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  • Raider Raider Feb 14, 2013 13:17 Flag

    What's missing?

    Over the last few games we have seen a sterner looking defence which has resulted in picking up very much needed points to keep us in the race for a top 4 spot.

    But despite our recent run of form there still seems to be something missing and I can't put my finger on it.

    Most fans want to see more quality defenders come in as well as forwards who can really set the PL on fire but I think it is easy just to buy the players but that's only half of it.

    Theres something on the park that just doesn't sit well with me and I'm not sure what it is, I don't feel the confidence I should do when we take on teams.

    Do we lack self belief or is it we simply just aint good enough and the players know it.
    Or is it the tactics are not right for these players but what ever it is we need to change things around now.

    Jack coming back has certainly helped and Nacho coming in has appeared to steady the ship a little.

    I guess Arsenal teams of old gave you a feeling of superiority that this current team doesn't and the charactors in the team are not as impossing as they use to be.

    Perhaps we are just use to big personalities at Arsenal and this current team only has one or two.

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    • I think the quality is there Raider and Nacho looks a real fighter and a great addition to the squad. I think the squad is strong throughout. I'm liking the other recent signings too, Podolski looks class with a powerful shot on him, Giroud is immense with his head and has great touch for a tall guy, Cazorla is a little meastro! Sure none of these is VP but who is!?!? When a player of VPs stamp leaves the squad has to find new ways to succeed. I think they are only now beginning to find their feet. The players are getting more and more used to playing together and i hope no major injuries befall our squad allowing the team to further understand each other.

      What's missing?

      The swagger!

      The swagger that a team on top of its game and confident in itself has. The swagger that comes with good result after good result. The swagger the truly great teams have all had.

      That swagger is gained over time. Arsenal today are like the kid about to hit his teens, finding himself. Hopefully, Arsenal tomorrow will be the cocky full grown man, shagging every female that moves, and knowing they cannot resist his charms, beating down any challenger with a mere glance.

      Think Fab!


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      • Do you think your squad is any stronger than any other top 6 team? You have some good players, but IMO no more than the teams around you.

        IMO your squad is behind that of Citeh, Manure, Chelsea. There is little in terms of first team quality between yourselves the mighty, mighty, lilly whites and Everton.

        How many teams could lose Adebayor, RVP, Cesc, Nasri, Clichy, Gallas, Toure in 4-5 years, fail to replace them with similar quality and still maintain a title challenge year in year out? my guess is none, so why are they're goons out there who still think you are a title challenging team?


      • I think real quality teams get on the park and strut like they think they are the dog b o l l o c k s and we just haven't done that for a long time.

        I agree the squad is looking healthier then it has for a long time (still missing key players in key positions) but in general the team has shown a spark in their last games, a defiance in defending.

        I suppose we have been spoilt over the years with real, real talent and we all want those days back.

        Can this team do the do? I'm not sure, but supporting them while they try is what we do as Gooners!


        '' I think they are only now beginning to find their feet.''
        YAWN still bedding in?

        ''i hope no major injuries befall our squad''
        YAWN injuries AGAIN!

        ''Arsenal today are like the kid about to hit his teens, finding himself. Hopefully, Arsenal tomorrow will be the cocky full grown man''
        YAWN I remember this argument being used about 6 years ago (this time next year we'll be Euro champions Rodney)

        whats missing? pixies marbles of course


        most amused pixie MMMMMmmmmmmost amused!