Unhappy Wenger To Assess Striker Options In January

By on October 22, 2012

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted his frustration at his sides poor performance against Norwich and revealed he will assess his attacking options in January, according to ESPN.

We’re now 10 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea after Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Carrow Road and we struggled to create any clear-cut chances throughout the game.

Boss Arsene Wenger has revealed his anger at the performance and feels the Norwich players simply wanted it more.

“We gave an easy game away and I am angry,”

“In the end, Norwich gave us a good lesson, but it is one I would rather not have.

“They wanted the win more than us, showed more desire and it is hard for me to admit that. Too many lessons like this and you stand at the end of the season with too many regrets.”

“The gap is very unpleasant. We had an opportunity that Tottenham could win and we could win, and we both lost. That of course makes the gap a lot bigger.

“You cannot say you do not worry about that, but what is more disappointing is that we could not score. After we went 1-0 down we had the ball for 70 minutes and could not score a goal.”

Wenger is quoted as saying by ESPN

It was clear for all to see that the Norwich side showed more desire on Saturday evening but the question Arsene should be asking is; why?

This is not the first time Arsenal players have shown a lacklustre attitude when playing against so-called lesser teams, so perhaps the manager and his staff need to look at how they prepare and motivate the players before playing these teams.

Also, what does it tell the players when their own manager says things like “we gave an easy game away”?! If Wenger thinks it’s an easy game, how can he blame the players for performing below par?

Wenger was then quizzed about whether he would sign a striker when the window re-opens after another toothless display in front of goal, and the Frenchman admitted his side lacked creativity against the Cannaries and he’d assess his striking options in January.

 “I cannot answer that question now. We did not create enough against Norwich, that is for sure, but we have players coming back and have to assess how things are progressing in January before making decisions.

“There are far too many players who are below what is required in the Premier League, and the players weren’t at their best in terms of their concentration or commitment. We have to face the reality.”

Irrespective of players returning I think it’s clear we are at least one striker short and an out-and-out goalscorer is required in January, but will Arsene open the cheque book? Only time will tell.

Who would you like Arsenal to sign in January? Get involved in the comments section.

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28 Comments

  1. Ronald Odur

    October 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Arsene Wenger should have other options of winning games if possesion has failed.

    • chendra

      October 22, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      I think that Bendner was right when he said that training was nothing at all at Arsenal compared to his present club. training is not good enough for the players like fitness. moreover, the players keep the ball too much at their feet and give opponents time to move back in defence.

    • chris from Cambridge

      October 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      Agreed. As well as assessing striker options Arsene should ask Steve Bould to organise different tactics and formations – according to circumstances. Not many strikers could play, isolated down the middle, with two wide men … and often a slow build up. One day more people will realise Arsene has been a wonderful ‘ Director of Football ‘ but NO COACH ….

  2. William

    October 22, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Agree with Ronald.Wenger is too obssessed with possession.If you have 90% possession but can’t score,you are useless.It’s better to have less possession and score goals.

  3. George Varney Jr,

    October 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Possession is fantastics with player cutting behind defenders. I think Wenger should look more in EPL than Outside for Players. Dzeko is an Example…

    • chris from Cambridge

      October 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      There is a reason EPL players cost plenty. They have shown they can do it. We have acquired various technical players from the French League who have struggled. But of course they come cheaper.

  4. samuel

    October 22, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Defoe’s photo was posted wearing arsenal jersey.didnt arsene wenger see him right to solve the out and out goal scoarer problem he is having now?

  5. Kelly Sirai Arsenal

    October 22, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    They played nothing completely.Ball possession was great but we need more attacking for us to come out winners.Possession should come out after we’ve scored atleast 2-3 goals ahead otherwise we will continue loosing alot.

  6. Faizel

    October 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Wenger has no tactical acumen.He just got lucky with the invincibles.Arsenal will never win another trophy again as long as Wenger is in charge.

    • Mukesh

      October 23, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Oh wow, that was an insight about the knowledge of Wenger, Faizal. If you are angry then I can understand because I am damn frustrated with the result as well. Otherwise you are making fun of yourself here.

  7. alvin

    October 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Wenger, is like a conservative man, who milks the cow, but without feeding, was supposed to replace a sharp striker the moment van parsie, reveavelled is not signing a new contract, tired of ur excuse…..

  8. trugooner21

    October 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Giroud is a flop, Gervinho sucks, and Ramsey just isn’t good enough. We need replacements for all three and also another left full back. All of which should be replaced with proven world class talent. otherwise it’s just gonna be the same old shit!

