Sorry for not having been active on the site recently. A broken finger goes a long way to absolutely stop your life, and I couldn’t even play Mobile Blackjack on my phone, never mind hold my laptop. So now I’m back, poor you will have to listen to my amateur take on football and all that’s been going on in this topsy-turvy world.
And I’ll return with the most basic of questions, should Arsenal sign Yossi Benayoun on a permanent deal from Chelsea once the season is up? For me, the answer has got to be a; Hell Yeah! Not because he has a good-looking wife, but because he actually does know his football!
Against Chelsea, one of the biggest flaws in Arsenal’s play was that there was absolutely no support for Robin van Persie. He was playing a rather lone striker role, and it seemed to get a little bit TOO lonely at times! He needs someone with whom he can play the one-two’s and gallop away for a clear shot on goal. Rosicky does his main work in the middle of the pitch near the centre-circle, and he’s more of a playmaker, not a support man. He’ll move the ball on quickly to the frontmen and connect the whole team together, but he won’t go after RVP looking for a shot on goal himself.
Here, I believe, Benayoun stands out. In the few matches I’ve seen him start on the left wing, we’ve got nearly a 100% win record if my useless memory holds me well. He combines well with the midfield, drifts inside to draw the men and open up space for others, but in my opinion the best thing he does is his chemistry with Robin van Persie. He plays the quick first-touches, drifts inside to open up space for the Dutchman to work in and moreover just seems to get the best out of RVP. Whenever RVP gets the ball, he always seems to have Yossi available, so that the ball can be moved FORWARDS. Against Chelsea, RVP had to do most of his work with his back to goal, and that’s never a good sign.
But then again, you have to see that Yossi is past 30 years of age, and isn’t exactly a young spring chicken anymore. But then, so is Rosicky, and he just got a new contract. Surely Yossi’s performances also warrant him a chance to shine again in Arsenal colours, and play his part in bringing glory back to the Emirates?
Should Yossi Benayoun be signed on a permanent deal?
***I also have another blog here, but this is one which I normally only run inside my school. Over the last couple of months or so, I’ve been writing a couple of fiction series, with would really connect with everyone who is, or was once a teenager.
These stories are in Parts. So if you want to read it from the start, click on the links already provided at the start of the articles given. – Nitesh***