Thomas Vermaelen needs to step up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal have made their worst start in a season since Arsene Wenger took over at the club and there are various reasons for such an ablation.
The fans have already voiced their concerns against the board and the way the club is being run, while pundits have blamed Arsene Wenger. But at the end of the day, the players must also shoulder the blame equally; perhaps even more.
The club might be affected by the management, but as the players cross the white line wearing the Arsenal shirt, they must give it their all on the field; that is the minimum the fans expect from the players. But sadly off-late even the desire has been missing at times.
The team has looked disjointed and disorganized. It has lacked the drive and will to succeed, but mostly it has looked leaderless. At such troubled times, players often look up to their skipper. The man wearing the arm band needs to provide the push; he needs to motivate and ...