Monday 28 July 2008

Promise shown despite lapses

A poor Burgenland side were dispatched 10-2 with some ease by a rather talented young Arsenal XI. The quality of the football was high, and despite the game running out of steam in the second half, there were several very big positives to take from the game. Bendtner bagged four to Vela's hat trick, Wilshere a brace and Walcott a single strike.

Wilshere looks an absolutely class act, what fantastic jinking ability on the ball, a lovely balance and a great left foot, he was my pick for the man of the match. Vela and Bendtner were impressive, Vela for his sheer class on the ball and sweet left peg, Bendtner for his power and directness. Ramsey also has the kind of talent that you cannot coach, he reads the game like a book and always seems to have a lot of time on the ball. Denilson was quietly effective. None of the others disgraced themselves either, Lansbury and Traore worked hard in midfield, while the back four were rarely tested. The lapses in concentration in the second half can be excused given the situation and the substitutions.

Obviously it's a little foolish to read too much into these games, however one can certainly get a feel for the blatant, and to me Wilshere is one of those rare talents that does not come around very often, maybe he's a bit young and not quite physically ready for the first team, but I would be very surprised if he didn't make a few appearances later in the season. Ramsey and Vela look special prospects too. I just hope we can add a little bit more experience to the squad to compliment this gang of brilliant youths, the potential could then be unleashed to the full.


Anonymous said...

Pretty display, keep it up guys

Anonymous said...

great attacking display by the team. i think ramsey would do well with a few games; he was my man-of-the match with his passing and control.

if were gonna play 4-5-1 again i think a midfield with ramsey, cesc, rosicky, nasri and possibly diaby would spell trouble for most teams.

Anonymous said...

eh how could rosicky or rosnotsosticky cause anyone trouble when hes ALWAYS FUCKING INJURED !!!! do u follow arsenal 4 real ??

Ted said...

Sounds like a very young midfield. Its going to be a big season for Denilson. Anyone think he can hold down a first team place this season?

1979gooner said...

I don't think so.

I'll think he'll be first back up behind Cesc and Diaby, so he should get a fair few games.

Having said that Ramsey is pushing him hard already for that spot.

Anonymous said...

garth barry would be a great partner 4 cesc i say we should swoop 4 him but will probly get some 13year old from mars

1979gooner said...

i feel if wenger wanted barry he would have gone for him,

Diaby can be a much more dominant player than Barry in my opinion