Are Arsenal actually misfiring? by Vinay
Two games into the season and the knives are out. Arsenal cannot score, Podolski and Giroud are crap and we can never replace that “little kid” (cant say his name again in my life), Gervinho is going the Arshavin way and our midfield has no clue but for Cazorla. I mean seriously so in 2 games we have been judged and decided upon?
The so called pundits and critics who are writing our obituary needs to understand its been just two games and that included going to a sick place and getting a draw. We havent been able to score is a cause of concern but is it because of lack of effort or havent we been able to create? The answer is no!
If you were to check the stats, Santi himself created close to seven chances against Sunderland and yesterday we dominated a team which would trouble any of the teams in the league at the Brittannia. So weren’t a lot here saying it was our defence which needs to be shored up?? Imagine when our best defender of last season comes back, Laurent Koscienly, he wont get an automatic start, such have been the displays of the back 4.
Sometimes we need to look at the team with a perspective, losing people who have been an integral part of the set up cannot be compensated immediately by adding new personnel. The three signings if done by any other team or if done in normal circumstances would have been termed fantastic but our situation has been different. Players suddenly seem to be hearing their “inner voice” or acting “funny” suddenly and decide to leave.
What wrong did any of the three new players do so far? Giroud was perfect as a lone striker yesterday, he held up play, ran the channels and chased every ball and came to help the defense, he didn’t score, well neither did a lot of others! Podolski again showed the German grit and determination by never ever giving up, and Cazorla’s class has been there for all to see. In 2 games how many new players have settled so well in any other team? Hazard has been the sole exception and even the 24 million kid scored a goal and then has done nothing else, so everyone takes time to settle down. You can very well see the team looks so much more compact now. wait for the first win, it could just be a continuous one.
The biggest disappointment is a majority of Arsenal fans. We are so eager to write ourselves off. We are not good enough, we lack in so many areas, players we have aren’t committed etc. Why do we always question and complain? Dont we know how the club works, can we change everything with a magic wand, is anyone at Arsenal there to just make profits and not to win? Even if we are balancing books, it cant be balanced without winning and i am sure everyone aims for the same. The fans need to understand no player out there steps on to the ground thinking we cant win, they all believe they can, we fans are the ones who always question and that is so disconcerting. When i see our own fans questioning the boss, i am like ‘man that guy gives his all and we still question him?’
Does Wenger not want to win? Does he prepare teams to lose? Does he tell his players to leave? Get a life. He is our biggest asset because he is an Arsenal fan to, he wants the team to win. There was this classic line once said- ‘We dont need you when we win for you were not there when we didn’t”.
Belief is what binds the team and if you dont believe you better look else where, for a true gooner is one who stands by his team in all circumstances, the ones who dont need not bother.
Till next time