Arsenal have played a poor first half, but during the second - thanks to God - the reaction has been good. Matilas Niles has played a not poor game, but the lack of minimal qualities to be a RB has impressed me. Who said to him which can play on defense? He is an offensive player. When the ball was in our area, he didn’t kicked the ball outside the stadium to put the pressure away, but tried to play. I can understand the attitude to play a offensive football, but was too dangerous to have him on defense today.
Happy for Olivier and Lucas (he looks like a mix of Podolski and Eduardo).
Another thumb down for the partnership composed by Granit and Ramsey. I was sure about a good connection between them, but there are a big difference between our midfield with Elneny and our midfield without him. The egyptian is the best midfielder, and most useful player, at the moment. Not for this reason, but we need a new midfielder as soon as possible. Only two midfielders are not good enough to play one month, especially if one of them isn’t never 100% fit. It’s impossible to ask a world class player in January, but there are some players available for the next six months. I could understand Arsène if he should keep this squad not pondering a sign from another great club, but a type of sign like Kallstrom could be good now (Lassana Diarra, Nigel De Jong, M’Vila, Lucas Silva, Schweinsteiger, Bradley, Tiago).