7 days and counting…
Arsene’s quotes directly after our defeat to Stoke RUFC
“First we lose the ball in the middle of the park, and after that we gave them too much freedom at the back through the middle and basically gave them a goal.
You need to improve the connections with the players but I was not convinced by our central defence today.”
Arsene was ‘not convinced by our central defence today’, but surely that is his call.
The BFG was on the bench.
The Angel Gabriel was sold back to the Spanish mainland.
Holding was left holding Chambers back in the chambers.
So that left two left backs at the back, alongside a returning Mustafi and that left Arsene back in the dugout feeling flat.
Not playing centre backs at centre back and leaving them back in the sheds, is your decision, so basically you are criticising yourself and if you are not convinced by your own central defence or you do not trust the players you have on the books? Then it is up to you to sort it out.
There are players out there and now, they are going to cost a shed load, but that is what happens when you leave it this bloody late, again.
Get the cheque book / credit card / applepay out, get on the train to the South Coast and give the Saints whatever they want for Dick Van Dijk (club record or not, we can afford it) and let’s get some stability in the back 3, with centre backs playing centre back and so on…….