Date:Wednesday October 25 2006
Wenger last night confirmed what I already knew - that he was trying to educate Walcott in the same fashion he did with Henry. That means bringing him through on the wing then switching him to a centeral striking role where he can destroy teams.
I'm now going to predict that Wenger is going to bulid a team not too dissimilar to the one that went an amazing 49 games unbeaten.
I'll start with the defence. Eboue has a similar 'no- nonsense' defending style to Lauren while also boasting incredible attacking instincts. Then there is Toure, he is one of the best defenders in the world at only 25. He has a similar style of play to Sol Campbell in his younger days the main difference being that Toure has the ability to come out of defence and play. Up next is Philippe 'big Phil' Senderos, people have said since the day he made his debut that the way he plays bears a resemblance to Arsenal legend Tony Adams. Then there is Gael Clichy, a player who has the potential to be better than the shamed Ashley Cole.
As we move into the midfiled we see the team is being devolped slightly differently, but I'm sure it will be more effective. Out on the right we Have Alex Hleb, a skillful, hard working, attack minded midfileder who can play anywhere accross the middle but has shown us that he is most effecive on the right. He has a different style of play to his predecessor - Freddie Ljungberg but is just as effective. Ljungberg became famed for his late runs into the box for the likes of Henry and Bergkamp to set up for a tap in.
On the left we see Tomas Rosicky- a very similar player to Pires except he has more pace and is tough in the tackle. He likes to get foward in support of the strikers and isn't afraid to hit the ball from range.
The centre of midfield is where it gets really interesting. I'm going to start with Cesc. We all know he is going to be one of, if not the best midfielder in the world. The invincibles lacked a player like him. He has everything, he can pass, shoot, run with the ball, tackle, you name it, he's got it. Last year he was bullied off the ball and Arsenal suffered. This season he is not and that is reflected in our performances and our results. The second centre midfiled spot is going to be tough. There are 4 players gearing up to battle it out for that spot - Diaby, Denilson, Muamba and Merida. Diaby and Muamba have already drawn comparisons to Vieira and rightly so. Both display most of the traits that Big Pat did.
At the moment my tip is Denilson. He looks to be following Vieira's path. He has great technical ability as well as an outstanding tackling ability. He will start his career playing in a deep position but will move further up the park as he matures.
Up front young Theo Walcott is the obvious man to replace Thierry Henry with Van Persie, Bendtner and Lupoli to battle it out to be his partner.
So, as you can see from that alone we have a team that could and should supass the achievments of the legendary invincibles. Weather that be in 2, 4 or 6 years I dont know. What I do know is that in a few years time we will be able to field on of the greatest teams to grace football.
Could this be the Arsenal team to do it..?
Article submitted by Simmy8_2000.
Date:Wednesday October 25 2006
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