Accept the defeat Gooners…then move on!
September 26, 2010
Dissect the West Brom game as much as you want, but it won’t make any difference to the result.
I sat through the whole game in the Clock End Upper (love saying that as opposed to the South Stand), right smack behind the goal, so had a wonderful vantage point over the course of the miserable afternoon.
It was just a one-off, the whole team bar Nasri, just had a bizarre off day… relax, and start worrying if this festers on for the next month.
The game away to Partizan Belgrade on Tuesday evening now becomes massive, simply huge, ahead of the encounter with the chavs next weekend.
We simply must win out there, and that is no easy task for any team in world football.
Belgrade is hell on earth for away travelling football fans, they are not called “Partizan” for no reason I hasten to add!
To get back on the rails, to really, truly belive this team have turned the corner from previous seasons, the Belgrade game will answer us.
Over the past few seasons, one bad result has turned into a succession of 4 or 5 bad results before we sort the mental problem out, I want to know what this team has by the way of mental strength.
Can the likes of Squillaci, Koscienly and Chamakh bring about a change in attitude following a defeat?
This is the key question over the next 48-72 hours gooners… a key period in our season.
A defeat away would be devastating to take, and leave us with a gaping wide wound ready to be stretched and further explored by the ruthless chavski.
I am not going to bother attacking and singular players from yesterday, as the majority were shockingly poor, second to every tackle, WBA won the fight… very easily.
If it was a boxing match, they smashed us over the first 10 rounds, then tired and held on to win a unanimous decision following a late onslaught over the last 2 rounds by us.
There were no excuses, they clearly were the better side, we got taught a harsh lesson.
In Belgrade, this coming Tuesday evening, we shall get a clearer picture of just how much this Arsenal team has developed.
Massive, massive game.