The Wenger supporters continue to put no real evidence as to why Arsene should stay. by KM
Lately I saw quite a few posts and comments in Arsene’s defence, after a few people had came out with posts on JustArsenal about how the time has come to part with Wenger, including mine, and rightly so in my opinion. So I’m back with another post to put some clearance into perspective.
There was a statement about the other London clubs and how they don’t feel “entitled” to winning trophies. Now there is a statement lacking ambition. No football club is entitled to winning anything. You have to earn your position. And Arsenal’s position over the past 10 years refers to exactly what we have deserved over the course of those seasons.
What drives the desire in people like myself to see Wenger part his ways with the club, is the fact we don’t put in the effort to compete. We have a squad not worse than the one Leicester does, but the desire and discipline over the Foxes side is miles better than it is at Arsenal. We used the excuse that money is something we couldn’t compete with as United and Chelsea dominated the league for a while, but where are they now?
We don’t compete against money anymore, so why aren’t we winning it? I guess there are other factors. Oh wait, West Ham ain’t winning it so we should be so happy right? This lack of winning mentality I guess spreads from the fans all the way to the board. The AKBs sound so much like Wenger himself.
Wenger said something like this “you have to accept that in the Premier League you may win draw or lose a game”. Now this is exactly how you do not compete. With acceptance you’ll never push yourself forward, because any result is practically good enough.
Did you watch the Champions League? Atletico Madrid knocked out Barcelona and what this team did was nothing short of sensational. The crowd booed every time a Barcelona player touched the ball and cheered every touch Atletico made. They were singing like mad and the atmosphere was one you’d never see at the Emirates.
And the players responded. They ran like mad, chased every ball, put bodies on the line, were dangerous on the counter and practically destroyed Barcelona. Atletico was overall the better team in two legs against Barcelona and deservedly so moved forward. They were like a fist – the players, the manager, the desire! Everything was there and at the end they did it in some style I must say!
You will never see Arsene be so influential as Simeone is. Quality wise and money wise Atletico are no match for Barcelona, but other factors played out so that the first two didn’t matter! This is something Arsene is incapable of doing after failing so many times in a row! And still people come here with all their naivety and say we should stick with failure because sometimes in the ever so increasingly distant path, Arsene won a few titles with half the squad left over from George Graham.
The difference between Sir Alex and Arsene is that Sir Alex had a number of generations that won titles over his long span, while Arsene had a blimp, but now he’s just an old man, managing a rich club full of good players just for the fun you know of doing something. No real perspective, no real targets, no ambition.
And last, but not least, I will not back down. I will not give up on Arsenal because Arsenal is not Arsene! People who want Wenger out support Arsenal, but despite similarities in names the truth is Arsene didn’t build Arsenal! Quite a lot of other people helped build Arsenal the way it is, and Wenger is just a face that gets all the applause.
The board made the decision to move to a bigger stadium and increase our revenue. It’s a decision Arsene cannot make. He is just an employee that has to run the football side of things. At Real Madrid not winning a trophy means you are sacked! Does that mean they are more entitled to winning trophies? More than we are? They are just ambitious, unlike us.
I can name at least 5 managers that are worth giving a chance to, way more than Arsene is with all that he’s done for the club! If you want to come out and support Wenger put reasonable statements as to what you like for example – not being able to win a game against Chelsea, Man Utd, Stoke and Southampton away! Humiliating defeats every season! Fourth place, because it’s way better than first. No transfers, no ambition, bad substitutions, injury crisis and all the rest that comes with the Arsene package.
Remember one thing though – we live in the present, Arsene is the past. If you want an example of clubs still living on past glories look at Liverpool and count the years without a league title. It will soon reach 30! If that’s how Arsenal should be looking like, than enjoy Arsene and hope for a new contract extension.
But you have no right to come out and criticise the Arsenal fans who give their money and love and personal time to support the Arsenal. Because we have all the reasons to be unhappy with the way our beloved club is ran like. Because at the moment we are ran like a circus with it’s main clown in the spotlight.