Arsenal 0-0 Fenerbahce Match Report
Following two poor results, Arsenal needed a good display and a win to put things back on track. Two weeks ago Fenerbahce were beaten 5-2, everyone expected an easy win for Arsenal, but confidence was low and the team, never started.
There were several changes from Saturday’s poor display, Fabianski for the Almunia who was ill, Toure went to right-back ands Djourou played in central defence. In midfield, Ramsey replaced the injured Walcott, whilst Bendtner played alongside van Persie, as Adebayor will be out for three weeks.
Arsenal kept the ball well in the first half, whilst only creating a few chances. These fell to can Persie who has lost his touch. He appears to need 6 chances to score and in top European football you will not get 6 chances. Bendtner, whilst he ran around and was mobile, was very ineffective. He has three weeks to show Wenger what he can do in Adebayor’s absence.
The second half did not see any real urgency in the team. Nasri was ineffective, once more and Ramsey tired easily in the second half. Wenger changed things with Diaby coming on for Ramsey and Vela for Bendtner, but Arsenal failed to come to life.
Though Arsenal dominated possession and had a few chances, we never really threatened the opposition, and in the end Fenerbahce were ecstatic about the result, whilst we were left frustrated, once again.
Many people left the ground early and the talk on the way home is where has our all conquering Arsenal gone.