Posted on Tuesday, 4th December 2012 by Taaza
The signings made in the summer transfer window past were, simply put, outstanding by Arsenal. The players acquired have no doubt played well for us; though at times so far this season, they have underperformed.
One player I’d like to highlight is German star Lukas Podolski. He is no doubt a world-class player and we have seen what he is capable of doing thus far in the Arsenal gear. But are we really getting the best out of the 27-year-old? No! not in my opinion anyway.
The German performs well in his non-preferred position out-wide, scoring seven goals in 19 appearances in all competitions so far.
But why on earth does Arsene Wenger play him in a position he is not fully effective in? And how is it that one of the team’s best players never finishes a game?
Fans have been crying out for us to revert back to our 4-4-2 formation that made us so successful in the past. Podolski wants to play as a striker, yet he keeps getting tossed out wide by Wenger. He could play up top with either Olivier Giroud or Theo Walcott, depending on our opposition on the day/night.
Just imagine how much more we could get out of him if we play him in his natural position. Some may say, ‘no, the manager knows what he is doing’. But to be honest he may not be thinking straight. I mean playing Gervinho up top and Podolski on the wing – it should be the other way round right? With what’s gone on in recent weeks, in terms of results and performances, hopefully we may see some tactical changes and get more out of the German striker in the upcoming weeks.
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