Talk of a bunch of self entitled players. This team will not get a "major trophy", or even a self titled piddling little one. For the second match in a row, Arsenal decided to "wing" it.
Wenger's memos of bravado do not seem to be filtering down to the players. At the very least, one would expect some positive response to such a bold and unequivocal statement. But the shambolic way the Gunners played the Hammers, it seems clear that some of the big time players believe that their presence is enough to win them games.
Yes, Andrei Arshavin was too cute by half and Fabregas was no Benayoun by half. They were pedestrian and even the goals by RVP and William Gallas came against the run of play. The self assured possession game which was a hallmark of Arsenal's football was rarely seen. In place was this twisted, mutated long ball form which served no purpose other than gifting the ball to West Ham. As it turned out Carlton Cole and Alessandro Diamanti took full advantage to come back and equalize.
So we plead with Wenger. Can we have a moratorium on the "major trophy" crap or the comparisons of Abou Diaby to Patrick Vieira or of RVP to Dennis Bergkamp? Roll up your sleeves and start winning. Unlike Barack Obama who gets a Nobel Peace Prize just for being the anti Bush, the Premiership is not awarded to a team committing the least number of fouls.