My last post for sometime….Posted: January 22, 2013
It was my decision to publish this after the Chelsea game. This one I saw. Few quick observations. Arsenal were little unlucky because the referee should have blown his whistle after Ramires’ foul on Coquelin. Giroud should not write striker in his resume. Arsenal have to sort out their defense before a TOTAL collapse. Last night, Spurs earned a well deserved point against United. For the first time in my life, I have to say, they deserved to win that match. It hurts me to even write that line.
Regarding the FA Cup match against Swansea, we won 1-0 courtesy of Arsenal’s last breed of a young world class player. I did not see the game due to other obligations.
I don’t know what has happened to me. l have lost the inclination to write on Arsenal. First, I enjoyed it. Now its become a burden. As the common wealth would think, maybe I like to blog on Arsenal during the good times.
l assure them its not that. I have been blogging since mid-2010. Between 2010 and 2013 do you recall any good time at Arsenal, speaking in strict relation to a football field ?
I have watched all the clubs holiday fixtures. But I never wrote on them. Recently I read an article on Red London categorising Arsenal in limbo. Personally, I think Arsenal are a stage below that….
In recent news, Walcott has signed a new deal with Arsenal. Walcott is a good finisher, but he is not a world class player. After the Newcastle game (7-3), he was being compared to Henry. Below was my first reaction to that :
Henry was the heartbeat of Arsenal. As a striker, apart from finishing, he had a presence. That man did things which made gooners happy. His goal against Man Utd in Highbury – I still remember Andy Gray’s commentary. “Thats majestic, thats deliberate.” That is a moment to savour.
Walcott, ONLY as a finisher is really good. But he is no Henry and he never will be. I don’t want to take anything away from Walcott. Against Newcastle was one of the best I’ve seen him play. Versus City he was a nomad on the pitch. Against Chelsea he got a few chances and he converted one. His inconsistency supplemented by some ridiculous decision making are the 2 major reasons I will never consider him world-class. But, yes, he is better than Giroud.
Speaking of inconsistency, I hope everybody noticed our new signing in the City/Chelsea game. He and Walcott are like 2 new signings. Diaby has an injury record which is immaculate. He is one of the chosen few who can get a groin injury just by peeing. If he by-chance gets injured in the next 3 games we will lose out for a good chunk of the season. Why ? Because there won”t be any back-up plan. There never is.Why should 2013 be any different ?
The ManCity game was again torture for me. I won’t bother with a huge report. Koscielny should not have seen red. It should have been orange. But his challenge shows me that he is not what he used to be. He has become inept, not to mention confused. If you grapple a player in the manner he did in the D-box, what the do you expect ? The only silver lining from that match was Jack Wilshere. He is something, and he is Arsenal’s future.
My bet is Wenger will ruin him.
A chunk of January is over and there are no new additions to the squad. When Gervinho comes back, he will be like a new signing. Let me give you my honest opinion on Gervinho.
The man is a bad joke. And the idea of playing him as a CF is preposterous. The miss which he made against Bradford should be framed, and shown to children as a horror clip. IF Arsenal put him up for sale and IF they are extremely lucky, they may get a good amount for him. His perception of the game is slow, and sometimes he makes me want to kill myself. Wenger should consider the lives of Arsenal fans before continuing to play him as a forward.
In conclusion its unlikely that there will be any more posts on this blog. I need something to write because I am tired of saying the same thing always. Given the current circumstances we will finish 6th. If our form improves it may be 4th too.
St. Totteringham’s Day looks unlikely.