I’ve spent four years going on about how we need a DM, and now I’m told the modern game has no need for such a creature, although according to Arsene, we play with a deep lying holding midfielder.
Well what the hell’s the difference? The way I see it is, we need someone to play somewhere above the centre backs and below the advanced midfielders. He will be fast, because speed is always good, a tackler, passer and interceptor, and being taller and stronger than most can only be a good thing as well.
In short, the player will get the ball, then give it to Ramsey. Really not that hard.
Thing is, we see how successful sides have a Schweinsteiger or Martinez. In other words a more physical presence.
The fact remains that to my mind Arsene revealed to the world something about his thinking when he signed up Kim Kallstrom. He was saying “Arteta and Flamini get injured, banned or tired, and I see that we need reinforcements in this area. We also get bullied in this area of play, so our man must be strong.
I’m not particularly in any one camp as to who the player should be, as I’ve only seen the odd game of all the usual suspects. Bender, Schneiderlin, Carvalho, Khedira and Martinez are according to the press top of the class, and although Martinez impressed me the most, any would be good. It’s hard to believe there are aren’t more candidates out there, but perhaps they are simply not expensive enough.
I think it’s important to add some perspective. What we are actually talking about is the team overall, as much as one specific position. Arsene is looking to improve on what we achieved last season, and this means better results in a handful of games, and these are the “bigger” games. Going to the next level in the Champions League, eliminating the thrashings we got from Pool and Chelsea, and taking wins from games against the likes of Utd.
Some of these things can be achieved with better collective defensive discipline, and some will be addressed by our new attacking potency care of Mr Sanchez.
So, back to this bloody DM thing. Can we find the solution from within? I don’t think so. Diaby cannot be relied upon, and in my opinion is more box to box anyway. Coquelin is simply not good enough yet to take us to the next level, which only leaves Chambers who, let’s not forget, was described by Arsene as being able to be deployed as RB, CB or in midfield.
Right Lads. Today let’s try and sort this out once and for all.
Do we need a new player in this position that doesn’t exist anyway?
Written by MickyDidIt89