If Arsenal are to win against Bayern Munich and begin a credible progress up the EPL table, in the hope of making it to the 4th position, we must go out and play positive attacking football. It will not do to continue business as usual, passing the ball forward and backward, being patient and waiting for the chance for an elegant breakthrough to score the wonder goal.
My oh my what a miserable game it was to watch. Three things stuck out like a sore thumb. The defence had problems, the midfield had problems and QPR took advantage of the pitch condition.
Arsene Wenger brought a large revolution to the club, completely changing the club’s outlook of the game and starting a brand of football which fast started to be known as ‘Wengerball’. Baring the back 5, each and every other player in the team has free-role, encouraging Total Football, with more importance being laid on movement and swiftness than brute strength.
Arsene never encouraged true wingers at the club. Even the invincibles had flair players like Pires on the wings, who looked to cut in whenever they could and be involved with the play. Teams now don’t rely on switching the play out wide and hurl the crosses in; they’ve started to keep the ball on the ground and attack from there. In teams like these, a natural winger becomes rather redundant.