Well first things first, After seeing the Arsenal vs Cardiff F.A. Cup replay it instantly seemed a change had come and that the inspiration for glory and hunger to win had stepped up a level. Well that lasted a total of a whole 5 days for the fans. We went another goaless draw in the league to fall even more points behind the CL spot we can only hope to achieve this season.
Now looking at what we had against Cardiff and what we created there was of different class to what was shown this week against Sunderland. Is it not obvious for Boss Wenger to sit on the sidelines and notice what makes all the difference in a game. I rate him for not starting Eboue this week and giving Arshavin a chance to make his debut which he did in good style by almost giving himself the best start a player could ask for joining any new club but realistically it goes to show we need players on Eduardo’s level who can finish, Bendtner is clearly not good enough as a starting player, and yes we can argue we have injuries but when you look at cover players that Man UTD have it makes our replacements look bad.
Arshavin almost put our other players to shame and he had only played a full 60 minutes for the club and coming close to scoring two great goals to his start. In time when he gets fully fit i believe he will be a key player to the team with his accurate shooting and quick feet.
Back to where the post title comes in, the past couple of days on the forum and other sites people have already started saying we stand no chance against Roma this Tuesday. I can feel there pain where we see the likes of Song, Denilson and Eboue as our “main” men in mid-field. Yes we have several players out injured but this is no excuse as to not having good covers. What hope do we have to face Roma and score when were struggling against teams like Sunderland in the league. They’ve just not been that creative in the midfield to help us go create chances and get those goals we need to succeed. Song is constantly slowing down the play in midfield losing the ball before he even gets a chance to pass, Denilson needs to work on his passing and get involved more, and as for Eboue he needs to focus more on what he will do with the ball after he has made that brilliant run past 2 or 3 players, he makes the run nicely but is clueless as to what to do with it afterwards.
So come Roma this week what kind of result will we be looking at home? If we can’t win at home then god help us away. I just hope Wenger will soon wake up and give other players a chance to get in the team. I would rather see Vela & Ramsey start in mid-field.
Good luck to the boys tommorow evening and i hope we pull out a good performance to prove us what they can do, i still have pride for my beloved team.
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