I am reading alot of people defending the Arsenal team and saying anyone who moans about them are glory hunting teenagers. This is absolute balderdash. Alot of you know my issue with this side and its not ability or potential.
It is pure motivation and effort which is the problem. I've never seen an Arsenal team for over 20 years with such a poor work rate, tracking back and closing down. I see Pat Rice shouting at them week in and week out to close down and get back in position. Pat should know having been part of a great team himself.
Lesser players have achieved great things with Arsenal, which is one of the most famous clubs in England, and many players would give their right leg to play for this club. They did'nt have great technique, or potential! but played with their heart every minute whilst they were on the pitch.
If you can tell me that Denilson, Bendtner and Gallas are giving everything they have and trying their very best then I will shut up. But I don't see that and nor do others. I see in Aston Villa an average team with a few good players working extremely hard together and motivated to get results, who are now challenging the big boys. If we put as much effort in as them their is no doubt in my mind that we coudl be top of the league at the moment.
Attitude is a players greates asset, potential/ability is often wasted.