Well, the game against Pompey didn't give us the three points we wanted but lets not panic and overreact.We should give Pompey some credit, Pompey played for the point and got what they deserved from the game.They came out to contain Arsenal and I'm not surprised as when they tried to match us in the past we have torn them apart and Harry Redknapp is experienced enough to know this. It was a game of very few chances.
I think the 4-5-1 formation we used, played against us in this game. It left Adebayor isolated too often and he didn't hold the ball up well enough but too be fair to him, he had a lack of support. Hleb went far too deep at times and this suffocated the midfield, meaning Cesc couldn't dictate the play as he likes to do. We're at our best when playing 4-4-2, we are at our most fluent when playing this way. I'd have liked to have seen Bendtner starting last night. I think he is due a start and maybe we would have won the game if he had started? I think we can play the 4-5-1 when we are in Europe or against rival sides to be slightly more conservative,but in these type of games go for it and use the 4-4-2.
Also, we haven't been playing well the last few games. But, if this is our "Bad Run" for the season I'll take it. We're not losing and still picking up points and are only a point behind ManUre. Who would have thought it at the beginning of the season? So lets not panic and remember that form is temporary, class is permanent!