He did well. He's still not better than Woj."Ospina doesn't make any good saves he's shit! Put on Szczesny Wenger you bastard"
Anyways what a save Ospina!
Yeah you were pretty insipid. Really surprised by how quickly you've turned to shit. Might be time to acknowledge that Martinez is actually not very good. He's been a bit unlucky with older players suddenly losing their mojo, but there must be something else wrong to win two in fifteen.
It's not good for the confidence and trust of the players either. If Joel came in and played well, but got dropped as soon as Howard returned, where's the motivation for Joel? He definitely has his favourites and that's not good.
PS when one of those wingers is Aiden McGeady I don't think Martinez can be blamed for not using his full complement.
Thought we were terrible. Arsenal were understandably going to be a bit cruddy after midweek, but we never ever tried to take advantage of that. I think given the unrest at Arsenal, had we gone for that, they would have found it difficult, especially with confidence so low. As it is, we were an absolute dream for them, lots of slow possession football going absolutely nowhere when we had it, and far too much standing off Arsenal and letting them play when they had it. Lazy is the best word I can think of to describe ur performance. There just isnt enough work in the majority of our players at the moment, and people can blame low confidence all they want. You only get your confidence back by working hard and changing things.
The team selection was awful too. Once again, Martinez refuses to pick 2 wingers in the same side, and leaves our full backs with absolutely zero support in front of them. Coleman and Garbutt were our best players yesterday, but every time they made a good run forward, they had nobody in the box, nobody supporting them, and 2 defenders to beat. It was absolutely terrible. Barkley's work rate is absolutely disgusting, makes Mirallas look like a hard worker. Lukaku tries, but he's completely and utterly isolated. He had two chances on the break in the first half from absolutely nothing, and ultimately they came to nothing because he was completely on his own.
I keep saying we wont go down, just because there are so many teams down there and so many need to overtake us. But the gap is closing all the time. We are still 6 points above the drop zone, but there are now still only 5 teams between us and that total. And if you look at our League form since November 30th (we beat Wolfsburg in Europe 3 days earlier, and I think the Spurs game on November 30th is where our for started to change) we have played 15 games. Won 2 drawn 5 lost 8 scored 11 conceded 20. I think its only Villa who have such a bad spell in the same period.