Good morning people, well I say “good” , I mean yuck.
Do you know what? I’m not even angry. I’m not disappointed,and worst of all, I’m not at all surprised. This was not a blip. It was not anything other than a reflection of how we have been playing in the Premier League, all season. That is not a bad performance, it’s the norm. The difference is that the result reflected the performance. Aubameyang was not able to save our bacon, we got what we deserved. Fortunately, we have gotten more than we deserve up until now. We could have lost every game this season, we haven’t dominated a single one, We have been piss poor all season . It shouldn’t come as a shock, the second half of last season should have been all the warning we needed to tell us what was to come.
If Mesut Ozil isn’t good enough to get in that team, well? Dear me.
In the first half we had one shot on target and were out played by the mighty Sheffield United. They scored one goal and were so confident that we wouldn’t score ,that they sat back and let us have all of the ball, I think in excess of 80% at times, and we obliged by creating less than nothing. We were not unlucky, we were terrible.
There is nothing that suggests we are a good football team, despite having a great squad. The sum of our parts is pathetically less than it should be. No fluency, nothing. All the players fight and strive, but the system is horrible, The midfield has zero control and we just aimlessly lump the ball to players that are totally unsuited to hold it up and wait for the play to develop.
There is nothing on show that remotely resembles that which we enjoyed for years and were assured would continue.
There is no point thinking it will get better, because every metric that indicates how well we are playing as a team, is getting progressively worse, despite a spend of around £200m.
How long will Emery’s apologists ignore everything that stares them in the face?
There isn’t a poor player in our squad, and yet we play like a poverty team.
This squad should be walking the top 4, it still could, but not with this head coach, not in my opinion.
We are in a much better position than our performances deserve, and that stroke of luck will mean nothing unless a change is made.
Positively Arsenal eh? Sorry folks.