My darling Arsenal, why do you keep doing this to yourself???
Why do you keep putting yourself in these tight situations??
Why did you lose to Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb??
Why do People keep using you to break records??
To say I am angry at the team would be a misrepresentation of my true feelings right now.
I cannot say how I felt in clear terms, all I know is I went straight to bed after the game yesterday night.
It was that bad.
To think we failed to pick even a point in the so-called ‘must-win’ game is horrible.
Now qualifying from our group looks harder than winning the champions league itself.
When I wrote yesterday morning about how I would have preferred if we had played away, I didn’t think much of it then but now…..
The Emirates used to be a fortress, to think we went some over 20 games unbeaten there in the UCL sometime before last season and now, every small team just comes and thrashed us there.
We have now lost 6 of the last 12 games played there in the Champions league. This is a terrifying statistic.
Thinking back about the game and I don’t think Ospina should be the scape goat. I mean, he cost us just one goal, same as the olympiakos keeper did them.
Look at it now, Ospina had a good game against Spurs last week, he played 19 and kept 14 clean sheets last season.
So he cannot all of a sudden be a pipe, maybe rusty, yes but def not a pipe.
Okay, he made a huge decision error for that goal, he could have punched the ball instead but that seems to be the only thing he did wrong.
In my opinion, we should blame the whole team except Sanchez. I’ll tell you why later.
In the first half, when we should have pressed them and shown who was boss, we didn’t.
We let them play, press us and it paid off.
To be honest, our set piece defending is horrible, makes me wonder what Steve Bould is doing with all his experience as a top defender.
We really should stop that shitty Zonal marking, hasn’t it cost us enough????
Generally, defending was poor. The players just seemed to stand there and mope. Same as they did for Vardy’s 2nd goal on Saturday.
Also, I think Chamberlain should never get in the box again, he always ends up costing us a goal any time he does. Deflection off him for the first goal.
Lets not even forget that our attacking set pieces are as horrible as our defending them.
[Tweet “If I had my way, we would turn all our free kicks and corners to throw-ins”] Since we barely ever do anything with them.
Good for Walcott tho, the goals seem to be coming for him. He now has 17 goals in his last 21 starts but what shall it profit a man to score and his team keep losing.
It’s just sad that we have to start doing permutation and combination to see how we can qualify. If we would qualify, worst case scenario would be 7 points and best case would be we win our last 4 games *coughs* and get 12 points.
I really feel bad for Sanchez, he played his heart out, attacking, defending, and he was everywhere.
He had barely scored to make it 2-2 and they had already taken the lead.
Thanks to some shitty defending…..
I really want to go on and on ‘cos there are loads of things to say but I’ll stop for now.
It’s not over until it’s over yh??
Let’s see where we are by game 5 and then we’ll talk.
Up next, Manchester United.
All I can say, good luck Arsenal….