Well, where do I fucking start??? The line up was half decent, however ‘Willian the Villan’ is STILL starting??? I don’t know what kind of bondage he has with Arteta. I feel like there’s some Brazilian coup happening in the squad right now and its worrying me. I know Pepe is suspended but Nelson could have started and he looked good against Molde.
Anyways, what was that first half? I’ve heard Jimenez is responding to treatment in hospital so that’s good, but did the rest of the Arsenal team also receive concussion? Coz I’m watching Xhaka galavant around the pitch like he was affecting the game – and tbh he was – but just in all the wrong ways.
Traore looking like prime R9 running through the middle of the Emirates and these man are just watching him. The pivot of Ceballos and Xhaka simply does not work, there is no minerals there, too much paella and not enough power. Which leads me to my next point. Partey is so crucial to this starting line up, however, it seems that he is still gonna be out for the next few games which includes the North London Derby. So as you can tell, I’m pretty pissed off.
Now the second half showed a slight improvement, but the cutting edge we associate with Arsenal was still not there. We had the ball and played our usual Arteta stuff, but the real urgency only kicked in from the 70th minute. Aubameyang is having a howler of a season so far and is receiving less service than a mobile phone in a tunnel. We still aren’t creating enough opportunities through the middle. So we have 13 points after 10 games, which marks our lowest ever point tally at this stage of the season. It’s been one year since we sacked Emery, and despite small improvements under arteta, I am still worried. Can Arteta end this absurd relationship with Willian and Bellerin? Can he re-galvanise this squad for this crucial winter period? It’s gonna be a cold, cold winter if this form remains.