Seven Thoughts on the Capital One Cup Defeat to Bradford FC by Twig
1. Eisfeld and Arshavin deserved to play: Eisfeld and Arshavin were two of the stars of the game against Reading. I thought for their efforts, they deserved a chance to play this game? Arshavin is obviously on his way out. What did he do wrong? We don’t know. The manager has apparently pencilled him down for a transfer in January. Surely Arshavin’s work ethic is no worse than what we’ve seen of Podolski of recent? Eisfeld has played well when chances come his way, but he obviously doesn’t have the full confidence of his manager. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have stuttered in their progress towards the Premiership title race and the eternal quest for the Champions League, but Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he is not going to make a priority of the Capital One Cup and will be giving a rest to his first team players to give them a breather.
The Gunners struggled to beat bottom-of-the-table QPR this weekend and tonight will face the team that is just one point ahead of them, but Wenger is adamant that tonights team will be completely different. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal v Coventry player ratings by AH
Martinez 7 – A solid debut for the Argentinian. Not much he could do about the goal and he was unlucky not to keep a clean sheet. His handling and kicking was good and he looks like a very promising keeper.
Angha 7 – Looked nervous at times but who wouldn’t be when making your Arsenal debut. Angha quickly settled through and looked quite solid throughout.
Djourou 7 – The skipper for the match and he put in a worthy display. Not his greatest match but he won most of his ariel battles and was decent on his tackling. .......Read the full article here