So says Owen Coyle ahead of our battle with Bolton tomorrow.
In fact, the criticism Arsene has received is absolutely ridiculous. He is one of the best managers in world football. Always has been. Always will be. The nature of the league we are in, with its global coverage, is that everybody has an opinion and sometimes there will be criticism.
If someone asked me which team I wanted to go and watch, I would choose Arsenal, the way they play football is so pleasing on the eye. They have unbelievable players. They have pace. They are dynamic. Free-flowing. But sometimes people have to be careful what they wish for.
I feel he is the perfect fit for Arsenal though, given their history and tradition and the way they have evolved over the years.
Spot On Owen, Arsenal and Arsene are the perfect match, the club want to save money to clear debt and Wenger doesn’t want to spend it – just purrrfect!!
The other bit in Owen Coyle’s interview suggests that he expects Wenger to make another offer in January for Gary Cahill.
1) I hope he is right.
2) I hope it’s an offer that ensures the Centre Half is soon playing in the red and white of Arsenal.
As we keep saying though, we have who we have and can’t change that so the only thing we fans can do is hope Wenger has had the squad staying behind for training this week – they certainly appear to need it.
Wenger has reassured us all that defensive training does take place, despite some doubting it:
We work on it every day and practice, I believe that we have been solid quite recently – in Dortmund but not at Blackburn. There is a lot to improve in our defensive consistencies.
The modern game is a team sport more than ever because everybody has to defend completely. All the big teams do it. You do not get away with just seven or eight and the rest watching.
If you don’t do it as a team it doesn’t work. On the day at Blackburn I believe we were a little unlucky and certainly a bit naive as well – we have to concede that. We have played five games, but we started our season basically two weeks ago.
Two weeks ago, Arsene it started on the day we played Udinese……
Wenger has also been talking about the massive influence the fans can have on a game and now calls for the team to start giving something back to them. The only way to do that is to start finding some form:
I always feel that the vibes have to come out from the team, If the vibes coming out from the team are right, the crowd will follow and support us.
So let’s focus on us being right because the crowd feels that. We believe they have to trust us on that.
Amen to that Arsene Wenger, this side of ours does need to start finding some form starting tomorrow and cutting out sloppy naïve mistakes will go a long way to making that happen.
Either that or make sure when we have twenty shots in a game, we convert them all, then it won’t matter so much… ;)
Have a good day all…..