Whilst Arsenal were undoubtedly profligate in front of goal against a battling West Bromwich side at least they were creating chances by the bucket load, whereas Liverpool and Spurs both looked toothless up front!
Let me start by saying that Fernando Torres is a incredibly gifted player and as a balanced Arsenal fan I can happily admit that but what is clear is that Liverpool still need some creativity to support their front men. Keane looked out of sorts yesterday and the partnership with the Spaniard will need some working on. Arsenal however once again carved out chance after chance but just couldn’t seem to get that second goal that could have sparked an avalanche.
Darren Bent tried his best up front on his own at the Riverside but clearly it didn’t work and even when Berbatov came on they created very little and no doubt Spurs fans will be hoping that either Arshavin or an out and out striker are signed when the Bulgarian does as expected leave White Hart Lane.
Samir Nasri impressed greatly and he looks like an Arsenal favourite already. If Adebayor hadn’t been so greedy in front of goal then who knows maybe we could have put the Baggies to the sword, but full credit to them they really did give it their all and in Ishmael Miller they have a centre forward who will cause all kinds of problems this season and I really don’t see them getting relegated if they continue to play like they did yesterday.
Of course Liverpool will be there or thereabouts come May but their fans must surely be hoping they bring in another attacking option, either on the wing or up front, otherwise it may just be third or fourth again this term. I am sure that Tottenham will obviously improve and that this result was more a one off than anything to get too worried about, but clearly it will take a while for their new signings to gel but maybe playing Bent up front on his own simply won’t work.
What do Liverpool and Spurs fans think about their first games of the season? Do Arsenal fans think that Bendtner should be dropped?
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