You can see what Arsène was thinking early last season with the 4-1-4-1. There were complaints that Arsène was trying to shoehorn Ramsey and Wilshere into the same team for the sake of it but I'm not sure that it was the individuals that were the issue, rather a case of the development of the team was at an early stage and many players were not yet at the level they were post Christmas. I wouldn't bet against that system working much better after a good pre season if that was the way Arsène wanted to go. The obvious obstacle to that system is the quality of Mesut Özil in a central position and I suspect Arsène would like to build his attack around the German's genius
His constant injury problems have hampered his progression as a player and for the first time Wilshere is not being held up as the golden child anymore. So much so that in some cases it's gone the other way. More and more Gooners are behind the idea of selling Wilshere in the summer and bringing in another player in his place. He holds onto the ball for too long, he is reckless and he is tactically poor are all criticisms leveled at Jack from many Arsenal fans. These are the reasons often cited as to why we should cash in on him. I understand some of the arguments, the same way I understood some of those who said Ramsey held onto the ball for too long, he attempted too many flicks, he was wasteful in front of goal and so on. You see where I'm going with this don't you?
Walter White is working for Gustavo Fring and as time goes on, Walter is doing things that start to piss off Gus. You don't want to piss off Gus as he doesn't take too kindly to people crossing him. Anyone other than Walter would have literally bitten the bullet a long time ago but Walter is not just anybody, he is special and is able to produce something that nobody else can, so Gus has to bite his tongue until he can find someone who can learn from Walter before taking him out or at least attempt to. So Gus asks a couple of people to study Mr White and learn his secret so he can dispose of Mr White
It was certainly not just down to Giroud and I'm sure Welbeck would have had an improved second half of the season as centre forward with the return of Özil, Koscielny and the reintroduction of Francis Coquelin. That said having Giroud 2.0 back in the team gave us all a reminder of what Welbeck has missing from his game at present. The ball does not stick with Welbeck quite the same way it does with Giroud and while Welbeck does not misplace many passes he doesn't link the players around him quite as well. But perhaps the biggest area for improvement is his finishing when chances arrive. He tends to snatch at opportunities when a calmer head may pick a spot and ease the ball into the net.
Why was this rule introduced in the first place? and yes that was a rhetorical question. I don't understand why we have rules in place for one competition and not for another. The point of home fixtures is so your crowd can give you an advantage by showing support/encouragement. The reason why these games are over two legs is to make it fair for both teams, so both teams play in front of their own fans. I'm not sure I buy into the argument that the 2nd leg at home gives that team the advantage. It entirely depends on both teams and how they play at home or away from home. For example let's say Oliver Giroud was on fire during the 1st leg in Monaco we could have won that game 4-1/4-2/5-2 without any exaggeration. The 2nd leg is now
So many questions and obviously no clear answers from anybody. I have read some very interesting articles about the whole Ferguson/referees conspiracies and unfortunately I cannot find the one I read a few years ago. This article showed what happened to referees who crossed Fergie's path by not giving decisions his way or giving decisions the to the other team. I think every referee who did something Ferguson did not like was demoted to a lower league for the next game. From what I remember they were not given another Manchester United game for a while. I kinda need the link for this but I have no idea where I read it and Google isn't being my friend today
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- Walcott talks defending from the front, can he walk the walk?
- Alexis Decision Must Be Made Without Emotion / Coq & Akpom Sign
- Defensive wake up calls, Spirit of 98 & Good Akpom news
- Episode 13: Brighton 2 Arsenal 3 / Gabriel & Bielik (Special Guest Arseblog)