It is not usual for me to even take a second of my time to watch an international friendly, let alone 90 minutes.
However, yesterday I decided to be an acting football scout and do a reconnaissance about our South Korean striker Park Chu-Young as I haven’t seen much of his performances since the Carling Cup game against Shrewsbury.
Guess what! It turned out that I didn’t waste my time as the 26-year-old bagged 2 goals against Poland and a hat-trick in his previous international.
I believe our second choice goalkeeper, Lukasz Fabianski, was between the sticks for Poland last night and will/should most definitely have a word with Arsene Wenger about his new team-mate when they report back from international duty.
Having said that, I do think that our now-famous 4-2-3-1, or 4-3-3 formation, doesn’t really favour our strikers – most of them will remain largely unused and hence be unable to make an impact when called upon, if Robin van Persie ever picks up an injury.
I just wonder, who would really suffer if we reverted back to a 4-4-2 formation in the near future?
I do believe the chipping king – Carlos Vela – wouldn’t have been loaned out, the master of headers – Marouane Chamakh – wouldn’t be out of form, while the tricky forward – Park Chu-Young – would already be getting used to the Premier League.
Let’s just hope that Wenger will do something about this after the International break ends.
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