There are some players and managers that make my job of picking the week’s muppets from the Premier League so easy; I could pick the team whilst asleep. Really, what is Walter Mazzarri doing with his team selection and tactics especially going up against a rampant Tottenham side; how do you explain his 4-5-1 formation that had Issac Success in Central Midfield and M’Baye Niang playing wide on the left whilst he left out the likes of Capoue and Zuniga, who could do the job in midfield and wide areas. So Walter Mazzarri as at Saturday was knock on as the manager of my Muppets selection; until Arsene Wenger decided to drag the bench off his behind.
Players like Wayne Routledge and Federico Fernandez have made it a habit of been consistently terrible that not including them would be quite unfair; little wonder Swansea continue to struggle against relegation. There’s a saying that if a team is struggling just get in Jermaine Defoe; well not on the strength of his performance on Sunday against Manchester United. Defoe had the fewest touches of all the players on the pitch; if you don’t give him the supply, he won’t get you goals.
Finally there’s Mesut Ozil; another poor and uninspiring performance; this time it wasn’t about him putting up some Houdini type performance, but how easily the game just flew past him; very little imagination, no drive and generally poor in every aspect you would expect from a creative player. Arsenal have to ask some major questions as the summer window approaches; should he stay or should he go? Here’s the full selection of the Muppets from Week 32 in a 4-3-3 formation: