How Do We Pick Ourselves From this Mess?
Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game was meant to be an iconic encounter against his nemesis, Jose Mourinho. We all thought that this was going to the game his boys step up the plate to put up a great performance against Chelsea but it was shameful affair as the Gunners capitulated in grand style.
Olivier Giroud had a glorious chance to make it 1-0 but as expected, he missed his chance. Chelsea launched a counter attack from that move and Samuel Eto’o should Giroud how it’s done as the Cameroonian curled the ball past Szczesny.
I need not remind us about how the game went but the rout suffered in the hands of Chelsea was a bitter pill to swallow especially when they have a manager as despicable as that mouthy Portuguese egotistical cunthound.
It’s really disheartening to know that Arsenal play like headless chickens in the ‘big’ games. The defensive gaffes and schoolboy errors pop up from everywhere and when you play a team as ruthless as Chelsea, you’d be duly punished.
This season has seen Manchester United go through a transition since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson and under David Moyes, the Red Devils have struggled a lot but they still managed to get four points off Arsenal. The clash against Manchester City at the Etihad was an utter disgrace as the Gunners were smashed with six goals and they could only provide half of what they shipped in.
It’s true that there’s more reflection and analysis in the wake of a defeat but when you receive the kind of pummelling we got on Saturday, you ask yourself questions,
Why were we so toothless? Why were we the plotters of our own downfall? What the hell was going through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s head when he decided to go all Szczesny on the ball? :s When will Giroud learn that sometimes it’s just one chance he needs as a striker to kill games off?
So the key question remains – How do we picked ourselves up from this mess?. The manager tried to answer that,
“We have to think deeply about because it is not the first time [it's happened]. “It all went wrong and I take full responsibility. It is my fault that we failed completely today because we did not turn up.”
“We felt we prepared properly, but we did not turn up, so it is puzzling. After 20 minutes, it was game over and it became a long afternoon, a long dramatic, dreadful afternoon. There is not a lot more I could say, you could blame and blame but it does not help.
“That is the most disappointing thing, that we were never in the game. This is puzzling because we were shocked and knocked down basically without feeling you have had a chance.
‘What is important now is we show we have the capacity to respond, despite that disappointment, on Tuesday night’
Arsene Wenger needs to make the players realize that they can make things right again with a better performance against a struggling Swansea side at home. Shortly after that, Manchester City, a team harboring hopes of winning the title, will be at our doorstep and we need to prove that we have what it takes with at least, a much improved performance.
The Premier League might seem far-fetched for the Gunners with them sitting in fourth place but a lot can happen in eight games. I’m just an optimistic fan sharing his thoughts on this blog but I’d take the FA Cup and Champions League qualification right about now.
Many fans would share their concerns about some of the playing personnel that haven’t impressed this season but that can be addressed in the summer. However, we have to give these lads the support they need to reach the home stretch.
More on the Swansea game tomorrow.