What now, after the Ox is going? by Konstantin Mitov
Hello people, I’m back and I read a very decent comment stating that the writer didn’t like my articles, because I always point out problems without giving solutions, so this post will be dedicated to ideas on how to improve the situation.
Step one to is acknowledging the problem. Sadly there are multiple major issues to address with Arsene being by far the biggest one, but since I’ve talked enough about him, I’ll only mention the fact we played the Ox and moved Bellerin as a LWB, when we do have Kolasinac, and we knew the Ox was leaving.
But anyway other major issues include the attitude of the players and the fact we’re playing too many people with an uncertain future. From this perspective I agree with selling the Ox, because his body language is so wrong and the same goes for Alexis Sanchez and Ozil who seem to be having a laugh here. Arsene talks about values… How about some pride in wearing the shirt? Not to mention the board, who must take a huge part of the blame for letting Arsene get a new deal.
So now we know the issues what we must do is put the club’s interest first and get rid of both Wenger and the players who don’t care. We need rebuilding from the ground up with fresh ideas. I believe some of the board members wanted change, but either didn’t have the balls to put it through or were overrun by the owner.
Step two in the process is to think of possible solutions and here are a few – change the manager, change the entire squad, change the board, change the owner. Out of all those things, only one hasn’t changed through the years of failure. But how can we deal with this? We have to address the people sitting on top of Arsene in our food chain.
Guess what, there are none, but we should demand that Gazidis forces change or resigns. We had to introduce a Director of football as a must condition when offering Wenger a new deal. If we want to voice an opinion non-stop publicity is the way to go. And I felt there was a major improvement last season, because I finally saw people take action like peaceful marches against Wenger before the game, planes flying over the pitch and (yes it may be blatant but) Banners. They are so simple, yet their message is so clear.
Step 3 is to analyze why this failed last season and how it can improve so that we eventually succeed in our task. The answer is pretty simple consistency and determination. A lot of fans bend the knee to Arsene for delivering 9/10 wins against beach squads and winning the FA cup, completely neglecting the real issue which is now so apparent once again.
It may take protests for 38 games for him to go, but if that is the price, we must do it, because the pressure will snowball out of Arsenes control and he has proven time and time again he doesn’t have the managerial ability in him to turn it around constantly. There will be occasional wins like the FA cup final, but in general we are a disgrace.
I firmly believe, that if we continued our marches till the end of the season, even after winning a cup, he would’ve left. It would’ve signaled out that it’s no longer about the top 4 or a trophy. It’s much bigger than this. It’s about our pride, our status as a big club, and Arsenal is huge. You’d be amazed by the number of fans in Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and Australia alone that Arsenal has.
We can make live streams before the games and voice the concern from around the world that Arsenal fans feel, because there are a lot of people ready to give anything they have for Arsenal, even though they are not based in the UK. I also think that the empty seats of last season spoke volumes and if we can get the Emirates empty it will be the biggest slap in the face that Wenger has to take.
I’ve seen fans in Germany do it. Put big, clear messages that cannot be ignored. And I see a much bigger connection between fans, players and the board at Dortmund and Bayern. Here it’s so disconnected – which is the final point. We must demand unity. We must unite against the common enemy, which is Wenger and if you think differently I truly am sorry for you.
We must demand that players greet the fans before and after every game, and not walk into their safe tunnel of shame. We must demand performances of 110 percent every game. It’s a 5 hour drive to Liverpool and I feel so sorry for every fan that witnessed this humiliation.
So in the end a football club is it’s fans. Right now, Arsenal fans are behaving exactly like Wenger. We blame him, the players, the board and I must say rightfully so, but we also have a part to play in this, Whether it’s debating here, at the game or on social media we have to be living and breathing the idea that Wenger is gone and express it in every way possible every game.
Why at the games? Because it’s when it’ll be noticed. It’ll be in Arsene’s and the Board’s face. We must march again, pull out the banners, attack the media and be consistent and grow in numbers. Arsenal is followed by hundreds of millions of fans around the world. If we unite, Wenger will be gone sooner rather than later.