Yes the man is great at developing young talented player but when it comes down to tactics he has been found wanting.
Bendtner must be thinking what more he has to do to break into the first team. And why was he only given 8mins last night? He is full of confidence after his derby goal and should of got on sooner. In fact I fear that Bendtner will end up like Bentley and move on to become a great player.
As for Wenger’s faith in Adebayor again you have to question why he has not been dropped on his current form. Last night we all saw the worst in Ade, His first touch was very poor, The ball bounced off him time and time again and he was caught offside countless times. The only time we looked like scoring a goal was when Bendtner came on.
This 4-5-1 is clearly not working but yet he continues to play it, Even when we have 2 fit strikers in form sitting on the bench.
What is really confusing me is that Wenger himself said that 4-5-1 was not working after the Man Utd game.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that his tactical decisions isolated striker Emmanuel Adebayor during the 2-2 draw with Manchester United on Saturday.
Sometimes Adebayor was a bit too isolated up there. Maybe I could have played Theo Walcott up front, or Eduardo (da Silva) or Niklas Bendnter. But I went for a different approach,” Wenger said.
“Without Robin van Persie the balance in the final third was not completely right. That’s my fault. I’d look at that again.
“In the final third, we dropped a little bit too much off and that took something out of our game.
“The game didn’t reach the level in terms of technique that I’d expected it to reach, but it was still an interesting game with contrasting styles.”
So why is he still playing this way? Clearly the man is stubborn and even after the lost to Boro and the current poor show of performances he is sticking to his guns.
Start the next game 4-4-2 and go out positive, Drop Eboue move Hleb back out to the wing and go 2 up top. Its that easy!!
Its all very easy for Wenger to blame the other team for not allowing us to play football.
Time to get back to basics Mr Wenger and play 4-4-2 or you are in danger of blowing our chances of winning the title