Originally Posted by Ross K
I had a jokey dig a few posts back about why Wenger didn't go in for Berbatov in the summer as they could so do with a player of his talents. Well, I could easily say the same of course re AVB and Spurs.
Berba was outstanding on Saturday: silky smooth is the phrase that comes to mind. Probably the buy of the summer.
I will say that we didn't buy him for the same reason that Fergie likely got rid of him. Talented as he is, the slows down the play. Similar to Ruud v N a few years back. Ruud could bang in the goals but he slowed Utd's play down.
Like Nasri for France this past summer, he always dropped the pace just when Benzema wanted it quicker.