Sentimentality Killed the Cat?
Ultimately, 2 fundamental errors cost us yesterday.
A la Lehmann in Paris, The BFG didn’t need to make the tackle.
Who says the 45 year old would have even got a shot on target ?!!!
All that aside, I think Wenger made the crucial error and let sentimentality get the better of his judgement.
I understand the logic in wanting to play on the counter attack with quick forwards when you are down to 10 men and therefore Theo would be the obvious choice over Ollie….
But, at present, Theo couldn’t hit a Cows Arse with a Banjo and couldn’t beat an egg,
Whereas, Giroud (in tandem with Magic Mezut) has been scoring goals for fun recently…
I think Theo being the Testimonial Captain for the day fuzzed Wenger’s vision and ultimately cost us any chance of at least keeping The Man Who Will Save The World’s unbeaten record going…
I don’t have the stats to hand, but in 75 mins I don’t recall Theo beating his man, making a meaningful pass or remotely threatening the Chelsea defence.
Without Giroud, the attack had no focal point, our set pieces had no target and ultimately we paid the price, again.