Date: 2nd November 2009 at 4:56pm
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Gabriel Obertan wasn’t as impressive against Blackburn as he was at Barsnley on his debut; indeed, the two glorious chances he spurned made him vulnerable for some dressing room wind-ups, as Michael Carrick has already warned him.

But while the 20-year-old did not take the game by storm it would be unfair to focus on the negatives as again he demonstrated that he’s got plenty to offer. He looks very raw and needs a lot of work and experience but he is a genuine talent.

Obviously, the early comparisons to Thierry Henry were premature to say the least: he’ll probably never be such an influential player like Henry was for the gooners. But he’s no David Bellion either: he’s much more skilled and he’s braver, with a knack for exploiting space that Bellion never had.

He was much more effective in his passing and much more direct than Nani who was infuriating again and somewhat sadly I think the Frenchman has a better chance of having a significant impact on this season than the Portuguese who was supposed to be a huge talent… which he is but it looks like he’ll never make the most of it.