Another Horrendous Defeat
Sorry lads but we need to stop hyping up the kids are Arsenal.
Tonight showed that many of them wont make it at Arsenal and are simply not good enough, It was Men vs Boys tonight and many of the youngguns who looked so gifted in the home games in the Carling cup suddenly looked like little lost rabbits who were frozen in the brightlights.
I knew that the real test for the younger players would come away from home. Its totally different for younger players to turn it on away from home in a hot atmosphere, And so many of them flopped and now I have to ask if they are as good as we think they are.
Personally for me I had doubts about some before the game even started.
I’m talking about players like Randall who has never impressed me, I watched him a number of times and he is just clumsy,lightweight and lacks vision. I cant see why so many people including Wenger have raved about this lad? I have been more impressed with young Francis Coquelin this season and I’m pretty gutted that Wenger has not given the kid a chance.
Back to tonight’s game.
When i saw the Arsenal team I thought, Pretty weak at the back but we should score a few goals tonight with Vela and Bendtner upfront, But very unfair to drop Jay Simpson after his 2 goals in the last round. Between our strikers who could not finish a bag of peanuts we seem to play a game of “who can shot stright at the keeper” On my count Bendtner beat Vela 3-2 on the night. Young Rogers looked so weak at the back that i felt that he would snap in half if he went in for a tackle and was glad that Wenger took him off at Half time. The young keeper Lukasz Fabianski looked as if he rubbed butter into his gloves before the game. And young Wilshire and Ramsey just didn’t turn up. The only 2 players who impressed me tonight were Gibbs and Merida.
So enough season with the same story, We are told the future of the club is bright and the kids we lead us into glory in years to come. But didn’t Wenger tell us that 4 years ago. The then young stars at Arsenal like Lupoli, Quincy, Bentley, Sidwell and Upson have all moved on and we still are waiting for them to come and save us…How many of the current bunch of “the next best things” will actually make it at Arsenal?
For my money……Make 1 or 2!
Time to ditch this youth farm policy..
I think the first goal was abit of his fault so he takes some blame there. and i thought he could do better with the second goal also. Other than that handling was decent and made a few important saves too.
Didn’t offer much at RB and did decently at CB
Average. didn’t do much.
Struggled alittle but he is not a LB. didn’t offer much offencely but defensively rather sound
Tried his best to carve out something but nothing came out of it.looked weak
Garbage, Not good enough
Didn’t see him.
Did try to penetrate too but to no effect. Good try during the second half where he almost scored.
Invisible. Should have buried the chance like he usually does
The pink panther will be off down the pub.
Did very well at RB and offered a little more penetration in the second half.
Didn’t see much of him to give a rating
SO that’s it then…I guess we still have the Champions league to look forward to!