Monday, 6 December 2010

Andrey Arshavin Has Got His Enthusiasm Back!

Samir Nasri has been Arsenal's best player so far this season and quite rightly is the name on all Gooners lips.

I'd even go as far as saying that had he been born on these shores then the English media would be wanking furiously over him just like they are over Gareth Bale.

Unfortunately a French man will never get the plaudits like a British man over here!

Thanks to France leaving him out of their World Cup squad Nasri seems to be a man possessed this campaign.

Eager to prove himself and France wrong, he has been a revelation. Dragging us through sticky situations he has been compared to past Arsenal greats Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg for his new-found goal scoring ability from midfield.

I kind of feel for Samir. He has been compared to so many players. The new Zidane, the new Pires and the new Freddie. I think he is just Samir Nasri and a player in his own right.

The summer of 2010 has seen a new Nasri. Reborn with a point to prove. And we are reaping the benefits!

As I've said Nasri is THE man at Arsenal right now but someone else's recent improving form has gone relatively unnoticed.

Like Samir Nasri's, Andrey Arshavin's form is getting better in recent weeks too.

I don't know if its anything to do with the weather conditions in England getting rapidly colder but I have definitely seen an improvement in the little Russian lately.

I think it would be fair to say that over the last 12 months we have only seen glimpses of Arshavins talent and what he can actually do.

It appeared that he lost a lot of enthusiasm for the game after his country, Russia, were beaten in the World Cup 2010 qualification play-offs against Slovenia and although its taken a long time to get rid of that hang-over I think he is finally turning the corner.

He has that ability to do something special and he is a match-winner. Frustrating at times but an important player none the less.

If Arshavin can continue to improve his form and get back to the top of his game then he will be just as important to Arsenal as Nasri is proving to be.

Keep it Goonerish.........


Anonymous said...

Wenger,if you want to win the title,please tighten the defence. Defenders win titles.I know goal scorers win matches but you need a strong defence to stop the other party from scoring and winning.
Yeah I know Nasri scored two oustanding goals.
The problem of the leaky Arsenal defence has been going on for a long time.I am afraid cheap and stop gap measures wont work for teams aspiring ti win trophies.
If Brazil had a better defence they would have won more wc.Arsenal have a very good chance of winning the league this season. Please don't throw it away.
Btw ,it is easier to prevent goals being scored than to score.

Zman said...

I would of preferred the title "how arshivan got his groove back"

Anonymous said...

yes, Arshavin has been a lot more involved with a purpose. I hope Djourou keeps his place for the united game, I hope Arshavin shows up for it and I hope Song plays DM instead of AM..

Anonymous said...

i know people keep moaning abouy r defence but wen djourou came on he won every ball in the air and against wolves and everton away he did much the same were top and that without the spine of r team for most of the year vermalian r best defender fabregas r best player and v persie r best striker and not 2 mention big diaby who for most of last season was excellent so with the new year and these 4 fit djourou still improveing kozzer although hes had a few mistakes watchin him you know hes gonna b a class act and song always seems 2 play better with diaby be side him r defence will diff tightin up if come january were still top and these players back what a chance not only for the carling cup but for the championship

Wrighty7 said...

I've always really rated Djourou and I'm glad he is now getting the recognition he deserves.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who thinks Djourou and Kos should be starting instead of squillaci? Admitted he brings experience, but he's definitely been the worst of the 3 in my opinion

Wrighty7 said...

I think its difficult for Kos and Seb.

They've been thrown in the deep end with no EPL experience and coped reasonably well.

Its difficult playing at the back for Arsenal these days.

You get a lack of protection because Wenger is trying to turn Song into a striker!