Didn’t they play well, organised, fluid, accurate passing and goals. Why couldn’t they have done that against Watford in the FA Cup? One word……… Pressure!
Yesterday there was no pressure on the team and they went out onto the park and enjoyed themselves….. in fact they enjoyed themselves too much, instead of going for more goals, they pissed around passing the ball and keeping possession. Goal difference could still be a deciding factor this season and it would have been nice if the boys had gone for the killer instinct instead of showing off.
Despite this however, it was a joy to watch but ultimately it left me with the feeling… what if?
Why haven’t they been able to play like that on a consistant run of games? Why have they collapsed when under pressure? What is wrong psychologically?
These are the questions which Wenger has to be asking his players, these are the issues which need to be addressed in training and in discussions with individual players.
Until that is done, this current team will not win the top honours.
We are left today hoping that Southampton get a result against Leicester, but be careful, that could play into the Spervs hands and open the gate for them to win the league.
We can all say it’s still mathematically possible for Arsenal to still win the title but barring a miracle, let’s be honest, we won’t do it!
Anyway, my MotM was Iwobi…. followed by the rest of the team apart from Özil who continues to under perform for whatever reason.
We’ll have a tougher test next weekend at Upton Park, let’s see if they can go there and enjoy themselves?