THE VOTE Do Arsenal get the results they deserve?

Ollie Irish

8th, March 2007


The Carling Cup final and now this… I know loads of non-Arsenal fans who will have chuckled out loud when PSV equalised at the Emirates last night. You want to shake Thierry Henry and his talented chums and shout: ‘For God’s sake, we know you’re all brilliant players, but just stick the ball in the bloody net!’

With Arsenal right now it’s a case of too many flashing blades but no cutting-edge. Do they need to change the way they play, or are they merely going through a bad patch? And did they deserve to lose the tie to PSV? It seems to me that Arsene Wenger will not accept that sometimes you need to play ugly to get results. George Graham knew that.

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  1. OmegaSupremeho says:

    I’d say no. They should be admired for trying to play a technical, skilfull, intelligent brand of football in a country that often favours big hard men forwards and water carrying midfielders. Things could have been all so different so it’s unwise to right of professor Wengers’ philosophy. That said if he can learn the lessons of this season Arsenal can only benefit.

  2. Rod says:

    They seem to desperately miss RVP and his finishing skills, especially with Henry less than 100%. Hleb, Ade, Baptista, Cesc, Walcott etc are all fantastic talents but finishing isn’t a strength of any of them.

  3. joe says:

    This is the contrast with Liverpool. The more workman side has gotten the results. There is no honor in losing stylishly.