Man. Man. Man.
Second-placed Manchester United recorded a shock loss to Newcastle this afternoon. The Magpies, many many places below, somehow managed to conjure a 1-0 win against the cash-rich Reds with Pogba, Lukaku, and Sanchez, all in the team.
It just goes to show spending money doesn’t necessarily transfer to winning.
You could say the same thing again.
Arsenal have splurged millions on Mkitharyan and Aubameyang and the summer signing Lacazette is now the third choice striker! Like United, they have splurged millions on the front line, also tying Ozil down to a new contract.
Strengthen the defence! Strengthen the defence! Strengthen the defence! If you are a seasoned Arsenal fan, you would have known that is where the problem lies.
Actually, it seems the problem lies with the gaffer.
Tottenham showed Arsenal who currently rules the roost in the North London derby and are the best-placed London team now in third.
How have they done it? With a solid backline to complement a good front line.
It’s not rocket science – as Newcastle showed. Defend well, and catch the offensive team when they are tired or mentally unprepared.
The best teams always play a solid back four.