Hey Guys and a happy Tuesday to you all. I’m still happy over our win over the weekend but i’m slightly dismayed over the other results. I really did hope that QPR would hold Chelsea, not because i believe we can win the league ‘cos i don’t think we could, but just to heap some pressure on them.
Anyway, i was particularly dismayed over the Manchester derby. Now it has been well documented that Man City is quite sh*t at the moment and can be beaten by just about anyone, including a squad of one eyed rabbits with an actual basket for a goalkeeper.
But i really did feel that maybe City could have gotten more from that game. I wanted a draw…or a City win as that would displace Man U and disturb their rhythm. But they have been quite good and quite rightly thumped city. Now they lie just 1 point behind us and we still play Chelsea and them at Old Trafford, so you would understand my worry.
But that’s that.
Arsene talked a couple of days ago about balance and how Coquelin adds to that. And that is something that has been missing from the beginning of the season when we were inconsistent. We had too many attackers and too few defenders and that made the squad skewed in a way and that in turn affected the way we played.
Now since January we have won 8 games in a row and this is no small part to pruning the squad and adding in the right areas. We got Coquelin, we got Gabriel and we got Ozil and Giroud back and playing really well again. This has turned our season around and now you look at the squad and wonder what else we need.
I am reminded of this as we have the Champions League back tonight and we’re not in it. We made silly mistakes again and are left ruing them and i look at the teams and i feel we could totally screw Juventus over. We have a really good team now. Many have said that a striker like Giroud can’t lead a team to titles but his goal record since his return has made that assertion a little less assured.
They have also said a DM like Coquelin cannot do it against big teams and at the highest levels, but his form says otherwise, but summer is coming and we will need to add to the team and maybe even prune some players off.
So i guess i’m just curious as to what you all think we need in the team, if we were to make a concerted charge for a Champions League trophy, where do you think we need strengthening and who should we go for…sound off in the comments section.