Wenger looks to have got it right when talking about our new signing:
Gervinho could be an instant success
He certainly buried his two chances very well yesterday.
He looks to me like he has adjusted very quickly, let’s hope it goes quickly for him. You never know, some players take six months and some players take two weeks.
Well, it took him a lot less than that but I know some fans will look at yesterday’s game as being far removed from the challenge he faces in Premier League or Champions League but come on, FC Cologne aren’t a bad side…
What was so glaringly obvious yet again yesterday was how poor our defence is….
Time and time again we got caught out and if we carry on in such a way, Premier League sides will destroy us.
It’s all very well for Wenger to speak about what he is trying to do, how he knows we need a defender and he will work hard day and night to sign one but to date these are empty words. If he was trying that hard, he would have signed a defender or two by now – it’s all b****x in my mere humble opinion and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see us start the season with the same old defence which equals the same old problems.
You all know I have always been a massive fan of Alex Song but last season his weaknesses were evident, they were again yesterday. His silly clumsy tackles on the edge of the penalty area nearly cost us yesterday, they will again no doubt this coming season.
It’s time that Wenger bought a proper out-and-out defensive midfielder, one who will win the 50/50 battles half way up the pitch, one who has the ability to get back when needed and make the important tackle without taking the player first.
Right now I’d rather see Frimpong play, I know he’s not the answer either, not yet but give him a season and I’m sure he will.. Sadly for him, serious injury put him back a year but I thought he did pretty well when he came on…
As for Squilli, he’s still shocking, he always will be now and I personally don’t even know why Nasri bothered to travel – he wasn’t interested was he?
I’m not going to bother going into any further detail about the game, it will have all been said by today so what’s the point? It’s a friendly, well I think it was ;)
Only one man can make the bad from yesterday better and that is he who so many think walks on water…..
I’m not one of them, I’m actually fed up with listening/reading about what he’s going to do, now is the time for him replace all his cheap talk with actions – and that means getting this current side ready to face Newcastle at St James Park on the 13th August!
It also means finally selling Fabregas, let Citeh pay Nasri’s wage demands and then get on and spend the money their sales generate.
It seems that Arsenal are ready to part company with JET – the young striker come midfielder come whatever, is wanted by several Championship Clubs and the fee is said to be £1 million but with a vast sell on fee. I’m quite surprised at this bit of news, we have all seen a few a sub-standard players be given many many chances to show how rubbish they are, yet this young Englishman is being cast aside before he has really been given a chance….
Another one who appears on his way out is Eboue, he hasn’t featured in any of our pre-season fixtures, I don’t think he travelled to either Germany or Asia. Reports are that Galatasary have offered £4 Million for our ‘Mr Utility’ player and Wenger is ready to let him move on.
Two players who are yet again making the papers in connection with us is Valencia’s Juan Mata and Villarreal’s Santi Cazorla, both would cost in excess of £20 Million so I can’t see either coming true but if Fabregas and Nasri do go, we could certainly afford them and the two defensive players we need.
Maybe this week we’ll finally get some good news…
Finally, I just want to wish Conor Henderson well, like Frimpong last season, he’s been given a chance to prove himself and it looks as if a nasty injury will hinder his progress. I sincerely hope it’s not ligament damage …..
Come on Wenger, you know that actions speak louder than words – it’s now time for a bit of action!!
Have a good day all…..