It was a fantastic result yesterday. We played some brilliant football and even some Spuds I know were forced to admit that Arsenal are looking good.
I couldn't resist telling them though that Spurs are the STRONGEST team in the league by far. After all, they are holding up 19 other clubs!!!
Something played on my mind despite another superb performance by Arsenal. It's our organisation at set-pieces and defending in general.
We are prone to sloppy defending at set-pieces. We have conceded only THREE goals this season in competitive action. But all have come from set-pieces.
Granted, one was a penalty but the other two goals we've conceded have come from corners. We have improved slightly in our open play defending but from set-pieces we are still vulnerable.
This does worry me. Sides like Chelsea will be aware of this and will attack Arsenal from this area. We seem to struggle to defend corners and free-kicks and this needs improving.
I've heard that Le Boss doesn't empathise a lot of work on defensive routine in training. Whether this is true or not I don't know. I do know that Wenger puts a lot of attention to detail in his preparation for games, but for me defending is something we can improve on, a lot.
A couple of years ago Le Boss brought Martin Keown in help with this situation. For me, Keown is absolutely perfect for this role. He has respect and the know-how to improve this side of Arsenal.
The man knows the club and is a person that Le Boss can relate too and trust in the role. He achieved great things at Arsenal and nobody could argue the fact he knows what he is doing.
Martin Keown is an Arsenal hero and would probably jump at the chance of working with such a talented group of players.
I reckon that we need Martin Keown back and that he would help improve the way we defend by ten-fold. Bring him back as a defensive coach Arsene!
Keep it Goonerish..............