For me its been a very funny year for Arsenal football club. Lady luck also has not really been on our side and maybe some of our fans are starting to feel Wenger must now step down from the high steps he has put himself on. We have seen the loss of Nasri the money merchant and the great and ever improving Fabregas.
But Wenger has brought in Mikel Arteta and which is what this blog is most of all about. What has been your personal view on the season its self negative and positives?
For me I would like to talk about the dark horse of the pack Mikel Arteta. Van Persie will no doubt get the best player award from all sides. But for me Arteta was missed so much against Swansea and United. He is a completly different player to Cesc but just as affective in his own way. For me it was a great signing- one of the most completed pass merchants of the modern game.
Yes there has been a few negatives like 8-2 and losing to the Spunds etc. Oh and the Sack Wenger merchants but i try and see the positive thing in the hard times. Also there’s the ever improving Laurent Koscielny. Lets be honest— his name has been mud in the past but i always thought this lad had something and he is showing up his critics in abundance. Also our young keeper shows promise so it looks like that position which lets be honest was a real worry, is now coming to a end.
So Gooners there are positives this year and lets not forget we lost Sagna and Jack and Thomas all at the same sort of critical time. Yes we all know we should spend and there is some dead wood at Arsenal. But as a fan i will not say their names. I hope the dead wood will improve but we shall see.
So enough of the negative stuff just for one day my friends and lets see if you can make any comments on the positive sides. You may think there is none but your opinion is always valid. But for me it has to be Mikel Arteta and Laurent Koscielny. Two players, two dark horses for Arsenal player of the season. And lets not forget Arteta was not a Arsenal player against Utd. Since he signed Arsenal without a doubt did improve. And what shows me how good he is he plays a whole new game for Arsenal than he did for Everton. So to switch his game was a great achievement. And Koscielny was playing lower league French football and was chucked into the deep end. So for me i shall put then up with Van Persie for shear effort and playing for the fans and the club. These guys have heart.
by John Collard