Of course nobody enjoyed the nightmare, and the reasons were endless- The bizarre pitch, intimidating fans, aggressive weather, pictured a long night in Istanbul. And below, a few things we imbibed gratingly.
Chambers Ascension is Startling-
Arguably one of the best performers in the mundane affair, the former Southampton man looks interested in cementing his place in the starting team. With Mertesacker yet to gain match fitness, the Englishman was alongside Koscienly in the heart of the defense. It was a move I wasn’t too comfortable with especially with the prospect of facing the evil Demba Ba, but with limited options, he was paired and boy did he impress. Highly composed on the ball, the player showed he’s capable of the job if given.
Again, he justified the hefty price we paid, though Dailymail would beg to differ.
Giroud Needs Competition-
Now I won’t go 500 reasons why the French man should never play in an Arsenal shirt, because frankly I’m tired. It’s conspicuous the manager sees something we don’t, which ostensibly points at why he’s set to be offered a new contract extension.When Theo Walcott is back, Alexis Sanchez should be moved into the middle. His pace and body strength vindicates the change.
Against Besiktas, there were instances where you wish Giroud was a bit quicker. Sanchez, with his attributes is the candidate to spearhead the attack, and you can envisage the telepathic bond with Theo dazzling from the right flank, with the German Sheppard and orchestrating play.
Competition’s Improving Szczeseny –
Last season, the Polish came under scrutiny for his misdemeanour. Even though I found them over the top. However, with the signing of David Ospina, he seems determined to hold on between the sticks, and his performance in the Olimpyant stadium illustrates this- Not banking on Ba to try the unthinkable early on, he was well stocked to prevent what Dailymail would have termed an ”Ozil howler”. Also in position to save the former Chelsea’s bench warmer’s volley later on, it’s Ospina who should be worried.
Defensive Midfield Sorting-
It’s no new story that we need a defensive midfielder. While Arteta was limping off, we knew what was coming next. A hot headed fellow who is probable to get booked after coming on as a sub in a slow tempo affair. Alas, he never disappoints. Aside all the transfer talks linking us to Carvalho, Khedira, Snowflakes, Baked waffles( Add yours here), Arsene Wenger needn’t to go far to lure a defensive tank home.
Alex Song is that man. I know there’s the talk about going back to vomit, and a taboo to buy back an ex player; you can Instagram pictures about it, be my guest.
Jose Mourinho, despite his obnoxious antics, convinced Cesc Fabrgeas to join his jargons after the player clearly stated he would never wear a Chelsea jersey.
Song completely ameliorate our deficiency. A player already accustomed to life in England, he would immediately pick-up from where he left off, unlike the other potential candidates.
Results Mean Nothing-
I know the press will try to make the stalemate feel as if the light down the tunnel is so dim, the outcome was fair enough. Albeit, a win would have made it easy and eased us off the hectic fixtures schedule, however the host certainly had opportunities to kill the game off had the goalpost been a bit bigger, in their imagination.
With the fans support come Wednesday, and the German trio expected to return, we certainly have the advantage to cause mayhem. We did it to AC Milan.