Good evening my Arsenal family. Tomorrow we face a Bayern Munchen that are in hellish form. I know we were all celebrating when we heard all the news that it could be a “depleted” squad. Then we heard that Jack will not be playing and all of a sudden we lost all faith in the other 10 players on the field and the 7 on the bench. If my memory serves me well, Jack was not at the AC Milan game either and it was the same full strength Milan squad that hammered us 4-0 at the San Siro. Before I carry on Rosicky is the best player at Arsenal at the moment and you can argue with me till you are blue in the face but it won’t change a thing. Okay back to Jack. I am actually glad he won’t be playing and before you think I don’t know what I am talking about, just sip your coffee and read on.
The kid needs time to grow up, see, I like what Wenger is doing to the Ox and in a couple of seasons he will be absolutely dynamite for arsenal down that wing. There is an experienced player in his position and even though he [The Ox] is a part of the first team and is being called upon to his weight, it does not change the fact that he is still a kid. The same with jack, all he needed this season was to watch Rosicky and Arteta play, granted the Czech and the Spaniard have had their fair share of injuries this season and when called to stand Jack did that and more.
At the moment the hopes of our team are placed on the shoulders of a 22 year old instead of the experienced campaigners. Rosicky is our best chance tomorrow night. That man has the ability to find space, create space, use what little space he has to his advantage, can find a player ANYWHERE on the pitch and as simple as that sound it’s all we need.
I am officially calling for Vermaalen’s head as Captain. I’m sorry but the man is a pathetic leader and is having an appalling season. Give the band to Arteta.
I woke and went straight to twitter and an interview by Arteta was up.
“You can’t keep saying we played well but lost. It’s not good enough”.
This is him speaking about the FA Cup opportunity that we flushed down the toilet. I do however feel that with that was our “Top Club” status.
Every time we hear or read about the post-match press conference it’s the same thing over and over and over again. “We played well but we lost” or “We fought hard, now we have to bounce back” it’s sad to have to read these comments from the manager and players. We need a midfield General, with a relatively young squad we need a leader and Arteta is exactly that. Yes, I know he lets the ball slip to easily at times but more often than not he is solid, reliable, loud (which is always a good thing) and can rally up the troops.
As for the rest of my/our team. All we need is a good wake-up call and for me that was at the Capital One Cup already but maybe they are delayed so the FA Cup was next. All we want is an all-out performance. Win or lose I will be a proud Gunner if come on that field and leave with our heads held high.
By Ntokozo Hlongwane