What’s Going On With Cazorla, Podolski & Rosicky?

We’re unbeaten in the Premier League, which is a positive but it doesn’t hide the fact that we’ve hardly won any games and had a heavy defeat to Borussia Dortmund. Our form and performances this season have not been at the level we have been capable of, which is down to a combination of having a talent, multinational team, most of which played in the World Cup this summer.

But another problem is Arsene Wenger’s unbalanced squad. In defence and attack we are limited in our choices, meaning that the first choice positions in those areas are pretty well established now. Gibbs and Debuchy are first choice fullbacks, with Monreal and Chambers available to cover if required (when they’re not injured obviously). Mertesacker and Koscielny are our first choice central defensive partnership, and Calum Chambers can play there if needed as well.

Our main striker position was filled by Olivier Giroud but since he’s injured Danny Welbeck is playing there, and we have Yaya Sanogo as backup.

But our biggest problem at this moment in time is our midfield.

Simply put, we have too many midfielders. You have players like Lukas Podolski and Mesut Özil, who aren’t really strikers and play in deeper roles. Then we have Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini, Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky, About Diaby (don’t laugh), Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Serge Gnabry who are all supposed to fill 5 positions.

And that is badly affecting our performances and results.

Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky in particular, must be wondering why they can’t get a bloody game. Santi changed the game for us against Everton, and is our best attacking midfielder by some distance, but his position is being taken up by the ineffective Mesut Özil. Tomas Rosicky was one of the first names on the team sheet in the biggest games but he can’t even get a look in. Tomas is one of those players who leads by example, and sets the tempo for the game. He is extremely determined and runs all over the pitch, making tackles for good measure. Why he can’t get a game is beyond me.

Then we have Lukas Podolski. He is undoubtedly a very good player who is a fantastic finisher. I don’t expect him to be the first name on the team sheet but how Arsene can’t find a place for him to utilise his obvious talents is a massive shame. When he plays, he scores goals and has a fantastic left foot. But for some reason, he’s been frozen out as well.

You do wonder if Arsene Wenger can work out a way to get the best out of the squad he has assembled. There are players like Santi, Tomas and Lukas who can give something to the team, but they aren’t getting any time on the pitch. I haven’t even mentioned Joel Campbell, who is another player who doesn’t seem to be able to get a look in.

Arsenal need to sort out their squad and quickly. Certain players like Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Özil have looked tired recently so why not throw in Rosicky and Cazorla? It makes no sense whatsoever and if we don’t sort it out soon it could badly damage our season.


11 thoughts on “What’s Going On With Cazorla, Podolski & Rosicky?

  1. God bless u, s obvious dat we share d same mind, I wish I av more to say or add to wat u av said. Buh pls I dnt knw if u cn relate or send d message to mr wenger.

  2. Worrying isn’t it… Looking in from the outside you would say that Wenger’s game plan is to flood the midfield with talented players with the intention of keeping the opponents from getting the ball. Sadly, as a fan you realise that this is total boll**cks and that good teams can play around over and now even through our midfield with consummate ease. I fear games against better teams. The naivety of Wenger’s tactics are becoming embarrassing as I see the team I have loved for so long look amateurish. I know some of our players are exceptional World class players, and to be repeatedly thrashed by teams we should be competing with must have a demoralising effect on performance. Come on Wenger, wake up and smell the coffee you need to reinvent yourself to take account of a game that has moved on since your tactics were cutting edge.

  3. I did n’t kw why dis guys will salt on a bench the live of podolskI,carzola, & campel what is going on with arsenal fc I don like mr wenger should do sometime about it I wish my dear gunners best of luck tomorrow as they takE on aston villa!

  4. Our problem in dat mildfld is obviously Wilshere nd wenger playing Ozil on d wing. Ramsey looks tired nd y drop Santi on d bench nd a dazzling Rosicky on d bench. I jst feel lyk i culd see wenger nd talk some senses in2 his dull brain!

  5. Dear esteemed fans! if you all will agree with me, Arsene Wenger should just go home, bcos we don’t know what has come of him. we are tired of his pattern, managing our darling team (Arsenal). we’ve struggling with games even ending up losing embarrassingly, due to poor team selection. whereas we have game changers and match winners in the squad. Arsenal’s 2014/15 UEFA champions league campaign was as a result of Tomas Rosicky and Lukas Podolski’s efforts last season, but today they are now second and third fiddle and game-rusty. The man should just go!!!!

  6. Wenger is wasting our talented players on the bench. Why not change our game and put in players dat are willing to play. Put our Ozil in his preferred Role, Wenger Pls Change ur tactic


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