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Re: Can we trust Wenger to deliver his philosophy?
Posted by: Merlin96
Date: 06/03/2009 11:17
Walcott is not a natural winger..agreed.

And by sticking him out there, Wenegr is developing him into a central striker:

1 - able to hold onto to abll in tight situation and beat defenders in a tight space.

2 - Devleop his awareness - fotball brain - on bringing team-mates into play.

3 - Developing his delivery and passing skills in opening up defence and pass yourself out of a tight situaiton when surrounded by 2 or 3 defenders.

4 - Learn how to time his runs like Henry, from deep, from flanks and cut into centre.

5 - And when he is rotated into centrals triker, it is naturally and isntinctively for Walcott to be a mobile central striker, holding the balls even surroudne dby 3 or 4 defenders, and timed his passes to brign his co-striekr into place or witht hat developed peripheral vision, sliped a pass to an atacking midfielder like Fabregas drifting noto the box un-notice to run clear to goal.

Many a times lasts eaosn that Adebayor or Van Persie and even Hleb failed to pick-yp Fabregas who dirfted un-noticed into the box - expecting a quick one-two or a one-touch one-pas ball to him.

Instead, Helb or Adebayor wil imediately take the bal out of teh box with a frustrated hanging out tehre in free space.

But with Arshavin, Eduardo and development of Walcott and Vela, we are going to re-discover our one-two passes in the box.

After World CUp 2006, Walcott was expected to instantly step into senor teama nd paly Wengerball as if he is borned to it.

It is not.
And the french SPine needs 2 to 3 seasons to develop that telegraphic understanding.

And how many seasons had Fabregas palyed with hsi rpesent regular partners and team-mates including Walcott?

FFS!! Denilson, Diaby, Walcott, Nasri adne ven van Persie are playing their very first FULL SEASON together.....and what hapen?

HORRENDOUS INJURY LIST which scrapped this season and senior players got tos atrt all voer again to develop that telegraphic understanding for 2009/10 season.

You notice that Rosicky, Arshavin, Eduardo, Adebayor and Walcott enver play together?

main Atribute:

We need to inject that element fo unrpedictability into team-plays again.
And Walcott's apce is just one of the many weapons in our arsenal now to inject pace and unpredicatbaility into out impotent attacks.

Imagine Walcott hovering around in centre circle and by-line.
Which team si daft enoguh to let Walcott un-marked with ALL their full-backs and CB counter-attacking Arsenal?

Teh name Walcott alone - whiche quate t pace and lightning counter-attack - will make ROma to devise another defence to handle Walcott.

This si teh FEAr that Walcott will bring to any opponents, merley by being named in the team.

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