That’s as far as we’ll go with Arsene by KM
After the 13th successive failure to beat Chelsea, Arsene showed that despite a good run, Arsenal are still not at the level required to be title contenders. Why’s that? Well this year is just another repeat of the Arsenal season. We finish strong, end up in the top 4 but the hope remains for next season.
The Chelsea game was the real test. The League is pretty average this year. The top teams in England are in total shake up. Liverpool pretend to be a big club because of their history, but in truth, they had one Suarez that almost brought them the title and after he left, they have pretty much average players.
Man City throws bags of money at average players (Fernando, Fernandinho, Mangala and so on – all 30m +) and in truth their starting line up from 4 years ago still relies on Yaya Toure, Aguero and Silva. They appoint average managers who get sacked after a season or two and yet they won two League titles, which speaks volumes about the quality of the league at the moment.
Man United are a shadow of Ferguson. They spend a fortune on players who have the quality but Van Gaal managed to destroy their confidence and now they look like mid-table players. And despite all that, United is looking like making it into the Top Four.
No wonder English teams are struggling in Europe. Even Chelsea got exposed in Europe. Because their squad is not really that good. Apart from Hazard and Courtois, the rest is not too good. That’s why we should have beaten them. But we have a mental problem. Arsene has a mental problem, just like he has against United and pretty much all the top teams.
Don’t get fooled by two wins in Manchester. We still crashed out of the CL against Monaco and besides both Manchester clubs are far from their best. We might win the FA cup but if we want to be close to the European elite we need a change.
This is the richest league. We made the stadium move and even Wenger himself said that money is no longer the issue. So what is the issue then? A smart manager would dominate this league, because the top clubs are in a rebuilding state.
We should appoint someone like Guardiola. Someone coming of the back of huge success and lots of trophies. A manager with style that will be given the task of getting Arsenal to the highest level. Put us on par with Barcelona and Bayern. Give us a competitive chance.
This will not happen with Arsene. Football has changed drastically in 20 years, but Arsene hasn’t. He was ahead of the game, but now he’s behind. But despite all that, he still has far more class than Mourinho. Arsene may not win the title again, but one thing you couldn’t say about Arsenal is that we are boring.
That statement coming of the mouth of a person, who has taken the word beautiful out of the game, for the sake to win a piece of silver sprayed iron is irony itself. The way both teams approached the game showed the marginal difference of philosophy. The beauty and the beast. I thought Ozil and Ramsey were fantastic, but in truth we were tired.
Still we tried to play football. Something Mourinho will never be capable of doing. That’s why he hates Arsene so much. Even though he’s got his number, he’s still jealous that we’ve got style and he doesn’t.
That’s that from me. Have a flying week!