This is exactly the sort of result we feared after the zero activity in the transfer window last summer. With Wenger failing to buy a new central midfielder, Arsenal were run ragged by an ordinary Blackburn, who were unlucky not to get all 3 points.
Where was Gilberto? Where was Hleb? Where was Flamini? Oh how we missed them.
With Adebayor clearly off-form following his long dispute with the club, his openly stated desire to leave, and his hostility towards the fans, and Van Persie’s glass ankles hindering any sort of fluid movement, Arsenal were in trouble from the start.
It is probably best to pass over the detail of the game, as you won’t want to be reminded, but the paucity of Arsenal’s position can be shown by Wenger’s last desperate throw of the dice when he bought on a 16 year old and a 17 year old. There was quite simply no one better on the bench.
Quite how long this can go on is hard to say. With two injured midfield players looking to be ready in the next week there might be a slight improvement, but one can only pray. We have scoed a miserable 11 goals in the last three games, and let 0 in – and frankly that is not good enough.
Why oh why oh why oh why oh why did Wenger refuse to spend £256m like all the other teams on buying central midfielders? Denilson, Song, Bischoff, Diaby – who does he think he’s kidding? As today’s result shows, he’s kidding no one.
This article is published on behalf of “Lets Write a Blog what Moans About Wenger all the Time,” (c) Gibberish Inc. Editor, Sir Hardly Anyone.
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