What did that one-nil result tell us?
Well excuse me for saying this, but it told some of us nothing we didn’t already know. But let’s have a think what it should have told the malcontents.
For starters, despite Spurs spending north of £100 million, and us having a paper thin squad ravaged by injuries, we are a better team.
I felt that we were way below our fluent best and that Santi and Rosicky, despite their efforts, had off-days. With more precisely weighted balls from them, we could have scored a bucket-full. Dont get me wrong, I am not moaning about them, or saying they were bad, just that from our two most technically gifted players, we normally see better.
The upside, which totally outweighs any small downside, is that we had a shape and a tenacity that tells me that the manager is 100% right about this group of players. I would go as far as saying that it’s the most tightly knit squad we have seen under Arsene.
Our dodgy defence is anything but dodgy, no matter what the halfwits in the media say. I still think Bac is by far and away our number one right-back, but Carl is a fine understudy.
Laurent and Per are easily the best centre-back pair in the league.
Even at this early stage. I am confident that Flamini is exactly what we have been crying out for. Not only as cover for Mikel but an actual alternative.
Now, what’s all this rubbish about Arsene not doing tactics? Those looked like different tactics to our normal stuff to me!
I really can’t say how happy I am that Arsene has once again made mugs out of his detractors. When will they learn?
Let’s see what today brings and where we are tomorrow.
Great team, great players, great manager, great club and a great future.
See you all tomorrow.