So it is with a heavy heart that we realize that our attacking problems are worse than we thought.
The news is that Danny Welbeck could be out for a period of 6 months, this is according to his international manager Roy Hodgson. We already knew by Friday that he would be out for a period of months, but now we might have a time frame for it. This makes our inactivity on the transfer market even more…consequency’. No one expected Welbeck to come out and score 30 goals a reason, but he was an option, one that could do something in a game, now we’re robbed of that.
So what now?
Alexis maybe? Or maybe we’ll just be lucky and Giroud will suddenly find some uber amazing form and knock in goals for fun. Walcott and Alexis scored over the weekend, so I guess that’s a positive and one that could maybe bode well for us. Oxlade Chamberlain had 2 assists in the same game, so maybe we aren’t so blunt. It should be noted that the Walcott and Chamberlain heroics were against San Marino, so let’s just put that into context.
I guess we’re in a position to criticize the club and manager for being inactive, but at the same time we have to realize that the window is closed and there is absolutely no amount of moaning and gnashing of teeth that would open it before January, so this is the time to support the team. I don’t think both are mutually exclusive, so we can be critical of the workings of things but still be supportive and wish the team all the best.
I have no access to the stadiums so I guess I can’t scream my lungs out in support of the team, but if there’s anything all the anime I see has thought me, it’s that ‘my feelings’ can reach over the Atlantic to support the people or team I care about.
So it seems Walcott, Alexis and Giroud have to step up for the team and we can only hope that that will be enough….for now.
If you want to read the article on the Welbeck injury, you can do so HERE.