It was for every Arsenal fan to see that we have a pretty poor defensive this season and the lads are letting the side down on too many occasions. And boss Arsene Wenger has come out and admitted his side’s lack of quality at the back reared its ugly head once again in the 2-2 draw at Liverpool last night.
We couldn’t believe it when we went 2-0 down at the Emirates and many were wondering just what was happening, but two late goals managed to save us from an embarrassing defeat to a Liverpool side that were knocked out of the FA Cup to a lower league side at the weekend.
Speaking to Sky Sports Wenger said: “It was a great football game where both teams went for it,”
“It was entertainment. We could honestly have lost the game but could have won it by three or four goals difference.
“It shows we created many chances going forward but were nervous defensively. The goals we have conceded show we were nervous from the start. Overall we showed great quality in the offensive period.”
Asked what was behind the defensive nerves, Wenger added: “Recent history in the big games at home plays a part; you could sense it from outside.
“We have to get rid of that psychological factor when you play at home defensively.
“We have to focus on playing football and what we want to do to the opposition.
“I believe the quality is there and we have to trust it and forget what happened in the past. What happened in the past, you could see it played in our heads at the start of the game.”
What I can’t get is, he knows we have defensive issues but was still unwilling to go out and spend to bring in a solid centre-half and a wing-back.
It was schoolboy defending against Liverpool and the whole world saw just how easy it is to get a few goals against us at our home ground. It’s a joke!
Wenger has lost the plot and is being so stubborn in his ways that is affecting the club and the direction it is going.
We are falling further behind in the race for the Champions League spot and with no new signings on the horizon; it doesn’t look like getting much better for the remainder of the season.
January is a month where you improve and strengthen, but Wenger has done neither and I bet will do absolutely nothing for the last few hours and then will come out and say, ‘there was no exceptional players on the market’ but we all know that isn’t the case.
Every club needs a change and an update and it’s about time Wenger was cashed in for a boss that is willing to adapt when it is needed.
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