“It’s our own fault” by G Unit
No, I’m not happy with the current situation at Arsenal. It’s infuriating, embarrassing, and utterly disrespectful to the fans. HOWEVER. We aren’t in the Champions league. We don’t have a sheikh, and to be completely honest we aren’t as big a club as Man United. The media and ex-players take advantage of our frustrations, they want to sell reads, get viewers. I genuinely think part of the reason we didn’t land Lemar this summer was the media/fan’s attitude – if you were a young, promising player would you want to join a club that has destroyed the confidence of the best 10 in the world?
Which brings me on to my second point. Stop hating on Ozil. He is possibly our best player, the most respected in world football and regardless of the blatant clickbait that goes on for gullible fans is doing a good job in a bad situation. No wonder players aren’t renewing contracts. Playing for Arsenal you either get mediocre support if you play well or destroyed if you have a bad game.
If we beat Chelsea (which is unlikely but possible) we will be level on points with them. We have played a massive bogey team away in Stoke and a Liverpool team that are set up to beat teams like Arsenal, as were Dortmund back in Klopp’s days. They aren’t the perfect team, but I don’t see the media calling out their crisis after wasting 40 mil on an average Ox and getting hammered by City.
Our defence is questionable, but would I be more frustrated as a City fan, spending more than the GDP of a small country on 5/6 bang average defenders? Our midfield is lacking, but might Matuidi have joined us if we were in less of a ‘crisis’? Xhaka is promising and I really want him to come good but getting berated after shipping away a few goals isn’t going to help anyones confidence. Our attack is sick, even Welbeck is scoring goals now. There aren’t many more exciting front lines than Ozil, Laca, Sanchez.
And just FYI our current best team is this, which on form isn’t half bad:
Bellerin, Mustafi, Kos, Kolasinac
Walcott/ Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez
If you put Gueye and Lemar/Drax in that it becomes a naughty naughty team.