Arsenal are at a dead end. We need to restart the system… by KM
Hello fellow bored-to-death Gooners. I will once again, though ever so rarely, share the sad truth about Arsenal and where we are heading with our suicide management. But first I’d like to talk about a club that dominates Europe in the past 10 years – Barcelona.
I am in the city on a summer vacation and I decided it would be worth seeing one of worlds most talented football clubs of all time and I regret nothing. The difference is just staggering. We are so far behind it’s ridiculous.
Their team is just sensational. Their philosophy of pressing is so good, if you don’t constantly move the ball, you’ll be closed down immediately. The defense starts from the attack and their attack is simply sensational.
Messi is just out of this world. His touch is like the ball is glued to his feet. The weight of his passes is so precise it just looks easy, but it isn’t. I’ve never seen such brilliant passes. I watched Ronaldo and Real Madrid live last year, but Messi is just brilliant, and more of a team player.
Neymar was missing due to the Olympic duties with Brazil but Suarez was here and he scored a hat-trick, including a brilliant free kick from over 30 yards. Just take a minute and think what could’ve been if we coughed 20 more million and actually bought him 2 years back…
Everything around Barcelona is based on success and breaths football. Ambition here is enormous. Anything but titles is not good enough. Fans would literally kill the players in their cars if they finished 7th said Iniesta in an interview after Mata spoke to him about how United fans applauded the team at the end of one season, despite finishing out of the European places.
Arsenal fans are divided among themselves about Arsene even though it’s clear he is dragging us backwards. He’s doing it since 2008 and still people couldn’t care less. If we finish 9th, people would still think he’s good… To finish the laughable comparison, there is one thing Arsenal have that’s better than Barcelona and that’s the stadium.
Which raises the question of whether it was worth leaving Highbury for the Emirates? Yes we have a lovely venue, but it hosts a team managed by a self destructing dictator. Worst is, the board does nothing to help. Ambition is something we are unable to implement, because we talk more about managing the books, than we do about buying players…
Unjted bought 4, City 5 or 6, Dortmund brought in 4 or 5, Bayern brought a few in, even Barcelona added more than 2. We will eventually pay the price of this and then the bad guy that I am, always being negative, will turn out to be right. The other big teams are not average anymore. United look a different beast, City do too and Chelsea also improved. We are becoming Liverpool #2. It’s harder to repair what’s broken, than it is to add to a platform, but Arsene and Silent Stan are like the two Sith lords of the empire, who are blind and will lead the empire to its destruction…
Look at the players expressions. No desire in their eyes. No fire… There is not a single new face to get excited about. At 35 Ibrahimovic is 10 times better than Giroud. The players no longer believe Arsene’s bull, because they’ve been long enough at the club to realise the truth. We are stuck with an owner whose basketball team is one of the worst in the USA… All he cares about is money and as long as Arsene delivers it’s all good. The fans couldn’t care less if we win titles or not. We accept anything coming our way and turbulent years are coming.
Arsenal is steadily turning average. Accept it if you want, but until the wheel breaks and Arsene, Ivan and silent Stan leave the club, this is how it’s going to be. Ozil and Sanchez will leave next year and we’ll struggle to bring in any good player. We allowed this to happen and we’ll reap what we sow. Last year was the time to protest loud and make our voices count. Instead against Norwich, when the whole stadium was supposed to explode, Arsene had more supporters than protesters…
Years of ignoring the truth are now going to pay their price. Enjoy it.