Schwarzer = Premiership Champions
August 16, 2010
Right, first thing’s first… How bleeding good is Kosceinly?
Verminator and Kossy are going to be a fine central defensive partnership over the course of this season, we know all about TV5, and I can certainly see elements of pure class in Kossy.
His reading of the game, coupled with searing pace make him a truly wonderful addition to our first eleven.
Was a shame he got sent off at the end, was a clear case of ball to hand, but c’est la vie.
Wenger got it wrong today, he sparingly used Almunia over pre-season, favouring Fabianski for the greater part, but decided the Legia result was enough to put the pressure back on Fab and so he started the utterly useless Almunia.
To make matters worse, he even got the captain’s armband!
I’m not worried at all, as it’s becoming increasingly likely that a deal to bring in a safe pair of hands in Schwarzer is days away.
The deal that will give us a proper team, from back to front.
The Liverpool game told me, Jack is going to be ready this season, he was at fault for their goal, but these things happen, and he will learn from that, that is a part of learning about the sharp end of first team football.
He showed some magical touches and vision in the first half, but was taken off at around the right time.
Actually, for once, Wenger did get his subs right, although Arshavin was having a mare, he was kept on because you just never know with his genius when that magic will appear.
All in all, a pleasing result, courtesy of Mr Butter Fingers himself, karma is a beast that will always get you in the end Mr Reina, and it got you almost instantly.
Diaby did ok in the first half considering no pre-season games, Eboue is getting better and better, Chamakh was a little too unselfish at times, and needs to make more runs off the shoulder of the last defender instead of dropping deep all the time.
He has a tendency to always lay off the simple back pass, but for a first game, and considering he caused the Own Goal, he done fine, but will get a lot better as the season unfolds.
Nasri was superb in the first half, but weakened out of it when dropped deeper in the 2nd half… his role is in the final third, he has no business in our half.
People… it was the first game of the season, minus our 2 best players, carrying a passenger in Arshavin, and away at possibly the toughest away day in the Premiership, to a team buyoed by a new manager.
1-1 was good enough, and we move forward to Blackpool… hopefully with a new goalie and a renewed, sharper vigour.