After the hangover….Posted: August 30, 2011
I am of course upset with the way Wenger has conducted business this summer, but it seems he can ‘make-up’ for it now. My opinion of him will not change though, as its only through a performance will you hear me say that he is any good. There are reports that we have signed Mertersacker from Bremen. If so, then the German is a quality addition to the squad, and in my opinion is 1 signing which should have been done the day the window opened.
He is not the only rumoured additon though. It is also widely reported that Andre Santos will be arriving at London tomorrow for a medical at the club.
I have always harped on the defensive segment of the club, and have always stressed on the manager fixing this problem. He ignored it, and this is evident from the numbers. Last season it was 43 from 38, now it’s 10 from 3. Now I know may Gooners will be quick to point out the fact that the defense is not to blamed for certain goals, but how about the rest. For example even if we take into consideration that Young’s brace and Rooney’s free-kicks were outstanding and not avoidable, even then the others were down-right cheap to concede. Welbeck first goal is what I do to my cousin in Fifa, and Parks and Nani were practice shots. We conceded an own goal against Liverpool, but that would have never happened if not for the naivety of Frimpong and Miguel. In the 6 yard box, who tries to loft the ball when you should smash it to Highbury !
It’s not that this team does not have potential, I know it does but the fact is that we cannot play a team ‘full of potential’ and expect it every time to click. This was prevalent on Sunday, and also last week. Football is based on small incidents, and to field a young immature side is just asking for mistakes to happen.
2 out of 3 red cards this season are from our youngsters. Moreover, none of them are even controversial. Arsenal is a classy club, but to field sides like the ones we are fielding and expecting to win is just impertinence to both our opponent and fans.
I saw the goals against United and I must say it was excruciating. Not because we conceded, that was bound to happen. But it was the manner of the conceding which pricked my nerves-especially the ones by Nani and Park.
I have not mentioned this before although I feel I should. Nasri said a few days ago that Arsenal fans are not passionate. How ironical is it, that the same city he said it in was the same city in which he was shut-up. It was a drubbing at Old Trafford, indeed it was, but for those 3000 Gooners who sang ” I love you Arsenal,” my hats off to you. That is passion, and that is impeccable.
Hold your hats Gooners, it going to get bumpy….
PS : We have our own Ji Sung Park !