Arsenal Come From Behind to Claim a Point at Goodison Park.

A draw for Arsenal at Goodison Park today was not a bad bargain considering the position we were in at half time. We looked jaded especially during the first 45minutes and Coleman's header in the 18th minute followed by Naismith's 45minute strike piled up pressure on us.


We were quite fortunate coming from a two goal trail to steal away a point in our second Barclays Premier League game for this season, thanks to Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud whose 83rd and 90th minute goals respectively made the Gunners share the points equally with the hosts. Many were wondering what the problem was with Arsene Wenger's boys. While a few blamed it on fatigue as a result of their trip to Turkey last Tuesday, majority believed the team lacks the depth needed to conveniently win games.

Yes, fatigue may be one of the factors for our poor performance against Everton but I would not want us to shy away from the main issue. For me we still need to do something about our current squad. We are not the worst in the league, I agree but we presently lack quality in some positions. I appreciate what Wenger has done so far in the transfer market. However, I want to make it clear that we still need to sign more. Arsenal have signed four already, still the only difference between this Arsenal team and the one of last season is Alexis Sanchez. You might wonder why I am saying this. Let me take some time to explain it to you.

At the end of the 2013/14 season, Lukas Fabianski who was our then backup goalkeeper left for Swansea City and the need to replace him arose hence Arsenal brought in David Ospina to act as Szczesny's new deputy. Sagna on the other hand left for Man City leaving us with no other right-back other than Carl Jenkinson who before he was loaned out to Westham had not gotten to that point of being played as first choice. Arsene Wenger knowing this promptly made moves for available options and succeeded in getting Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United. We also got Chambers from Southampton. With what we have seen so far this season, we can come to the conclusion that Chambers was actually brought in to serve as an assistant to both Debuchy and our centre-backs [Vermaelen is no more with us]. Sanchez is just the only addition to the Arsenal squad. The three other signings are replacements for the departed players.

We are still suffering from what hunted us last season. No reliable defensive midfielder since the departure of Alex Song and no sharp striker. These two issues have to be addressed if Arsenal is to make any progress this season. The good thing is that we still have about eight days to go before the transfer window closes and I believe Wenger himself has noticed where his team's weakness is. I will reserve my other comments till after 11pm on September 1. You should know what I mean. For now I will keep mute and watch. Goodnight and sweet dreams.

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