Six losses in seven games (PL and CL) have gone beyond a statistical blip. With the quality of players in the squad this is unacceptable. Against West Bromwich it is indictment galore.
OSPINA : Terrible. Not in sync with the defense.
BELLERIN: Hardworker, but his whole strength seems hinged on his speed only. He should improve his playing poise. Too one footed.
MUSTAFI: Great heart but too excitable particularly for a defender.. Why doesn’t he just concentrate on defending?
KOSIENLY: Not exactly same Kos. Still fine enough but looks like he is beginning to slow and also he is totally unable to organize his men.
MONREAL: The wrong side of 30 has started announcing itself.
XHAKA: No high press from West Brom suited his game. Composed distribution of passes. 👍
RAMSEY: Hollywood would always elude him, until he learns how to play serious (tactically).
CHAMBERLAIN : All the ingridents are there but he needs to bring them nicely together by adding the use of space without the ball to his impressive repertoire.
WALCOTT: Now you see him, now you don’t. That’s not good enough for top flight.
WELBECK : Sits between two stools. Half a midfielder, half a striker. He should make up his mind. Sub role only for now as he is obviously still coming back.
SANCHEZ : Against a team sitting deep, putting him out wide is a misuse. Credit to him, he still made the best of that misuse. 👍
TEAM : So poor without the ball that they are a pain to watch when the opponent are in possession.
WENGER : Is he defense blind? More pragmatism is demanded of him. Is it now too late in the day?
REST OF THE SEASON: We must keep fighting if not for any laurel at least for our pride!