Wenger cited fatigue and basically the absence of Santi Cazorla for our dropped points yesterday.
‘When you are not sharp, you lack creativity in the final third. I must say, we gave everything but we did not have the legs today. The energy levels were a bit down but we were intelligent enough not to lose it. We were exposed at times. When you cannot win, you must not lose.’
Sometimes you look at a game like this and you curse the two points lost, but in this case, it’s hard to argue that it wasn’t a solid point earned. We’re going to have games like that this year and we’re going to have to learn how to puncture our way through blockades of bodies set up to stifle our movement through the middle.
My major concern about today outside not beating a team slated for relegation, was how average our movement off the ball was without Santi Cazorla in the side. Last season, it would be hard not to apportion a chunk of our failure down to the injury of the diminutive Spaniard… this year, it looks like we’ve staked a lot on his fitness again. We looked slow in possession without his deft touches and smart movement and ultimately, our whole game suffered as a result.
It’s Friday… welcome. Welcome one and all.
First up, my friend had a weird Arsenal dream, he needs your help in deciphering the underlying message.