Arshavin needs the chop – Vela needs to start
August 21, 2010
Can you recall the last time Arshavin actually played well?
I think he may of had a decent half in the fateful game up at the Brittania last season, aside from that, are we going back to Anfield away and Blackburn at home?
If he is not fully fit, rest him, and play the lively Vela down our left attacking flank.
Carlos deserves the chance to impress, with his darting pace and wonderous left boot, he could provide the missing link down that side of the pitch.
At the moment, Arshavin is not it, and has not been it for a long time.
Maybe he should forget his website musings, and start to concentrate again on his fitness levels and overall gameplay.
Ian Wright aside, I cannot recall a more selfish player at the Arsenal, Wrighty had every right to be selfish though, he made that selfishness count with all his goals.
Wrighty was a striker, our only striker, and his job was to be selfish and play to plant the ball in the back of the onion bag.
Arshavin is not a striker, he role is to provide an outlet than can create and chip in with the odd goal, he has had a tough time doing either.
I am finding more and more emails coming through that cite Arshavin as “a waste of space”, “big headed glory hunter” etc
Nobody can doubt the underlying talent, but it’s no good to this club if it is only unveiled 4 or 5 times a season!
It’s time for the Russian to shape up or ship out, in just a few of months time he would have been at the club for 2 bloody years, that is ample time to show us what he can do on a consistent basis… or not, as the case may be.
Vela on the other hand really tries to take his chances on the pitch, he always seems eager, hungry, humble, and above all, very good at association football.
Give him a shot this afternoon, Mr Wenger.
The Mexican is ready to rumble the Russian.