Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Liverpool Vs Arsenal -Wenger's View

Wenger: 'We were dominant in midfield'


Dear Arsenal supporter,

I was very pleased with the quality of our performance at Liverpool, both offensively and defensively.

In our first two games we showed some potential but we lacked spark going forward and we are getting that now. It was a good win, there is strong potential in this squad and a positive energy. That is something we can build on.



We won at Liverpool last season but today I felt we were more composed, we dominated in midfield and that gave us stability. We scored first as well and that makes a difference. I still feel that Liverpool are a good team because they deserved to beat Manchester City.

It was good to see the new signings doing well. Everybody understood very quickly that Santi Cazorla would not take six months to settle and Lukas Podolski is deadly when there is a chance like the one he had - we can see that in training. Olivier Giroud needs a goal, but as long as the team wins we know that will come.

We kept our third straight clean sheet as well and everybody is working very hard defensively because they want to keep the run going. Football is always a good lesson in humility because we had our No 1 and No 2 goalkeepers out and still went to Stoke and Liverpool and earned clean sheets. That is down to our work rate, spirit and organisation.

Abou Diaby was many people's man of the match and he is such an asset for us. He is a tremendous football player, he has absolutely everything you want from a midfielder. He hasn't played for a year but he had a good pre-season where we had him playing 45 minutes every three days and now he looks in good shape. There is more to come from him.

I was worried about Abou when he was injured but I always stood behind him because not only is he a fantastic football player, he is a fantastic guy as well. Let's hope he survives the international break because the France national team travel a lot, they play two games in four days.

Our midfield looks very strong at the moment. We have Arteta, Cazorla, Diaby, Wilshere, Coquelin, Rosicky, Ramsey and others. There is a fight for places and there is quality. When you think about our squad we had Walcott, Gervinho, Santos and Ramsey on the bench and we had players at home as well. They will all play their part.

Thanks for your support.


Arsène Wenger



Above is Wenger's weekly email to Arsenal supporters. What do you make of his perspective?


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8 comments:

  1. he can afford to be smug this week. he won didnt he

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  2. Lets hope Diaby too doesnt consider us as an ambitionless team next seasom

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  3. too much faith in players, AW. And they disappoint you all the time

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  4. "Our midfield looks very strong at the moment. We have Arteta, Cazorla, Diaby, Wilshere, Coquelin, Rosicky, Ramsey and others. There is a fight for places and there is quality. When you think about our squad we had Walcott, Gervinho, Santos and Ramsey on the bench and we had players at home as well. They will all play their part. "


    Making too much of an ordinary bench. underpromise and overdeliver, Arsene.

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  5. I hate international breaks. robs us of football, puts the likes of Diaby at risk. God please dont let anything happen to him while he's away

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  6. remember having sleepless nights during international breaks when RVP was with us. He's someone else's problem now. lol

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  7. Say a prayer for Diaby. we need him to come back in one piece. @ficky, I feel you

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  8. Imagine what we'll look like with Jack and Rosicky back in the MF, Sagna and Kos back in defense and hopefully Diaby stays fit. God be with us

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