Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Goalkeeping mistakes but Wenger’s fault

It is becoming increasingly difficult to remember a time when Arsenal goalkeepers were not being blamed or criticised by all in the media. Ever since David Seaman left Arsenal in 2003 it has been a problem area for Wenger’s teams. All summer there were rumours and speculation about who would be brought in to be the number 1 this season.

Yet again no transfer materialised and Manuel Almunia was firmly backed by Wenger at the start of the season. We are only 2 months into the season already and Almunia and his understudy Fabianski have already made countless blunders which have cost the side sloppy goals. As much as these are individual errors the blame must lie solely at the manager’s door. For all his wonderful work done in spotting gifted technical players this is a fundamental floor in his management. Ferguson identified the keeper as a vital cog in the team after making a few mistakes; many Arsenal fans, pundits and players have commented on this for a long time now but still nothing is done.

It is becoming increasingly difficult to compete at the top and remain there but one thing has been proved time and time again; money must be spent on quality to remain there. For all Arsenals good attacking displays they are short at the back and have 2 inept Goalkeepers who should have been replaced. Surely January cannot pass without Arsenal purchasing a keeper who will enable them to challenge for the major honours.

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