Yesterday was very poor. The passing was bad, there was no creativity and there was virtually no attacking football the whole game.
Overall a sloppy performance that merited a defeat.
There were some poor individual performances as well.
Kolo was poor all game. He didn’t need to make that tackle and he certainly didn’t need to make up for the penalty by trying 5 or 6 ninety eight yard passes that all failed. It was infuriating.
Gallas seemed to go missing yesterday. He was a lot quieter than I’d expected him to be.
Adebayor was shite all game. It would be easier to stomach his shitty performance if I didn’t have to constantly read about how great he has become this season, how he has been liberated by Thierrys departure… blah blah blah. I want to like him, but sometimes he is so useless I want to cry.
Almunia showed glimpses of why a lot of fans don’t have complete confidence in him. Does the man not learn? Don’t rush out of your goal if a defender is covering you. Its the little half mistakes he makes that cost us.
Eboue is the first Arsenal player that I actually wish didn’t play for us. He is petulant, dirty and he is very ineffective. Ok, he sends in a nice ball every now and then, or he does a nice back heel. But overall, he offers us very little.
Rosicky showed us in the world cup that he is a top top player. So why don’t we ever see it?
Gilberto and Diarra may come in for some criticism, but for me it would be unjust. They are the same player, so why play both of them? Denilson would have been better suited.
I won’t criticise Eduardo because he needs time to settle and I won’t criticise the full backs either.
Time for some perspective.
Arsenal are without 4 of there key players. You take 4 first teamers out of any of the top four teams and they are going to struggle (Take one out of Liverpool and they are fucked).
The way I am looking at it is like this.
We are playing the Romanians this week, we’ll spank them 5-0 and restore some confidence. Hopefully some of our first teamers will be back by Sunday and we’ll spank Chelsea 3-0. Then the football balance will be restored to the Universe!
And remember Grovers…. We are top of the league, say we are top of the league!