By 1970”s Gooner
For the first reason I would agree with Wenger. The team did look jaded. Tiredness was very apparent to me especially in the second half where some of the players’ energy did begin to fail them.
One example was Song who was replaced in midfield by Diaby and also Ramsey who was not himself yesterday.
The second reason I blame on Wenger.
His team selection included Arshavin. He should never start a game again for Arsenal. He has lost his spark and with it his passing, goals coring but also his defending. He hardly tracks back leaving his defender always exposed. He should be sold in the January window.
When Gervinho came in we looked far more penetrative. He should have started and we would have won the game in my opinion.
Lastly, people are wrong to compare Arteta with Cesc. It’s Ramsey who has taken the Fabregas role but unfortunately he has his ups and downs.
He will eventually be a top player but at the moment he is lacking. And with this the team is lacking creativeness and that spark that Wilshere gives us. The team needed some creativeness to break the Fulham defence but he did not provide it.
Wilshere will when he returns and when that happens we will sweep the board.