Each round we are reminded of how badly change is needed at this club. by Konstantin Mitov
Arsenal drew against Southampton. I’d say we got that little bit of luck we didn’t against Man United, but there is something that’s so obvious. Repeated mistakes. Just like against United we conceded in the first 3 minutes! Worst thing is that we could’ve conceded again and were lucky to draw this game.
It’s incredible that a team of this statue can stay so stagnant for so long. Twenty years is a long time in football. It creates entire generations which know only the era of one manager, but things eventually need to change. There need to be some fresh ideas which I don’t see coming season after season.
For example Alexis Sanchez had to be subbed in my opinion. He was giving the ball away too often and he’s obviously leaving so can we somehow get the best of him or sell him. We hired the scout of Borussia Dortmund and a former Barcelona sporting director Raul Sanllehi and I really hope he is a trigger for change.
The main problem for me in this football club is lack of responsibility. If you make a mistake and we concede, it’s alright. If you make it 3 games in a row (Xhaka), you still won’t get benched. If there are obvious defensive problems, and every counter threatens a goal, there’s no response. Heck if we lose 6:0 we treat it like it’s nothing.
Hopefully Raul’s job will be not only to handle contracts, but also install targets who the manager has to meet. We’ve changed everything in 20 years starting from players and ending with the owner, but we’ve barely touched the scouts, the med team, the fitness team until recently and of course the manager.
A lot of players will soon enter the final 2 years on their contract and would you renew your contract at Arsenal right now? Would you join Arsenal if you are a top player?