Was he that underwhelming?Been improving for a while now but aye.. first proper underwhelming performance in ages and he's back to being the world's worst for a number of you...
Imagine getting that call, knowing that you had Saka ready to come through and take his place in the squad.I genuinely wonder what Arsenal's reaction was when we called them on deadline say and said "We are prepared to pay you £30m pounds for your Nigerian international attacking midfielder Alexander Iwobi". I like to think they muted the call and started laughing their heads off, before quickly composing themselves in the knowledge that any delay could lead to a potential deal not going through.
I bet they didn't even have the audacity to negotiate for a higher fee, probably just responded with "Ok, that seems like a reasonable fee, we accept your offer".
I, like you, think he's absolutely woeful. Alas, he won't be the last 30+ million waste of space we accumulate in the squad. I can't wait to see what Brands has lined up for us in the summer - he'll probably go and throw 50m at Dele Alli or something.
Needs to play far better than he did on Saturday which was absolutely woeful. He has far too many performances like that where the effort desire to get stuck in is completely missing. Its what I call an Arsenal performance, the likes him and Walcott would serve up and would go unchecked.
When Ancelotti talks about desire, commitment and spirit, those words were aimed at players like Iwobi, Richarlison, Gylfi, Coleman, Digne on Saturday who didn't fancy a scrap and were unwilling to dig in and win their individual battles.
Hopefully King’s arrival will give him a kick up the backside. If Godfrey is at left back and Digne further forward also then there’s more competition. I think Iwobi knew that as soon as he was fit again he was straight back in so was just half arseing as usual, whereas before Christmas when he was given a first team opportunity he scrapped to keep it. Richarlison is the same, when your only competition of Bernard and Gordon and you know the Alan get doesn’t fancy either then you’re not going to worry about your place. Hopefully we’ve now got 4 wide options in the 4231 and Richarlison and Iwobi both start showing their top form.
Adblocking on an Everton fan site is kopite behaviour! ;)
We understand and appreciate why you use Ad-blocking software, but we ask that you kindly consider disabling your Ad-block for GrandOldTeam. We're a fan site ran by fans, for fans. GrandOldTeam costs over £7,000 per year and we rely on our ad revenue to keep the site sustainable. We work hard to ensure our ads aren't instrusive. If you can't or don't wish to disable your Ad-block, please consider upgrading your account for the cost of a pint a month here. Thank You.