It was just over three weeks ago now that it looked as if things were falling apart big time for Arsenal. A bad November was turned into a nightmare when our talisman striker Alexis Sanchez got the injury we had been fearing in the final game of the month at Norwich City.
So for Arsenal to have coped so well without the Chile international, especially in the big clash with Man City tonight when we were all hoping to have him back, has been a fantastic achievement for Arsene Wenger and the Gunners.
And in my opinion it has given our Premier League title credentials a massive boost. The performances of Campbell and Walcott have given the manager a great option and should allow him to give Alexis a rest every now and then and hopefully that will help the Chilean to avoid another injury.
THat in itself will give our chances of being champions a huge boost. But just as big has been the team spirit that Arsenal have showed to cope without Alexis and other key players like Coquelin and Cazorla. Man City gave us a real test tonight but if a weakened Arsenal can come through that, who can doubt our ability to keep going and win the title?
It was a great win for us, however we need to be more clinical in front of goal. Ramsey and campbell wasted so many goal scoring opportunities and we can’t afford that against a team like barca. It really put us under a lot of pressure when toure scored.
Now tell me if I am wrong.
When Alexis is not in the team, whole team plays according to ozil’s play. One two’s and Simple passing game. But when Sanchez comes in the play, It breaks down somehow. I have observed this against Aston villa, when Arsenal destroyed them 5-0 and 3-0. When ramsey, Giroud, Ozil combine together, real flowing football takes place. Sanchez tries to dribble too much and ends up losing possession. Don’t get me wrong here, he improves arsenal, but its completely different style of play when Sanchez is involved. I guess him being out till 10 January gives Joel campbell a great chance of gelling up with the team and play like he has been playing recently.
Exact same problem with Ox, infact Ramsey also trying to do this too much. But Sanchez has already given the whole team which we lacked for so many seasons and that is fighting spirit. So even if he is not scoring/playing we are reaping the benefits from him.
From being on recovery stage nw welbeck is out until feb and alexis until jan…
sometimes it is hard to digest what wenger says abt injured players injury updates
hope he buys someone coming jan
Campbell seems to be a like for like replacement for the injured Sanchez.
Two chances, two goals in the first half. I say that’s as clinical as a team gets. You can’t expect the lads to score every opportunity they get. Otherwise what’s the point of having goalkeepers.
And Olympiacos game when we needed to win by 2goal margin,without Carzola and Sanchez
Four points ahead City and 2 points from the top. Do anyone have counting Leister now? One question in mind: what the hell is going on with EPL this year? How come big teams apart us, can’t contain Leicester City? What? New dogma in the making? Class is temporary, Form is permanent? It is too early to claim for two horse race, but to see Leister run it’s like to see kinda sport fairy tale a la Hollywood, where the underdogs win it. I try to convince my self that we’re living in reality and Leister will fall after boxing days, because we are also going to need others rival results to win this title. Finger cross, COYG!!!
We definitely need someone to give Flamini a rest and Ozil, but at moment there is no one.
Who can give ozil a rest? Maybe Joel through the middle with ox and Walcott along side?
Theo just came back from injury who can give him a rest? Ox?
Well next 2 weeks will be telling, all I know is Wenger cant wait for a last minute bargin, transfer activity needs to short and sweet.
Another injury to Ozil, Flamini, Ramsey will be devastating.
@SackWenger, never mind, Ozil is already rested but in other way, he only trains once for the whole week and he don’t play 90′ minutes in two consecutive matches, that’s rest man. As for theo we can’t afford to drop him while Sanchez is absent.
Rambo can handle it.
Yes, we actually have a way better chance than ever to win it. I just compared our current results against top sides from this season against the 2013/14 season and this season is two points ahead of the 2013/14 one.
Now January the 13th on Enfield will show us do they have it in them to win the league.