Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Episode 607 – Play the kids?

Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast.

In this episode I’m joined by James Benge of CBS Sports to talk about Arsenal’s 4-2 win over Dundalk in the Europa League. It’s six wins from six in Europe, in marked contrast to our Premier League form, and we discuss some of the good individual performances – in particular Folarin Balogun (whose contract situation is discussed) – and the positives from the game in Dublin.

We then wonder how Mikel Arteta fixes things for the weekend. Is playing the kids the answer? Would there be the patience if we lost games with them in the team as well? Can he keep picking the same under-performers week in, week out and expect them to do any better? Could the kids be any worse?

At the heart of it is the need for Arsenal to implement a plan, but how much time can any manager get when they don’t win games.

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