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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Is the Arsenal bench good enough?

A few might laugh at the title of the post who think the first team of Arsenal itself is not good enough, let alone the bench. But I'm convinced that this Arsenal team atleast the first team has enough quality to win everything this season. Hmm.. Champions league I'm not sure :) Because of Barcelona, the team that Arsenal face next. The midfield of Nasri, Wilshere, Arshavin, Rosicky, Walcott, with Chamakh and Van Persie upfront should be enough to beat almost every other team in Europe.But the case with Arsenal is simple, you can say, they simply can't defend. Lot of blame these days is put on the goalkeeper, yes they were atrocious sometime back,but these days they are decent.
For me, the problem lies in the defensive midfield area. Some might say Song is good, I agree he's good for 4 out of 5 matches, but that is not good enough at the topmost level. I agree its impossible to give your 100% in all of the matches. So the problem is with the team, they don't have a back up for Song. Denilson is not good enough, Eastmond is not yet ready, Diaby is never fit, Ramsey is not ready for the top level yet. And Song knows he has no competition for his spot. He's always his lazy self, some say he has enough quality,I'm not yet convinced.

To say Arsenal bench is not good enough is not right, Rosicky whom I rate very highly isn't even starting these days. Is it because he was out of the team for most of the season last 2 years because of injury, I don't know. Yes, the team with Rosicky, Bendtner, Denilson, Eboue, Arshavin drew Wigan away, again at Leeds. They don't get enough matches under their belt, look a bit rusty.

Credit to the team they are stillin it, in all 4 competitions, ok luckily. So there is still time for the first team, the bench to improve. Beat Chelsea at home, Won against Everton,Wolves,Aston Villa,Birmingham, Mancity etc away which not many teams have done. Man City is a shit team. Do you invest 200m to play that football? I don't know. People who watched Arsenal-City game would understand. Nothing is out of sight as yet.

Anyway Happy new year to everyone hoping Arsenal win everything this season. :)

Until next post.

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