Surprised by the omission of Diaby?
I was but I guess had Diaby started and got injured, Wenger probably knows he’d have to sign a replacement on transfer deadline day.
Or am I just being far too cynical?
We were undone. Not by skill, not by wonderful football and not by anything other than dreadful play by us.
Of course it does, we do it to ourselves time and time again and it costs points.
FOUR players made errors for their first goal, FOUR!!!
For their second, well it was another case of shocking defending. If only we had a Carragher kind of player, you know the one, he’ll lay any part of his body on the line to stop a goal.
Wenger was asked about about the dodgy display by our goalkeeper, and he said that the mistakes at the back are becoming ‘contagious’…..
How apt I thought, I will refrain from explaining why but how long will we have to wait until our defending is sorted out once and for all?
From 2-0 down, we salvaged a point, one which Giroud could have easily turned into three towards the end of the game.
Our first goal came from a free kick taken by Jack, and Giroud jumped well and fired his header home. Quality! The second was a thunderbolt from Theo which was too good for Reina.
Talking of their keeper, he made a few great saves during the game and earned his side a point. Down the other end, ours looked like he wanted to gift Liverpool all three points, some of the things he was doing was worse than Almunia ever did!
Personally, I thought our attacking play was good at times, at others it was even better but as so often happens, there were a few on the pitch who let the others down.
It’s the final day of the transfer window and Wenger has hinted that he maybe ‘active’.
We will try to be active, It won’t be easy but at the moment I have nothing to give to you unfortunately.
That has to utter poppycock, it’s the last day, not the first day! He and Gazidis or whoever, has had plenty of time to be looking at players, they have had time to be talking to other clubs. I am sure BT haven’t only installed a telephone system at the club!
With Gibbs now likely to be out for three weeks at least, and having seen Santos perform like the rear end of a horse in panto, Wenger hinted that he might try and sign someone today:
Yes. That’s how quickly football changes. Three days ago people told me we need strikers. Now, this time, we’re speaking about defenders. We’ll see what we can do.
I guess we will all see what he can do too but my hopes aren’t up too high….
He also said:
I cannot promise you any transfers. We work on it. We want an official extension of the window for one week.
Dear oh dear! Truth is, he could have another month and it wouldn’t make any difference!!
Have a good day all….