Seriously, were we any worse off in midfield when Denilson played?
Were we any worse off up front when Nik played?
Denilson was not ever a defensive midfielder, we all know that and his true role is a creative one. He’s more of an Arteta than a Song…
As for Nik, why have a tall striker and play him out wide?
I know, we have talked about all that before, too many times to mention but things are that bad right now, it got me thinking about them.
They are not the only players Wenger has bought and made them ‘fit in’ somewhere, both Walcott and Arshavin are going through the same and because he didn’t buy what we needed in the summer, our defensive midfielder has to play at centre half.
Walcott and Arshavin get plenty of stick these days for their performances but would things have been different for both if they had been played in their ‘proper’ position from the off with us?
We’ll never know now I guess and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see both move away from the club and the way things are going, that won’t be too long in my opinion. Same with Robin, would you stay around if you were him?
He’s not getting any younger, he deserves to be winning things again, as for Arshavin, I bet he wishes it hadn’t been snowing so hard on the 31st January 2009, maybe he wouldn’t have felt so at home in the cold climates….
I guess my point is, we all asked for the players we all thought were ‘weak links’ to be moved on and in Nik and Denilson we got what we asked for – but have we really replaced them with better players?
Wenger bought in Arteta, he is so hit and miss and on Sunday, he was more like invisible, would Denilson been any worse?
We bought Gervinho; did he actually do any better playing wide right than Nik used to?
We bought Ju Park, a captain of his country, yet Wenger doesn’t even bother playing him, why when it’s clear we need a centre forward, a player who will score goals and Park can…
Alex Chamberlain, he also came in during the summer, played a blinder last week on his Champions League debut and scored a very good goal, why was he then not even included in the squad for the following game? This player had been talking all week about being ‘desperate’ to be part of the NLD – just the kind of passion for that game we all wanted to hear.
We may have bought in numbers but did Wenger really and truly buy who and what we needed to make us stronger?
Right now, I think that answer has to be no…..
I know many will suggest the new boys need time to gel but come on, how long have they been together in training now?
If an 18 year old can make a huge impact in the toughest competition in Europe, why can’t the older and wiser players do the same regularly, especially in a North London Derby?
Baring that in mind, do we stick with the older players, or throw just one or two other younger ones in, before we truly get in the mire…..
At least they might have a bit more passion in them….
Finally a bit of the Red Top Gossip – The Sun suggest one man is waiting in the wings for a return to England, maybe even London….
It’s evident Wenger is wobbling and that within a few months Capello’s place with the national team will go to an Englishman and free up a place at a club. I have a strong will to remain in England. For a coach, this is the ideal country.
But I would only consider top clubs.
Should Wenger walk, would you be happy to see Carlo Ancelotti take over?