Wenger has the dressing room and tactics right by SOH
Things are not as bad as they seem on the field at the moment, so I’ll give Wenger credit where it is due!
I for one am always having a pop at Arsene for some decisions he makes but last night’s instructions/plans worked perfectly, and it’s not often we see him switching wingers (play) so suddenly in a game, where we all usually slate him for doing nothing (twiddling his thumbs on the bench!) But, the way the players all played out of their skin for him, the way they did it with what he had available, shows good signs of the way the dressing room is progressing! I’ve always gone on about behind the scenes (Board) etc… That all needs changing but the main thing should always be the team, and it looks to be in pretty good spirits, not depleted by injuries and coping well! (Clapping hands!)
The move to switch Campbell back to the right, where he has been gaining a lot of confidence and understanding of the players around him in that position, and his duties offensively and defensively, was a super move by Arsene. It looks like Joel and Hector have a good understanding with each other, while Walcott could tear down the left as we have (IMO the best LB in Prem) “Mr Reliable” Nacho Monreal covering him at all costs! Even though we were missing players and had a bad start, we recovered in brilliant fashion, defied the odds and are through to the last 16 draw on Monday of the UCL… well done lads! (Thumbs up sign)
We will now enjoy the draw and to be honest it doesn’t matter who we get, to win it you have to beat the best and we want the big games at The Emirates don’t we? Bring them on! With our injured players back (and maybe a signing or two in the transfer window), we will have a good squad going into the Last 16 matches. I’m happy we are still in it But I am not getting carried away and saying we will in it! Just a good run will do and we will refocus on that in February (winking face!)
Who would you like to see come in to add to our squad? (realistically now) We have the funds to do two signings in the coming window?
Maybe John Stones? – One or two big summer signings with a CF? Just my opinion of course but I would like to hear everyone else’s! Any ideas for a striker?
The signings I suggested would help for our push for the clubs main target… The Premier League Title! Arsenal are 2nd, only 2 points off the leaders Leicester who have a tricky Monday night game against Chelsea, but by that time we could be top of the league and stay there. If a draw is the outcome on Monday we will still be top on Goal Difference, by beating bottom placed Aston Villa away on Sunday.
If we show the character we did away in Athens then I’m sure we will be top of the league come Sunday night. As we are placed nicely in the league it’s on to the team I believe will challenge us for the title, Man City! They were impressive too there the other night and have a few players out (like ourselves) like Kompany, Toure, and Aguero… Big players… just like Coq, Santi, Alexis…
If we can get past City, we have nice fixtures right up until after New Year so it’s all in our own hands. If we show up in every match we can actually get a grip on this title race. I’m not saying we will win it yet but we have as good a chance as the rest.
I am a Very Proud Gunner today, couldn’t be happier! If we win our next two league fixtures, it is Game On!
Gooners in the Title Race!!