Arsenal: Are they really in crisis? by Goonerboy
Hello Gunners, what a way to get your first win in the new year, although we should have scored more goals but it seems like Arsenal love to “pity” our opponents sometimes by taking the foot off the gas. Anyway, a win is a win and there is no need for moaning.
Right now, there is a mixed trend doing the rounds concerning Arsenal. First is Sanchez, Aubameyang, Ozil and Wilshere, Mhiktaryan and the “crisis”.
But are we really in crisis? Or is it a transition? Are we just not good enough? I could go on and on but i will stop there for now.
Look, if you ask me I will be blunt and tell you that Arsenal is not a club in crisis and what we are currently going through is inevitable, like I always tell football fans “It is Arsenal’s turn to be in the wilderness’
One might in the heat of the moment (or the influence of the media) say a lot of things without proper perspective and conclude Arsenal is in crisis, but how?
Is it because of the Sanchez situation, or Wenger’s inefficiency, players wanting out, missing out on CL or what could it be? The honest truth is that these things are not new in football and it will always be.
This “crisis” has happened to just about every top team in the division Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs to name a few and the world has not ended. In fact, by United’s standards, one can say they are still in “crisis” because they are not at the level they used to or want to be.
What is happening to Arsenal now has been long time coming and now a combination of other things made it worse and frustrating. From Wenger’s contract last season, to fans’ protests, Sanchez’s antics leading to disharmony in the dressing room. Of course, Wenger has his blames but there is no need repeating what others have been saying in the media and on justarsenal.
Perhaps if you can look beyond Wenger, you would observe that Arsenal is in transition and a new era is fast approaching. The restructuring started last season and it will continue even in the summer what with our ageing defence, (Cech, Koscielny, Monreal and Per) and these are vital members of the team. And to inconsistent ones like Welbeck, Iwobi, fringe players like Perez, Campbell, Asano to name a few.
After that you have the ever competitive league and this saddens me a lot. It is now a money league that your spending power determines how far you go, football is being destroyed for us, just look at the table, the top 4 is arranged according to how the teams have spent money.
Mourinho complained Man United is not spending enough to match City – really?! Conte this week said Chelsea said can’t compete with City even with an ever-ready-to-spend Abramovich. Klopp that does ‘not like to spend’ spent 75m on a defender, that shows how crazy and “expensive” it is to challenge for the title.
What we can blame Wenger and Arsenal for, is the reluctance to change with the times, they still want to spend little and achieve so much, which is not really possible.
Some might even say “but we can’t tie down our players to new contracts”. Again, I will say this does not only happen at Arsenal and we ourselves have benefitted from it with the acquisition of Kolasinac. Fellaini and Emre Can are refusing to sign at their respective clubs to name but a few.
But when it is Arsenal, the media exaggerates it and most fans fall for it. A new era is on the way, changes are happening and I believe the future is bright for us, so cheer up and lets minimize the negativities, and support the TEAM while hoping that Wenger will also be part of the changes by bidding farewell to the club in the summer.
Upwards and onwards