’ll be a good time for them to turn their luck. B, it’s because Arsenal will go there as slight favorites, thanks to Mourinho being himself.
The Chelsea boss did what his bizarre way of coaching football sooner or later does – he got in bad relationships with the players. In his first season he used war of words to put pressure on other by making enemies rather than friends. The problem with this nature is that the more enemies you make, the smaller the group of friends you have becomes.
If we beat them at the Bridge, which still is a huge IF because this after all is Arsenal and Arsene who does not miss an opportunity to repeat a mistake, we’ll put them 9 points behind in round 6.
The top teams in England are in shambles again because of managers like Mourinho, Rodgers, LVG and Arsene being head of the original top 4 clubs. All have their different reasons for failure but Man City have taken the opportunity to look back at what they did wrong, fill the gaps with some cash and they are off to a flyer.
We need a strong Champions league presence, because recent failures let a country like Italy catch us up. This year is about putting a real challenge for the title and going past the last 16 of the champions league.
We plugged the goalkeeper hole (amazingly though Szczesny is doing great for Roma) but still left only one DM and a good striker short. Hopefully this will not come back to bite us, but the season is long. The next two games will be interesting.
Have a supreme Arsenal week.