This is going to be an uber-short post as I have just returned home after working for fourteen hours and am knackered.
One thing I have to say is, 03:45 is no time to be getting up to watch a football game on a work-night. Second, it’s infuriating when you roll out of bed at said hour to watch that fucking performance that we put on last night. I won’t go into it in any detail as it will just make me angry all over again, but Arseblogger has done a good job of summing it up, so please check his post out.
There were one or two good performances last night, notably from Almunia who singlehandedly kept us in the tie. Gibbs did well considering that that big lazy cunt Diaby gave him no help at all. What Arsene sees in him is beyond me. Yes, he has a lot of skill but if he isn’t prepared to work his arse off and get stuck in, then he is absolutely no addition to this squad, let alone the starting eleven. It may as well have been me out there last night for all the use Diaby was. To describe his performance as useless, lazy and abject is being kind. The same goes for Adebayor and I hope that Diaby doesn’t start the second leg, because if he does and he plays like that again it is bye bye to any chance of silverware this year.
I’ve voiced my disgust for Adebayor’s laziness on previous posts and so I won’t go into it again. Suffice to say, I really hope Milan come in for him in the summer. For every decent game he has had this season, he has had fifteen woeful ones. That’s Michael Owen kind of statistics, enough said.
Somehow we came off the field at only 1-0, so on the face of things it was a great result, considering the ‘performance’.
The thing that worries me is that the players not only believe Wenger’s words about them deserving to win something, but that the feel they have a divine right to silverware without the need to work for it. Well, last night should have showed them that that isn’t the case…..if the games against hull, Stoke and man City haven’t already gotten that message across.
Bottom line, we were woeful and that kind of performance isn’t acceptable. The whole fucking team should be dropped, if possible, for the weekend league game so that they have no fucking excuses at all for not putting a great performance in at the Emirates next Tuesday.
Right, that’s it. Am knackered and there’s no point in talking much more about what we are all already thinking and feeling about last night.
Luckily, it’s all to play for next week. Thankfully. Have a good one, we can take solace in just being one goal down.
I have faith. But, if we play like that again we will be kicked off the field. Utd won’t be so Arsenal-esque in front of goal the next time.
Diaby should not be in the starting line-up next week, end of story. Adebayor could make a difference if he got the finger out.
We still have a decent chance to go through, it’s not over by any stretch of the imagination. but, the team need to know that they have to really work their arses off for that to happen. They talk a good game, but their performances in the game last night and against Chelsea in the FA cup have not been great. It’s time to deliver on the big stage.
Keep the faith but agree with North Bank if Diaby and Barndoor start next Tuesday then forget it.Would rather see a 4-4-2 with Eduardo and Nik up front.Put Nasri on the left and put Eboue on the right for the first half,Cesc and Song in the centre.Throw Theo on for the 2nd half.
We are still in it. Keep the faith..