It’s time for Arsenal to rediscover its identity! by Konstantin Mitov
Hello lovely Arsenal fans! Everybody has been talking about Alexis Sanchez joining Manchester United and to be honest I’m past him. He was more of a problem than a solution to one at Arsenal and looking on our crushing display against Palace it reminded me for the first time in a while of what I’ve liked about this club for so many years!
We were mesmerising in attack. It’s true Palace were terrible first half, but some of our movement for a moment reminded me of the era where people genuinely agreed that we played the best football in Europe after Barcelona. At that era we didn’t win trophies for 9 long years, but we had style.
And Arsenal is a football club of class, which recently has been missing. With Arsenal we were used to things never working out enough to win the title, but not really going ever too bad. Lately though, despite some FA cups, we saw things I’ve never seen through Arsene’s reign here.
We saw players who seemed unwilling to play. We went out on the pitch like we just had to and this was an obvious sign that the dressing room was disjointed. But against Palace I saw a team that celebrated each goal united! Something which wasn’t really the case when Man Utd’s new player scored a goal this season.
As cliched as it is, sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to go forward and I believe that at the end of this transfer window, we might be a lot more positive than people thought we would be. This includes a lot of ifs and a lot of money, so it’s still well in the balance.
But Mikhitaryan is an Arsenal type player and given the right game time and managerial treatment, we might end up with a really good asset. If we manage to reunite him with Aubameyang, that might just give the optimism to players like Ozil and Jack that we’ll compete and get them to sign new deals.
Another good thing lurking around is the influence of Sven Mislintat, who’s supposedly the mastermind behind our transfer business and reports suggest him and Gazidis are at Dortmund trying to make the deal happen. And what I most like about this is that this is the first time we might see someone apart from Arsene having any major influence on this football club.
And we are yet to see what role Raul Sanllehi will have about our future development. Overall the next 10 days will be huge for us. But in the midst of all this, let’s not forget we have to play Chelsea, and regardless of what sort of a trophy the Carabao cup is, there’s not much else we can win this season and I always enjoy a win against Chelsea. so let’s hope for a good week coming ahead of us.