А summer exodus is coming and the board are desperate for Arsene to deal with it. by Konstantin Mitov
It is a sorry state of affairs at Arsenal. The situation has gone way out of control now and this summer will spell change in all the wrong ways. Recent reports suggest we’ve offered Mesut an improved contract and he’s reluctant to sign.
We’ve not offered anything to the Ox, despite him being our best player recently. What will our line up look like next season? This summer will remind us of when Nasri and Fabregas left. The problem for me here is that at this club, even if Wenger is 10 years behind, he’s the only one who knows anything about football.
Arsene will take disappointment on the chin. He’ll dodge the negativity and point elsewhere. He will do the transfers, do the cashing in on the players wanting to leave, but this time it will be difficult. How will he replace Alexis? Remember how we bought Gervinho and until we got spanked 8-2 we did nothing else on the market?
Another summer like this will be disastrous. The board need to take action. Appoint a director of football, or somebody that knows something and can deal with part of the pressure. They need to speak now. What’s going on really? The situation is shady, nobody has clarity and people don’t seem like they care for the club.
Why don’t players get such problems with their contracts at City, United or any other top team? There are people who deal with them. The managers job is to motivate the players and put the tactics and the subs right. Ed Woodward got a lot of stick at United when Moyes only got Fellaini.
Arsene will sign the contract. If he doesn’t he risks leaving the club to go absolutely nowhere with no direction. The board is as much to blame as is Arsene for this situation. If we were a proper ran football club we wouldn’t allow this contract situation to happen. We wouldn’t allow the manager to be everything.
The fans need to demand answers. We need to know what is going on at those board meetings. Arsene is meeting the financial revenue terms that the board want, so for them theres no reason to sack him. He sucks up all the pressure and they get richer by doing nothing.
We spent 90 million pounds this summer and we look like we are going backwards. If losing money is the thing needed for change to begin then so be it. Did you see the refereeing at the Barcelona game? That penalty cost PSG dearly. We cannot compete with that kind of lobby.
I love the champions league games but this is shocking. Dropping out of the champions league can make it very difficult to come back to it as United and Liverpool are prime examples. But we need a shake up. We need change. Nobody knows nothing at the moment.
Imagine the new guy coming in. He’ll find himself in a gigantic mess. Sadly we’re not ready to transition from Arsene, but we should be preparing. Look at Southampton, they are a selling club, but they have a good youth system that produces players and despite the fact they change half their squad and the manager every other season, they are still a mid table team.
It’s because their system works and nobody is irreplaceable. When Pochettino left, they found another good manager in Koeman, and when he left and half the squad left too, they appointed Puel, got reasonable replacements for the budget of the club and it’s working.
Why did City appoint Txiki Begiristain? The sheiks don’t know football, they appointed somebody who does. If Arsene goes, who on that board knows anything? Regardless of that though, do I want Arsene to leave? All day long.
I want to be excited and Arsene has made us predictable. We need fresh ideas on the managerial front and with Arsene they aren’t coming. We also need a new coaching staff. This hasn’t worked for 10 years and counting and it wont work this or the next unless it changes.
It will be a summer of massive changes, I fear though, the wrong people will go.