Feast your eyes upon that goal by Poldi from last night, then watch it again and focus on that frankly Bergkampesqe pass of absolute beauty from Giroud to go with his earlier assist for the opening goal for Jacko. So far this season the two players who weren’t bought to replace RVP but we all know that they were have out scored the skunky Dutchman this season. Now I realise that there is 100% more of them but considering everyone figured we wouldn’t be able to score in an Rotterdam brothel without Robin Its a highly reassuring statistic.
After a quiet start to his Arsenal career the Absurdly handsome Frenchman has really come to life in the past few weeks as he has scored and assisted at will for both club and country. His physicality really gives us a different option up front to what we even saw from Van Persie and while he may not be beating Theo in a footrace any time soon, his sense of attacking positioning allows him to get space that we never saw from other players, I’m looking at you Bendyboots. You see while pace is a fantastic commodity in the modern game it is not the be all and end all. The fee of £12,500,000 that we handed over to Montpellier is looking like money well spent at the minute and he really does look like a 20 goal a season striker to me.
His bezza mate Poldi flanking him on the left hand side has looked a bit more lively in the last couple games also. Having started well he had dipped in the last few weeks( a dip that coincided with the absence of Gibbs for me) but seems to be picking things up lately. Foreign players often speak of the physicality of the BPL taking them by surprise (Merte spoke of it the midweek presser) and I think this has happened to Poldi, not the strength but the relentless pace seemed to have taken its toll.He had started to look tired and wasn’t having the influence on games that we know he can but this has improved. The German seems very physically strong for a winger which isn’t always the case and he isn’t easily pushed off the ball like a Walcott for instance, speaking of which.
The Englishman spoke of his confidence that a new deal would be reached and the club are thought to be willing to offer a contract in the region of 85k a week. His displays in recent weeks and his form when featured this season have marked him out as one of our most important players and Giroud himself has spoken of how he enjoys playing the side with Theo. While we don’t want the player to hold us to ransom, I feel that the offer must be made to keep him at the club not only for playing reasons but to send a message out to the rest of the footballing world that we will keep the players that we have spent the years developing.
All in all i’m sure we haven’t missed Skunky to the extent that people thought and while I’m sure we would be better with his presence( what team wouldn’t be) we have made lighter of his absence than even I expected.
That’s it for tonight, hopefully il speak to ye again tomorrow with a preview of the Villa game.
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