Last night on Match Of The Day, Arsenal legend and now Football pundit Lee Dixon highlighted the weakness in the Arsenal team and singled out Denilson as the main source of our defensive problems.
Unusually most pundits just chat nonsense ( Apart from Paul Merson ) But Lee Dixon did have a point last night and he proved this on the video play back at the end of the game.
Denilsons defensive works and positioning is very poor, His workrate when tracking back is poor. We on the TFG Blog has said before that he is the problem to why Cesc’s recent form has dropped. Link
Lee Dixon was right, The problem is that Cesc and Denilson are very similar as player and are both great passers but both are not defensive players ala Flamini, He (Flamini) was the reason why Cesc had a great season last,He did all the donkey work and allowed Cesc to express himself.
After watching Amuary Bischoff recently he is very much in the Cesc, Denilson bracket, A gifted player but by no means defensive. That now leaves Diaby and Song. I have always wanted to see a Diaby & Cesc partnership. Link
With Song I don’t think he has the workrate to play as a defensive midfielder at Arsenal.
Flamini was not the best technical player but he has so much energy and was like a little pit ball. Something we seem to be missing a hell of a lot this season.
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