ARSENAL ARE SIMPLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH by Kieran Daly
Look, obviously there has been a lot said since the Liverpool game and I know many fans will probably react furiously to the disloyal traitors who want to sack Arsene at the first since of trouble. But this was always gonna be the case !!
When the Board snuck a 2 year contract in during the FA Cup celebrations, they all must have known that as soon as things went wrong, the whole fiasco would erupt again. What did they do about it? Nothing.
I think this is what drives me and other fans absolutely berserk, the club does nothing. It says nothing. It changes nothing.
If they had come out and said to the fans; “Look, we are sorry. We don’t think we have achieved enough and we have listened to you. We are now going to give Wenger a new 2 year contract and we are going to go all out to achieve success but we need you to back us up all the way, even if it gets tough. We are seriously going to try, and if we fail it won’t be for want of trying”. 100% of the fans, including me would support them.
Look I am actually very sad. I really thought this year would be different. I thought the whole club would focus on the Title and finally show something. I could go on and on about players performance and attitude, team selection, tactics and so on – but one simple fact has actually dawned on me to make me feel genuinely sad……
We are simply not a good enough club anymore. We are top 6 at best and our position in that 6 is very likely to be depressing. I said many years ago that we risked ending up like Liverpool. We have now ended up like Liverpool.
Let’s face reality.
No wonder several other teams laugh at us. We are like the ordinary looking girl at school hoping to become a Supermodel. Look we have won several FA Cups, especially last year against top opposition. We should be delighted. It should be enough. Have Spurs or Liverpool won anything? We have fooled ourselves into thinking that we are a top club who deserve more. All the Stadium move BS, and the Champions League qualification is about income generation and nothing to do with success.
We have allowed Wenger and the media to make us feel as if we are capable of more. We are not. We have never won the Champions League. We have not won the League for 12 (?) years.
We are not good enough.
The players are not good enough. The manager is not good enough. The coaching staff are not good enough. The Board is not good enough.
We need to accept that we are now second tier, and should be focusing on where that level is at. If we can win one trophy this year we should be delighted. A League Cup great, an FA Cup fantastic and a Europa Cup absolutely magic.
Forget the League. For the first time in a decade, I agree that we should be desperately trying hard for fourth spot.
It is sad that it has come to this , but it has not been overnight. It’s been coming now for a decade and we have just been sleepwalking into mediocrity.
The International break is here and afterwards we will thump Bournemouth and probably beat Chelsea ( definitely Wenger is Conte’s bogeyman ). In Europa it will be a long slog and we will get through to, probably, the last 8 but are never gonna win it.
Let’s push of for some sort of Cup and a top four spot and get behind the team. There comes a time when no matter how hard you try you realize your son/daughter is not gonna be top of the class/first team/player of the year whatever but you still support them nonetheless.