I’ll start of with a quick review of Saturdays game.
That should have been the title decider between the two teams, it was more like a Charity Shield friendly.. (well a cup in the Dippers eyes) .. Man U just needed a draw and sure enough they got what they wanted without turning up the heat.. If the shoe was on the other foot and we needed a draw at the Emirates they would have been wound like they had been on Red Bull and Sherbet Dip Dabs all day.. They knocked us out of the Champions League and called us ‘babies’ so we went at them with the full range of sideways passing.. Apart from Fabregas’s studs that dug into Evra’s knee we showed no real fight and if we had of scored you can bet we would have got the feeling of Deja Vu.
That is the difference between us and them, we don’t want to win bad enough, we just think if we keep tippy tapping about we will always score. We need players who can change a game and force the issue.. Like the AK47 man, but he was slightly subdued, he was still recovering form his bout of flu I guess.
Their was a couple of good things that came out of the game, but it is difficult to tell how good in surreal match conditions, but Song looked superb he brought his calmness that he has picked up with his confidence from his midfield role and took it back one row. This could mean either Mr Wenger OBE preferred him over Silvestre because he See’s him as a CB and will be buying a new Midfield player.. or Silvestre is on his bike so it’s win,win, win!!
The other good thing is Gibbsy looked top notch and has his confidence back in full swing.
Denilson looked good at times but I did notice Ryan Giggs run past him to gather a a pass and shoot over the bar.. Call me old fashioned but a defensive midfielder should track back and not let a 35 year old run past him.
When I saw the line ups I thought that Arsene has actually got the system right to play Man U.. apart from RvP is not really suited as a loan striker.. Then 20 minutes from the end.. the subs.. Nasri and Arsh off .. Bendy and Theo on.. any normal manager would put the 6’4″ bloke in the middle and get the winger to feed him.. Oh no.. The striker is the right winger, the right winger is the left winger and the love child Diaby stays on.. What goes on in his head ????
Other good news is Adebayor has a minor groin strain.. or a I talk too much on the BBC and you are for sale chap injury .. please!!
The Daily Mail says that Wenger is off because they take what they choose out of a sentence to make up a quote from him, perhaps there is also a little retribution after the Arsenal fans treated Arsene like a murderer.
What I will say is I don’t want Arsene to go, but tell the fans and the players what is going on in your head.. You want our full support but we only have yours until your contract runs out.. It’s a two way thing Arsene!!
Arsene also says that the team learned a lot from watching Man U lift the Premiership again, That’s debatable what.. I’m sure Kroenke and Usmanov learned a bit too..