Arsenal Play Englishman Shock!
Watching Arsenal's Under 10's rip apart Chelski in the fist half of today's Carling Cup final does make you wonder why Curbishley doesn't pick some of the West Ham youngsters. The sad fact is that West Ham will be playing in the Championship next season and that half the present squad won't be at the club, so why not give players like James Tomkins and Mark Noble some first team experience now.
Obviously it may prove detrimental to their confidence in the long run to be thrown in to the present squad but it would deny some of the present time-wasters their appearance fees.
Another idea for Curbishley (who admits to having none of his own) is to change the system. We continue to play with wingers when we have no-one at the club who can cross the ball, so why not play a 4-3-2-1 formation with three central midfielders giving Benayoun and Tevez licence to roam in front of them.