When I saw the team selection today I was gobsmacked. Why on earth was Robin van Persie on the bench?
The Boy Wonder is on fire and brimming with confidence. He should be starting EVERY game at the moment because every game is a MUST-WIN game.
We are trying to gain ground on the sides above us and van Persie's class and form is crucial to how Arsenal's season shapes up in the final furlong.
He really could be the difference between a Champions League place and a UEFA cup spot next season. He is that important.
Instead we see Wenger persist with a player who, for me, thinks he now has it made. Adebayor.
Since the summer we have only seen glimpses of Adebayor's form of last season. I've seen too many frustrating performances from him and I think he needs to be "rested" to get his head straight.
Perhaps if he gets some splinters in his arse from a spell on the bench it will do him good. The mega-money contract he earned in the summer has clearly gone to his head. He is half the player from a year ago.
I think he believes he has made it. He believes he is irreplaceable in the team and Wenger has to take some blame for that. Adebayor needs a kick up the arse and Le Boss obviously hasn't done it.
Adebayor had to step into Thierry Henry's boots but Henry he isn't. But he thinks he is.
I'm hoping the return of Eduardo will put pressure on Adebayor's first team place. We may then see the Adebayor of old.
He isn't even grafting for the cause anymore. I liked that about him. He always worked for the team but now we see a prima-donna Henry wannabe.
He wanted to build bridges with Gooners after his antics in the summer. He began too. He even started to win me round for about ten minutes.
I can see those bridges burning if he doesn't start to earn his money.
Come on Adebayor, step up to the plate.
Keep it Goonerish..............