Ice, Ice BABY!
By PedrofromSpain, the best looking member on tgf.
In times like these, when most of my fellow Gooners are worried about who will leave and who will sign.
I’m only worried about one thing, and that is the vanilla ice lookalike in our goal.
When Almunia took the Number 1 shirt from Lehmann last season, I could live with it. Lehmann made some bad mistakes, and was past his best. But I thought it was a temporarily solution.But then I saw he got the number. 1 shirt and I was shocked.
I’ll be honest with you, I think he is a ok goalkeeper who will never make any big mistakes. But that’s about it. He doesn’t do anything spectacular either.Where you will think “I can’t believe he stopped that ball! How did he do that?” I asked people what they thought was Almunia’s best save whole season? And they answered with ; “When he stopped the penalty against the spurs”
So that’s his best save? Stopping a penalty? That has little to do with quality and a lot to do with luck. People seemed to think it’s a great save when a shot comes straight at him, and he jumps and dives like he just got shot in other to stop it.
Personally, I don’t think we will win the title if we keep Almunia in goal next season. Almunia isn’t the guy who will save us trough difficult games, he won’t lose us a game but he won’t win a game for us either. Sure, that won’t matter in games against Hull City or Middelsbrough. But in games when we play against sides like Man Utd or Liverpool, we need a guy who can help us trough the diffucult moments when we struggle.
I don’t think he’s a bad goalkeeper. I don’t hate him. I’m not judging him by his uncanny resemblance to a 90’s icon best forgotten.. I just think he’s average. And not Arsenal quality.
Do you agree? Or do you think I’m I have missed the mark?
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