After watching the match against Liverpool, I was not too impressed with Arsenal’s game, and as an Arsenal fan, I don’t think they will be able to win anything this season. In fact, they will find it hard to even qualify for any European competition this season. The team is not good! Liverpool were the better team in the first half. They hit the bar and post twice and if not for Petr Cech in goal, Liverpool would have been leading before the end of the second half. Arsenal were not aggressive enough in that match. They showed no hunger to win.
Arsene Wenger’s team selection was faulty to me. I still don’t get it why he had to drop team captain Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny for Gabriel and Calum Chambers. Bellerin and Coquelin had to assist Chambers whenever Liverpool made an attack. Chambers was the weakest link in the Arsenal defense. The midfield was also at fault. Both Ozil, Carzola, Sanchez and Ramsey were blunt. If I were the manager, I would have started Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Arteta and played a 4-4-2 formation. I would not put Giroud for anything. He can come in during the second half. That player is the laziest of them all.
This would have been my starting line up for the match against Liverpool; Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Kosielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Arteta,Ozil, Sanchez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott.
Wenger needs to buy new players from anywhere before the transfer season ends by September 1, 2015. This is a coach I have found out doesn’t know the strengths and weaknesses of his players and I don’t know why he likes buying players at the last minute. His actions let quality players know that Arsenal are not title contenders. None of them would be interested in coming to Arsenal even when they are being offered huge sums of money. We can’t continue trying to win FA Cups and Community Shied trophies. We need to vie for the EPL trophy and UEFA Champions League trophy. Unfortunately with this display on Monday, we are not title contenders!