When asked whether Arsenal were still in the title race, Arsene Wenger said:
I feel, yes, of course. Yes, why not? It is a concern, because we looked quite solid defensively until now, and against Fulham we looked very fragile. If we had scored the penalty, nobody speaks about it.
You had some dodgy moments in the game, but you would have won. We were close to doing it and have to do it next game.
Sorry, but Arsene Wenger is dreaming!
Firstly, unless Arsene Wenger is ready to enter the January transfer window and sign us at least three players, we haven’t got a hope in hell of catching the top two in the Premier League.
Secondly, if the players he wants to sign are attacking players then yes, we may score a few more goals but they won’t stop us conceding them will they?
Thirdly, had we won on Saturday by converting that last-minute penalty, of course fans and the media would have had something to say about the way we surrendered our two goal lead. We weren’t undone by periods of fantastic football by Fulham finished off with wonderful goals, we were undone by our own sloppy defensive play and giving Fulham players far too much time and space in front of goal. Oh, and a stupid bit of shirt tugging in the penalty area.
As for the ‘dodgy moments’ – we have them every game these days!
We scored 3 goals, that in theory should be enough on Saturday afternoons to win a game of football and if only we could learn a few footballing basics, it would have been this weekend.
What Arsene Wenger should be telling all the fans right now is how sorry he is for the way we are playing and unacceptable it is to surrender such golden opportunities to earn 3 points.
He should also be telling us it’s clear to see that certain areas of our game need working on and rectifying rapidly if we are to have any chance of winning anything this year. How about a word on how negligent it was to sell Alex Song to Barcelona and not replace him with a much stronger and more disciplined player in the centre of our midfield.
I could go on but why bother…..
Stop feeding us spin, stop making out everything is ok because it clearly isn’t.
If Wenger really wants to win the Premier League then he needs to start making a few noises. Noises which are loud enough to land on Stan Kroenke’s doorstep because the only way we are going to have any chance of being a successful club again is by spending some money.
Real money I mean, not some old bargain from an overseas lower league!!
That’s my rant for the day!