I generally don’t go along with singling out players, but at 1am this morning I was just astounded by the total ineptitude of the two GINOs.
‘Gunners in name only’, Pepe-Le-Pew and Will-I-Ain’t have further cemented their cause as season long bench warmers.
Another stinker from the Ivorian and a no show by the Brazilian, basically showed how much the kids now run the attacking midfield show and this was further exasperated by Saka’s instant impact when he entered stage left.
From watching the game, I can’t recall a forward pass from Willian and every time he received the ball, play slowed down or went into reverse, as his first instinct appeared to be ‘pass the responsibility to someone else’.
His stats back up this damming observation:
90% pass accuracy
10 times he lost possession
1 key pass
1 foul conceded
0 shots on target
0 dribbles completed
0 crosses completed
0 fouls won
0 long balls completed
And he was playing the number 10 role, apparently
Pepe faired no better.
One trick pony, which just doesn’t work.
1. Receive a pass to run onto down the right wing
2. Run just past the full back, hopefully with the ball
3. Cut back inside onto your left foot
4. Stumble, lose the ball
5. Rinse and repeat
£72 mil, 18 months and that’s it.
When the teenage kicks return in the week and we beat Southampton, Mikel and Edu have to make a serious decision.
We either hope that Saka & ESR stay injury free until May or we somehow cut our loses and try and hoodwink someone into buying them and somehow find replacements.