Author: Imbuedman

Why it’s scandalous to chant #WengerOut after yesterday’s gallant effort

Follow me Yesterday’s performance against Manchester United, frustrating as it was, just isn’t one for condemning the players, despite the direct culpability of two of them, never mind chanting the selfish #WengerOut and blaming a manager who actually managed the game as best any other world-class manager would. And if you must blame someone to ease your pains, then Mustafi and Koscielny are squarely to blame. Saying that, Koscielny and, especially, Mustafi have been very good and committed recently, hence, even they should be forgiven. It’s just one match, albeit an emotional one, but the real problem will be...

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Emphatic win, but Arsenal needs to retain urgency even when game is ‘easy’

Follow me Last nights victory against Huddersfield was delightful in many ways: we extended our winning streak at the Emirates, we scored five past an EPL opponent without conceding for the first time in a long while, we kept our third consecutive clean-sheet, and Ozil and Sanchez continue to show hunger and good form. However, there were a number of negatives and issues of concern, apart from Lacazette’s injury – which the boss described as a groin and ruling him out of Man United match but should, hopefully, be short-term. We are already into the very busy months of...

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Why Arsenal win shames Ian Wright, pundits. A ridiculed Arsene-al is always dangerous

Follow me I have never seen a big team as ridiculed, disrespected, and totally written-off as Arsenal was ahead of this match against Spurs. Tele-pundits, football writers, amongst them Arsenal legends, all gave Arsenal no chance of getting even a draw from this game, despite the fact that it was at the Emirates, and against our bitter rivals. Hear them: “Harry Kane will fancy himself against this Arsenal defence.” “Spurs is by far the better team. Arsenal will be lucky o get a draw” “There is certainly a power-shift in North London.” “They haven’t lost in last six against...

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Ramsey back to his 2014 best? Bellerin becoming complacent; needs competition

Follow me Yesterday’s match against Swansea, which finally ended in a victory, thanks to the yeoman’s effort of potentially one of Wenger’s best ever signings, Kolasinac, wasn’t so straight-forward. The away team took the lead having not made any meaningful attack never mind have a shot on goal before then. However, our perfect home record, recent overall form, and the 5-2 mauling of Everton last weekend meant that a comeback and a win was never really in doubt. Nonetheless, there were still a number of worrying signs surrounding the way we conceded such a cheap goal to an opponent...

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3-4-3 useless against small teams. Time to replace Cech? Ozil…?!

Follow me This was a very dull football match from start to finish, the type you want to forget about on time. So I’ll just go into the major talking points I observed. 3-4-3 formation too conservative and has little value against small teams One criticism usually leveled against Wenger is that once he settles for a formula, whether that is tactics or formation, he doesn’t change it, irrespective of opposition, and that appeared to be the main problem with our team’s performance today – The 3-4-3 formation was just too blunt, against a relatively defensive Watford side. I...

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