Arsenal fail on matchday one
Arsenal fail on matchday one
It’s never easy being a supporter of Arsenal F.C. Year after Year it seems to get even harder, watching the home defeat on opening day just sums up the anguish that comes with that support. There’s nothing like getting ready for a brand new season of the Barclay’s Premier League, after a ninety day break from the best league in the world. Gearing up for the new season is excitement packed as the memories of the last season fade into irrelevance. In preparation for the new season its the norm to keep a keen eye on the transfer market to see what exciting players make moves. But as an Arsenal fan, we all know this time will come with nothing but frustration. A recent tweet I saw, sums this up nicely.
In the time it takes Arsenal to find and enter into negotiations with teams for players, other teams will have players signing on the dotted lines.
Now this is not to say Arsenal F.C haven’t made some moves this in this transfer window. The team signed a midfielder and two almost unknown strikers, one Japanese and a wonder kid from Nigeria who is undoubtedly one for the future not present. However as the norm, the mighty Arsenal just rumored , linked with a plethora of players to many to even mention but nothing materializing. As teams such as Man United, Chelsea, Man City etc all make moves and new signings Arsenal are spinning their wheels, stuck in the mud. One would think logically a team that offers top flight within it’s league and champions League play would be an attractive appeal for any player, but as the record shows no dice.
With 90 days off, couple tours, some victories, Arsenal F.C had plenty of time in preparation for Barclay’s Premier League game one against Liverpool F.C. But when looking at the team selection, one would think it was a match against a side in the capital one cup. The back line was abysmal with the young rookie CB. Fair enough we have injuries but c’mon!!
The first half Arsenal played with heart and passion, they were everywhere on the pitch, chasing every ball,closing down players doing what a good team should. Then comes the folly, a missed penalty by Walcott. First of all why is Walcott taking penalties with Sánchez on the pitch, have we not seen the Copa Cup matches where he proves he can bury them with ease? Walcott is like an ABC children’s book, he’s easily read. 90 secs later he has a lucky break however and nets a goal his reaction showing all the relief of a man who knows he can do better. Then minutes away from half time a brilliant free kick and that all too familiar feeling starts to sink in.
Second half starts and that feeling was supported by a sea of goals. A variety of goals, one coming from the same style of Arsenal with 20 passes completed. The Arsenal side looked tired, lacking of communication and chemistry, couple injury forced subs and things started to look on the up. A run to the box goal with a spirited charge by the Ox added hope. In my opinion the OX needs to be starting before Theo Walcott!! Final whistle 4-3 Liverpool celebrates inside the Emirates with his team, visiting fans and staff. Arsenal players looked shell-shocked, embarrassed and a boo receiving manager retreating down the tunnel with pace.
At the end of the first weekend looking at the table Arsenal F.C position 15, disgusting!! Victories for all the new managers, Kloop needs to get lasik or contact lenses, Cech’ is a beast but he needs a supporting back line. Arsene Wenger spend some fucking money before this transfer window closes.
After this display, I have fully decided. I shall not be purchasing a new kit until I see improvement. If no quality purchases i.e striker and defender are made, I am NOT buying that new designed shirt. Arsenal F.C #dobetter