Sorry for the lack of posting for so long not having access to the internet for such a large period of time prohibited me from the usual rants. Well anywho i'm back!!! for a post at least and most likely a poor written post to but i dont care becuase i'm anrgy.
Now i'm not going to recount the various recent slip ups our beloved team have slipped upon becuase we all know what they are becuase they're plastered all over the back of newspapers and the front of websites (football ones anyways).
We all know we have good players in our team and that we're a quality well run football club so it seems odd to many of our own and opposing fans as to why we can whine so much about ourselves. Well i'll tell you why and its a why that most will know and its that we should be better then we are. We could of been top of the pile the best team in the world if after our 49 game unbeaten run instead of going into years and years and years of transition we just kept on getting better instead. Or ok we didn't even have to get better i think we would of been happy if we'd just stayed there and thereabouts how good we were.
Wenger is stubborn we all know it and most of the time we don't have to much of a problem with it because hes a legend. Whenever we destroy a team with beautiful football we turn a blind eye to defensive frailties that disease our team and we believe that we can destroy teams week in week out with such football just like the invincibles did. But then we come crashing to the ground when we our bullied out of another game where we've either created loads of chances and missed them all or just kept the ball in our half nearly all game passing it neatly back and forth along our back line and midfield.
I don't believe we our far off from being back to an invincible level. The problem i have is that i dont think we're far off aka one or two changes of personel off whereas i think Wenger believes we're not far off aka potential potential po-dupididly-tential!
Sagna, Toure, Clichy, Van Persie, Walcott and Fabregas have all proven at one time or another that they our exceptional footballers who could be a first teamer in any team in the world. So to have an exceptional invincible like first team we have 6 players who can i believe do what is required to be in an invinvicle or thereabouts team.
Sagna Toure CB Clichy
Walcott Fabregas DM LM
ST Van Persie
So lets say we have 5 holes in a 'can beat anyone' first team line up.
Now lets add Adebayor to it becuase ok hes a sulky asshole at times but he got a lot of goals last year so lets give him the leeway hes earned. Lets also add Nasri to it becuase and i know im using Wengers favourtie word he does and has shown the potential to someday be a Pires replacement and also he gives us more wdith then playing one of our many centre mids there.
Sagna Toure CB Clichy
Walcott Fabregas DM Nasri
Adebayor Van Persie
So thats three holes in our (well my) 'can beat anyone' first team line up.
Now Almunia isnt a world class keeper but has proven himself to be a very good one....at times anyways so for now he isnt a main concern. Centreback and a defensive midfielder are though and very much so.
Gallas is not a leader and his antics just harm the team. His and Silvestre's experience did nothing to help us againast Spurs and he is also to similiar to Toure. Now Toure is very fast and solid in the tackle, he is Arsenal through and through and to have these two numpty centrebacks Gallas and Silvestre both of whom will and always hold our major title rivals in there hearts forever ousting true gunner Toure out of the team or thinking they can is a disgrace.
Sagna Toure and Clichy our all individually world class defenders. With Silvestre and/or Gallas in the back line with them messes the whole thing. Imagine if we had a Vidic type player in there someone who is can dominate the air for us with height and strength. A defesnsive line up of
Sagna Toure (Vidic type CB) Clichy
Would be as strong as any defense in the league. Toure mopping up with his awesome recovery pace and tackle, Sagna and Clichy bombing down the lines and another CB dominating the air would give us more stability at the back. Whats more is our last hole in the team which would give us even more stability and attacking ability.
Fabregas is a world class playmaker. One who is being forced to perform defensive duties he should never have to worry about becuase he is partnered with the like sof Denilson who want to make there claim as the next Fabregas. Now i like Denilson but hes shouldnt be partnering Fabregas also Song has yet to prove he can do as good a job as a Vieira or a flamini in playing that DM role so Fabregas is forced to defend more.
Two players that is all, two players for two positions centreback and defensive midfield would give us a first team line up that can still play that beautiful attacking football that we always play and that the invincibles played, but would also give us that grit and resilience to cope with the rough and tough games that any team that wants to win the league has to play.
Sagna Toure ( Aerial dominant CB) Clichy
Walcott Fabregas (Boss the midfield DM) Nasri
Adebayor Van Persie
A first eleven that could win leagues. I've ranted and raved and blabbed and warbled and i dont even want to think about starting to discuss the problems with our thin squad as whole.
If we beat Man Utd in our next league game then maybe i will of regained some of my optimism for this season title challenge but right now i think we cant and wont be able to challenge for it and the best we can hope for is a good run in the cups.
I love the Arsenal!!!!!!!!!!.........though you ain't half pissing me off recently.