It’s somehow as you were from last week but probably not in the manner many of us would have predicted .
In a show of true Englishness, Arsenal and Tottnum seem to be caught up in a rather odd contest of politeness:
‘I insist old fella you first… No, no please after you.
OK an odd picture to make my point but neither Arsenal nor Tottnum seem to want to take advantage of each other’s inability to win a game right now. Arsenal yet again underestimated and/or showed complacency against ‘lower’ opposition and were punished even after leading twice. All three Norwich goals were preventable through application of basic defending. After being one goal up, Ramsey and Song overlooked their defensive responsibilities and Norwich cut through our defence a number of times before finally scoring. I’ve noticed how Gibbs’ gets away with poor positional sense through his pace, however the one who loves to frustrate many defensively is Vermaelen.
To make it clear, I’m not saying Vermaelen is a weak link or not good enough, I just think he gets caught up in his own hype of being a ‘frustrated striker’. When Vermaelen wants to be, he’s a beast of a defender and a true captain. However if you watch the third goal again you will notice how TV5 has completely switch off and is standing square to the ball over the top. At times I really think he forgets that defending is his priority and attacking is the luxury.
Arsenal Football Club should never ever score three goals in a home game and not come away with 3 points. It’s about