Top post. Freddie has been a popular subject of conversation with some of my gooner mates lately and we've pretty much agreed that the injuries have robbed Freddie of his burst of acceleration, and the loss of Bergie and Pires have robbed him of his supply. Freddie simply doesn't seem to fit into the dynamic of the 'new' Arsenal. I watched a few clips of Freddie from a couple of years back and the difference is so noticeable. He was the master of ghosting into the box, zipping in ahead of the defender and nipping it past the keeper. Add a general lack of confidence in front of goal, and Freddie just doesn't have the tools to do that anymore.