The international break does drag on I suppose but surely we can swim round the bowl at least once and retain some of the previous game?
Iwobi’s confidence was shot, it was generally acknowledged that he needed a break and that is what he got and rightly so in my opinion.
Iwobi offers nothing defensively, Ramsey doesn’t offer that much but he certainly offers more and furthermore having him on the field meant that he could fire fight; that’s to say, that he could be deployed anywhere that needed an extra hand. He was also able to be played in his second best position when needed which is deep-laying midfield, picking the ball up from the back and driving the attack forward.
Wenger made this switch on Saturday as happens every single time that Ramsey plays on the wing which is usually wide right, it is a game plan, otherwise known as plan A.
It didn’t work as Wenger hoped so he reverted to plan B which clearly got us out of jail.
For those who have bothered reading this far you might have noticed that I said “second best position” his first choice is Ozil’s and that obviously isn’t going to change unless his German Greatness gets an injury.
Being an Arsenal supporter I understand the need to scapegoat one player, it is in our DNA and I am no different — Walcott, Walcott — Why?
Theo seems to have improved but when you look at it; or at least when I look at it, it becomes clear that he has only preformed better against lesser teams because when it has came to crunch time which has been the case against spuds and manu he has underperformed. During both games Theo had slightly less time when he got the ball and due to his poor close control he repeatedly lost possession and this impacts on Ozil and Sanchez’s effectiveness.
You can see them both thinking when they have the ball, shall we pass to Walcott who they know will more often than not lose it or if he does control it he doesn’t have the skill set to be able to return it to either of those two; so instead, both Özil and Sanchez have to look for each other which makes it easier for defenses to defend against us; that’s to say, it is easier because it is like only having two men up front instead of three.
We were playing with ten men on Saturday and the problem is not Ramsey it is Walcott: Perez cannot come back quick enough for me.
An LB offering.