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Thread: What we actually lack is a sufficient quantity of technical, creative midgets.

  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    But his argument is that Hleb, Fabregas, Rosicky, van Persie, Nasri could reasonably reliably control and retain a football. cf Ramsey, Coq, Ox, Gibbs, Giroud, Alexis (special case) who can't.

    We used to be famous for our ability to keep possession and create things (and not the sterile sort of possession we have now). Our weakness used to be our inability to defend. Now it's our inability to do anything.
    Like I said, all "Wenger" players. You can't win the league with so many of them whether you have lots of possession or not.

    Pre-2006, we had "good" players.
    "Plenty of strikers can score goals," he said, gesturing to the famous old stands casting shadows around us.

    "But a lot have found it difficult wearing the number 9 shirt for The Arsenal."

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by redgunamo View Post
    He's got it backwards, I reckon; there's too many Wenger players and not enough good ones.
    Don't forget a lack of number 9s?
    "Scoring a goal is better than sex" - Whoever said that was sticking it to the wrong woman

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    But his argument is that Hleb, Fabregas, Rosicky, van Persie, Nasri could reasonably reliably control and retain a football. cf Ramsey, Coq, Ox, Gibbs, Giroud, Alexis (special case) who can't.

    We used to be famous for our ability to keep possession and create things (and not the sterile sort of possession we have now). Our weakness used to be our inability to defend. Now it's our inability to do anything.

    Sounds like we are spending more money and getting worse players

    Also..... you forgot Walcott. Of all the forward players possibly the most guilty of an inability to retain possession.
    "Scoring a goal is better than sex" - Whoever said that was sticking it to the wrong woman

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Alberto Balsam Rodriguez View Post
    Sounds like we are spending more money and getting worse players

    Also..... you forgot Walcott. Of all the forward players possibly the most guilty of an inability to retain possession.
    Paying more money for better players, resulting in worse football.
    "Plenty of strikers can score goals," he said, gesturing to the famous old stands casting shadows around us.

    "But a lot have found it difficult wearing the number 9 shirt for The Arsenal."

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    The African Cup of Nations thingy every two years in the middle of the season may have affected recruitment of African players.
    Maybe Wenger just decided that our coloured friends can't do it on a wet Tuesday night in Stoke? After all, he said he never looks at a player's passport, but he didn't say anything about the colour of their skin.

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Monty92 View Post
    Maybe Wenger just decided that our coloured friends can't do it on a wet Tuesday night in Stoke? After all, he said he never looks at a player's passport, but he didn't say anything about the colour of their skin.
    He does look at passports though; none of our British players would get anywhere near the team if they were foreign, imo.
    "Plenty of strikers can score goals," he said, gesturing to the famous old stands casting shadows around us.

    "But a lot have found it difficult wearing the number 9 shirt for The Arsenal."

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Monty92 View Post
    Maybe Wenger just decided that our coloured friends can't do it on a wet Tuesday night in Stoke? After all, he said he never looks at a player's passport, but he didn't say anything about the colour of their skin.
    Coloured? You can't say coloured for Gods sake.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Sir C View Post
    Coloured? You can't say coloured for Gods sake.
    Thanks for white-splaining racism to me.

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by redgunamo View Post
    Paying more money for better players, resulting in worse football.
    That sounds like something only an SFC would do?
    "Scoring a goal is better than sex" - Whoever said that was sticking it to the wrong woman

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Alberto Balsam Rodriguez View Post
    Don't forget a lack of number 9s?
    I just read: Premier League winners over the past decade average 83 goals; our seasonal average over that period of time? 71 goals. In the league so far this season we've scored 64 times

    "Plenty of strikers can score goals," he said, gesturing to the famous old stands casting shadows around us.

    "But a lot have found it difficult wearing the number 9 shirt for The Arsenal."

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