Wake up, look at news, cry a little inside, search ‘Arsenal news’… repeat.
Thanks for the peeps that sent me Pittsburgh references. There is literally nowhere in the world I go where a gooner can’t help me have a good beer and a cultural moment. God bless Arsenal.
Soooooo, Wenger messed himself in the prezzer when asked about a different formation, this time, about a 3-4-3.
‘We can play with three at the back, yes,’
‘We have Gabriel, we have Mertesacker, we have Holding, we have of course Koscielny and Mustafi. When needed we can do that.
‘But we are a team who are focused on an offensive game. Overall, we like always to go forward and have numbers in the middle of the park and up front.’
I do wonder what Wenger is thinking for the Chelsea game. Does he want to try and go toe-to-toe with Chelsea on our own terms and risk a mauling? Or does he have something up his sleeve? You’d have to imagine that there’s no chance he’ll spring a surprise, which is a worry. I’d imagine he’s still thinking about how we tanked them in the last game.
I’m thinking about how we are flustered under pressure from aggressive teams who can pass.
One question everyone is throwing about is the Chamberlain through the middle shout. He looked really good and not for the first time. He has the energy of Coquelin and Ramsey, but maybe a more controlled adventurism compared to the Welshman and certainly a chunk more composure than Coquelin. My main worry is Southampton were absolute codswallop (LOL), they didn’t have the quality we usually deal with and they didn’t press us. Are we overegging a performance against a poor side… or… did we see the future?
There’s been a lot talk about switching up the way we play. Opting for a more energetic midfield and front three. Questions about putting Ozil out wide left to take on the role he sometimes rocks for Germany, potentially pushing Perez out wide right and playing Sanchez through the middle. You’d have Coq anchoring the midfield. Iwobes playing next to Chambo. Pace, creativity and discipline.
My worry is Wenger won’t learn from Southampton, he’ll just revert to what he likes… and that’s Giroud through the middle. That’s a midfield that doesn’t really work. My issue is Giroud is fairly easy to deal with, he slows down our game and if your focal point can’t lead an aggressive press, the rest falls away. The best way to get a Chelsea is having a super mobile team and get at their back three.
Wenger dismissed the most boring transfer rumour of all time, no to Benzema.
“There is no need for us to buy any strikers.
“On our front, we have a big squad and don’t need to buy.
“I believe that numbers and quality wise we have what is required.”
Right, that’s all I have time for. OFF FOR A MEETING. See you on the other side. x