So upshot of Wednesday is that there wasn’t enough power and pace in our line up. Arteta is now on the injury list and certain players didn’t perform.
So what’s the solution for Everton?
If we line up with a weak front three like we did last year, we’ll get destroyed down the wings again.
Wenger needs to go bold. He needs to scare Everton and counter the power game they’re going to play. If it was me, I’d have Jack and Rambo pinning the midfield with Ozil in the hole. Up top, no pissing around with old men (the tragedy of 30 being old). Let’s go Sanchez through the middle, Chambo on the right with Campbell on the left. Three lightning direct players that are a crafty midfield a dream. It’ll be brutal to watch. What Campbell lacks in nous, he makes up for with relentless effort and strength. He’s a beast. He’s unpredictable. He can be sublime at times. He has all the attributes you need to cause the problems Arsenal didn’t cause the other night.
Push comes to shove, at the very worst, the manager should play Rosicky instead of Campbell. But for me, we need to be bold. If the manager opts for the same wet line up of midweek, I fear we’ll take a hammering, because Everton are a beast of a team and they love playing Arsenal.
No idea what’s going on with transfers, but don’t get too excited about a master plan unfolding. I think of the manager is going to do anything, he’ll be going panic buy like he normally does at the end of a window.
This weekend is big for us, especially as we don’t have Aaron for the Wednesday after, so what we see at Everton is likely to be what we see against Besiktas. A worry with weary Germans coming back. Interesting that our Germans are coming back so much later than Bayern’s and Chelsea’s.
Right, me done. GOOD DAY TO YOU.