  9. Guraase

    October 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Wender is here for bussiness but not to win for trophy and iam sure we never see arseanal wining trophy as lonh as arser wenger is here let olone bring a quality striker

  10. Guraase

    October 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Wender is here for bussiness but not to win for trophy and iam sure we never see arseanal wining trophy as lon as arsene wenger is here let olone bring a quality striker

  11. Taiwo oriyomi

    October 22, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Pls arsene wenger need to open his cheque book an bring at least 2 or 3 players by january,a player like yohan cabaye of newcastle,andrian lopez of atl mad & jesus navas of sevilla then offload chamakh,squillaci,bendtner

  12. felix

    October 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    arsene should leave arsenal because thats the only way arsenal can we atrophy again..its obvious that he’s greedily possessed!

  13. Hemmy Jay

    October 22, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    What Arsenal needs is total revolution, overhauling and revitalization (change of coach and ejection of deadwoods) except that, new players being bought will be infected by cultured spirit of trophylessness characterized by inconsistence, non-resilence, lethargy etc coupled with ill-luck.

  14. Hemmy Jay

    October 22, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Arsenal! poor, poor you. Countless problems, poor poor you. It’s sad to notice I hardly feel the effect of Arsenal captain and vice captain is on their co-players, match results and the team as a whole. I wonder if these guys have their mouth glued to utter words of admonition when the result is not favouring and words of possibilities when all point is in the bag.

  15. Naibei Gilbert

    October 23, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Wenger should stop being economist and bring in quality players sergio basquets,A.Lopez and Navas in january or else pep Gurdiola to succeed him and bring Messi to arsenal.

  16. Gozman

    October 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    i don tink we fans hv any contribution 2 dat team bcos i knew wenger dont listen 2 us,i can play vry wel also can coach as wel,wat is BA doin at newcastle is wenga blind i tink BA is d best strika in espn,he has all d quality as a strika.plsss u pple shuld tel wenga 2 sign him..i don no if u fans like podolski? 2 me he has no quality 2 play in espn no pace no skils nt gud in d air..

  17. Gozman

    October 23, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    i don tink we fans hv any contribution 2 dat team bcos i knew wenger dont listen 2 us,i can play vry wel also can coach as wel,wat is BA doin at newcastle is wenga blind i tink BA is d best strika in espn,he has all d quality as a strika.plsss u pple shuld tel wenga 2 sign him..i don no if u fans like podolski? 2 me he has no quality 2 play in espn no pace no skils not gud in d air..

  18. FINE SKIN

    October 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    i don’t know what to say about the so call wenger couse he knows the rit thing to do pls let him do it

  19. Hemmy Jay

    October 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I think until there’s fans revolt there will never be a perfect solution to Arsenals problems. We need to advocate for change by voicing our discontent sonorously!!!!!!!!

  20. Hemmy Jay

    October 25, 2012 at 11:55 am

    I think until there’s fans revolt there will never be a perfect solution to Arsenals problems. We need to advocate for change and betterment by voicing our discontent sonorously!!!!!!!!

  21. Hemmy Jay

    October 25, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I think until there’s fans revolt there will never be a perfect solution to Arsenals problems. We need to advocate for change and betterment by voicing our discontent sonorously!!!!!!!! Above all I wish we continue this run of form for a good period of the current session, I’m of absolute certainty that that is what will force the hand of the thrift(idiotic and nonsensical Wenger) and the good for nothing Arsenal board to act right.

  22. Hemmy Jay

    October 25, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I think until there’s fans revolt there will never be a perfect solution to Arsenals problems. We need to advocate for change and betterment by voicing our discontent sonorously!!!!!!!! Above all, I wish we continue this run of form for a good period of the current session, I’m of absolute certainty that that is what will force the hand of the thrift(idiotic and nonsensical Wenger) and the good for nothing Arsenal board to act right.

  23. Hemmy Jay

    October 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Arsenal faithfuls are calling for the purchase of a world-class stricker. To all who are of the opinion( of course not that I’m exempted) I have a question for you; Is whoever would eventually be acquired going to go all-the-way to score without the collective effort of the rest member??? Whilst he is another Lionel, his expertise, professionalism, and talent will only be endangered through continual rapport and engagement with the mediocre players at Arsenal ( a case study is Carzola who is almost suffering the same fit already). So, all excesses to requirement and standard be firstly ousted out ( the likes of walcot, ramsey, johan ect who have spent all years developing at snail pace and squillaci, Andrie, chamack and the likes), then we can talk of moving ahead!!!!!

  24. Symo

    November 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I think if karim benzema can b available is a great goal scorer & cam wel fit in th arsenal system of play.

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