Okay I will try my best to keep this short and sweet but it is a huge possibility that I will not be able to hold much in so this could be quite a long post. My main point is that our Arsenal squad is far from good enough and we can not put out a 100% fringe team out anymore because they do not get beaten they get embarrassed and it can not go on anymore.
Let me go back to last season. Now at this point I would much rather be in the position this year then what we were last season but let me go on. Last season our young team got to the final of the Carling Cup and our squad players were as good as the first team. This season the players that were supposed to improve may have gotten worse. Where our youngsters capable of being blown out of the water by 4 or 5 goals last season? I definitely feel that we would not. I also plan on naming and shaming the guilty players before I sign off this post.
As I now look up at the television seeing Man Utd beating us 4-0. They are also not at full strength. Simple thing, our squad is not good enough and in the whole game we created about one chance and it could have in truth been more then four. That is not Arsenal. No matter how badly we play, we always create chances.
Would this have happened last season? I feel not. Last season we could beat anyone and would not be embarrassed even if we finished fourth (As I said I do prefer what is happening this season). But last season we could beat anyone, mainly the big teams, but we lost to the small teams. This year it is the other way around. It is all because of the overrated fringe players of course and as I just recovered from the thrashing at Tottenham and thought it was a stepping stone for the youngsters to mature. Now it has happened again and thankfully up to this point I am not used to Arsenal being thrashed but now it is becoming a familiar sight.
As I was saying last season we dropped out of four competitions. Now I feel it could happen again. We should have signed in January and I don”t care what anybody says. Now look at what is happening. It appears it is last season all over again. We dropped out of the Carling Cup with pride last season, this time with humiliation. We dropped out of the Fa Cup poorly last season, now we are out of both domestic cups with humiliation.
Now we can”t get injuries and suspensions because we have the best first eleven in the league. The fringe players are rubbish and with another suspension to Eboue on his return it is not looking good, all I can beg for is to not lose ground in the Premiership and get some quality performances in the Champions League. Then sign a squad in the summer maybe, well a few players.
Well I did promise to give my names of people who are not good enough so here it is:
Gilberto: He is passed it. A shadow of the player he once was. Time to leave for me. Get some cash while we still can. I remember seeing him even last season and he was a player. Now he is a waste of space. He is slow, can”t pass the ball 5 yards along the floor, and does not know what he is doing on the pitch.
Justin Hoyte: I felt we had the makings of a quality wing back last season and I am sad to say that I was wrong. He can”t mark, he is maybe a bit slow and does not have one bit of influence. We need to see more or it is time to cash in on him also because he is not a star player by any means.
Armand Traore: I will be honest I have nothing against the lad. But I thought he was much better then what he looks. When it comes to running down the wing he seems to be quality but he can”t defend. Maybe he has a future as a left winger but does not seem to be a junior Gael Clichy.
Denilson: I realize he was not playing today but lets be honest, he is not the next Cesc Fabregas as he is only a year younger then him. He may have the skill but he needs to develop performance. He also seemed better last season.
Nicklas Bendtner: Ok he scored the winner against Tottenham in the league, but what has he done since? He is not scoring or even putting in the performances. He needs to develop more though he is still young, but for me not doing it.
Theo Walcott: I know he was not playing today but is the most overrated player that has been around in a while. Things like the next “Thierry Henry” or “Micheal Owen” I have been hearing. He has a lot to live up to and start improving fast. I do know he is young so maybe he needs time.
Now they are the players that need to improve in my opinion but who can deny that certain players are a lot too much injury prone and that effects them a lot. That is some of the reason why we lose out quite a lot because there a a number of players that need the magic sponge because they are made out of glass.
Robin Van Persie: It is there to see that injuries may stop him from being the player that he is capable of being. I am not joking when I say he could be one of the best in the world, he just needs to start being fit a lot more often, otherwise what is the point of having such a quality player sitting in the treatment room.
Tomas Rosicky: Just like Robin he is made out of glass. He is a great player but spending too much time injured.
Abou Diaby: He is a great player to have in the squad. But just when he starts looking great it all goes away because he comes back without match fitness.
That is all I have for now. I hope the poor squad players and injuries do not hold back our potential because we could have hope for a quadruple because we have great potential. Lets hope it does not hold us back.
Lets go and get a double.
Come on you Gooners.