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Dec
12

Another False Dawn?

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After a very impressive display last night in our 5-2 victory against Reading at the Madejski Stadium I cant help but wonder has Wenger finally listened to the fans for a change, put aside his arrogance and just paid attention to what a high percentage of fans have been wanting to see. Gervinho benched and Walcott through the centre. It worked a treat we were quick and dynamic going forward a few lapses of concentration which cost us a clean sheet but apart from that very good value for the win. Little Santi was the best player on the pitch stealing the show. I do really have concerns about Mikel Arteta though we really do see to lack a real Presence just in front of our back four something we have to look at in January if we are to challenge for top four, which at this moment I would have to say we are quite a way off.

I have seen some supportive Wenger comments since the victory along the lines of “I told you he is the man to lead us forward” and several words to that  effect. Are these people blind, Given the fact that all I said at the beginning of this article was glowing about last nights performance. Consistency has been a huge problem for us for several seasons now. It was just one game away to Reading the worst side in the premier league. Don’t get me wrong I was very pleased with the performance, Which we needed as well as three points. Lately we have looked like a team trying to stave off relegation more than challenging for European places. I will judge us more on Saturday away to Wigan where we have a pretty poor recent record. I just wish some of our “fans” would go into games with a bit of common sense. Some have been suggesting we are back and challenging for the title.

As you can expect their were a lot of positives to take out of last nights game. I’ve already mentioned Cazorla. Wilshere and Santi seem to have forged a very good understanding in the centre of Midfield. Ox and Podolski supplied very good service to Walcott. Who was very busy last night and impressed me a great deal, I’m just hoping he gets played their more often and this isn’t a one-off for Wenger and he doesn’t revert back to type. Sagna and Gibbs provided great width as well. I however still have concerns about us defensively. Playing against a better team we could have come undone a lot more than we did last night. I feel Arteta doesn’t give us enough bite in their we need someone who is a lot more robust.

 

In summarising we are not back to the Old Arsenal after just one away game. This is definitely a work in progress. 

 

Feedback Welcome as always.

Goonerscribe

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