The positives from the game was our back 4 and Frimpong. Vermaelen was gold on the day, Caroll didn't get a sniff. Vermaelen won everything on ground and in the air, its a real shame we didn't get to keep a clean sheet on that kind of performance. Miquel was very impressive and he was very unlucky that his clearance hit Ramsey and went in to give Liverpool the lead. Jenkinson was impressive too
In defence, we definitely have Gibbs out of proceedings tomorrow, Djourou is rated 50-50. We saw Jenkinson make his debut for us in the Champions League the other night and to be honest I wasn't convinced with his performance at left back. Yeah, I agree he isn't a left back and he would suffer against a Liverpool side who are likely to play Downing on the right of their attack to trouble the inexperienced Jenkinson. Jenkinson on the right is his preferred position, while Sagna on the left who
With all the focus on Cesc Fabregas over the past few days you’d be well within your rights to consider Arsenal a one man team - a one man team no longer in possession of that one particular man. A no man team, then Luckily for all of the Arsenal world, and unluckily for any of our potential opponents, we are not in fact a one man team. We are perhaps a team minus one man, but that’s about as far as
We still need a replacement for Cesc, I know no one in the squad or what Wenger is looking at outside of the squad can replace Cesc but still we need someone who can come in to soften the blow of the impending Cesc's departure. A player like Mata could do a fine job and whispers suggest he is one of the players Wenger is looking at along with Jadson. I don't know a awful lot about
Columns, bulletins, reports, previews, analysis, questions, answers. News rooms and television studios are haunted by the presence of their absence. Upstairs in the stadium ex-players and ‘experts’ survey the arena, discussing what they cannot and will not see. The two who are not there. But down below, way beneath their feet, eleven far more important individuals lay waiting. Eleven chosen men who know in their hearts that after all the explaining, talking, fighting and negotiating the dreams and ambitions of the thousands upon thousands now rest in their hands. Who they are not and where they have been makes
Another huge problem we have is our defensive high line, one ball over the top and our defenders can't cope. I'm still trying to understand why Wenger persists in playing the high line when season after season we suffer from it. A new CB in the mould of Cahill or Samba would suffer greatly from our defensive set up. Mobility isn't their best attribute and that's what we crave for in a new CB apart from
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