Is it just me or is anybody else getting wound up by Glen Johnson.
I have got nothing against the lad as a player as he has a great talent, but what really gets my goat is that as a right back, if you make a run up field then you equally need to get back and help out once the play shifts back the other way.
Week after week we see him make his blistering runs up the right side and then we become short in the right back area. It happened several times and most recently at the Community Shield and yesterday at Chelsea, where he’s just caught out of position and doesn’t seem in any rush to get back and help.
People keep banging on about us having no pace down the right, well in my view I think we have. The answer could be to play GJ in the right of midfield and give him the freedom he obviously longs to have, and I reckon he would do a great job at that too. We could then bring in Cranie who I think is also a great talent, or Linvoy /Lauren who would play the proper defensive role and get the strength and shape back into our defence, that we in my view clearly lacked in the last two games.
GJ used to play up front in his youth and maybe, just maybe he could be another Henry, who I believe Wenger offered the then right back a chance to play up front due to injuries and as they say the rest is history.
On the note of midfielders, Diop is no right winger and needs to be put in the middle where he can be most effective in blocking the opposition’s attackers/midfield.
Written by Blarmy.
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