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Friday, February 08, 2013

Diaby is ready for centre back start

By 1970’s Gooner

I think Diaby is ready to play in the middle of the defence at Sunderland on Saturday. He is fit, tall enough to compete with the aerial balls O’Neil’s side will throw at Arsenal’s defence aiming for Fletcher and/or Graham and most important of all he will be a far better proposition than Squillaci or the youngster Miquel.


With Vermaelen ruled out already and Koscienly having limped off during France’s international game against Germany Wenger needs to think hard how to fill in the void created.

Squillaci already has one foot out of Arsenal with his contract expiring in June. Additionally he has not played a first team competitive game in the League this season. He is definitely not ready to start any game let alone this tough fixture at Sunderland. Even when he used to get those rare starts he was a disaster waiting to happen and it often did!

Miquel also cannot be trusted to start this fixture where aerial ability and correct positioning will be of paramount importance.

This is a no brainer for me. Diaby should start alongside Mertesacker. Sagna and Monreal on either side. The midfield trio will be Arteta, Wilshere and Cazorla. In attack will be Theo, Podolski and Giroud.

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Sagna Diaby Mertesacker Monreal

Arteta Wilshere Cazorla

Walcott Giroud Podolski









33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow man. I'm not trying to be a jerk but were u serious when u wrote this?

Anonymous said...

hahaha....hahahaha....hahahaha.....
hahahahah........

Anonymous said...

Exactly right don't believe will come about would be great move some children on line

Anonymous said...

You're right! You are indeed a no brainer

Kipmonster said...

This original post is one of the most dumbest articles I have ever read.

DocBrody said...

I don't know if its such a crazy idea... at least when you consider the alternatives. Who would you rather have, Squillaci, Miquel or Diaby?

Diaby might just be the best choice of 3 bad choices.

Anonymous said...

Why not play Sagna at CB (he has done before and bring in Jenks???

Anonymous said...

seriously wtf? diaby is not even a dmc.....jesus christ....wtf

Anonymous said...

Instead sagna not diaby then position 2 jackison

Anonymous said...

He has absolutely none of the defensive attributes needed to fulfill the role.

Anonymous said...

Own Goals would flow with Diaby!

Anonymous said...

I really dont know what to say, can you imagine Diaby trying to dribble out from the back.
Seriously dude

Anonymous said...

It's a no Brainer indeed. You simply play a three man defence with a four man midfield and of course too wing forwards and a centre striker. Of which Diaby covers the back three and wilshere help swept things up. Simple

deabbey said...

I would not like to see diaby at the back line, he plays with ball much and cause own goal nope.

Anonymous said...

Just be glad this guy is not a manager.
Enough said...

Anonymous said...

Just because he is tall and big and strong .. doesn't mean he is a defender!!

Anonymous said...

Play santos as CB.

Anonymous said...

I know, Giroud is big, tall and strong why dont we stick him in defence instead? Diaby, CB, Seriously???

Anonymous said...

Jezz..diaby in defence? I would rather to see miguel. Beside why so scared, we already of the competition,4 is unlikely. Hope arsene had the ball to play miguel, he had the ball for not entering the market.

Anonymous said...

If tall is all that was needed to be a CB then anyone can play there.

Works in Fifa only.

Throw Miquel in, it's his position and Sunderland is a great game to show his stuff. I have high hopes for the kid. And he deserves his chance.

Otherwise what some are saying is good. Sagna in and Jenks to cover RB.

Diaby...smh

Anonymous said...

FUCK MAN, I GET BETTER ANALYSIS LISTENING TO DRUNK RETARDS IN THE PUB CHAT ABOUT FOOTIE.

Anonymous said...

We wouldn't be in this mess if Wenger bought a Centre defender! Wenger out!!!!! U don't know what your doing

Anonymous said...

Yeah why not. And while your there, put Metersacker as striker since players positions don't matter

Sani barde said...

LWKMD=Laff wan kill me die!

Anonymous said...

A few things from AW's pre-match press conference:

(1) AW stated that the odds of Kos being fit for the match were pretty good

(2) AW alluded to options if Kos does not make it -

(a) Miquel
(b) Sagna CB, Jenks RB

... Hopefully Kos is fit for the match, but even if he is not, option 2b is much preferable to Diaby suddenly being brought into the back line, when his normal play is not even considered to be as a DM, but more box-to-box.

Anonymous said...

Really!!!???! Really, really???!!?

Anonymous said...

Sagna at CB (or even Miguel), Jenkinson at RB...sorted

Diaby would be a terrible selection....

Anonymous said...

Wat a laughable cb option? Why nt raise a dead man to do dat? U refused to buy players nw u ar in 4 ur sturboness! Wenger stop playing wt us PROF!

Anonymous said...

I guess u wrote this to be controversial, and to get a reaction. Well done the reaction u have received is everyone thinks your a complete mug. If u have nothing sensible to report dont bother. Prick.

Anonymous said...

He is an attacking midfielder by his own admission.

Anonymous said...

Diaby is ready for center back start= shit will hit the fans, all arsenal fans... dude don't waste your talent you are a natural born bullshitter

Goonerjim said...

Poor article. Scillaci has played for Arsenal in the CL this season.

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