Arsene blew November once again by Konstantin Mitov
Yeah, I’ve seen it again. It’s November and Arsene failed to win the group once again. We’re fourth in the table and it’s a story I’ve seen it so many years before. The performances have been bad. They started at Ludogorets, where I was at the game and the way we performed was terrible, but we got the result.
When the results come our way, if you dare say something bad, because the worrying signs are there and you just scrape past results, the blind believers of the Arsene faith will destroy you if you point to obvious leaks in our game. We have peen poor in November. Haven’t lost, but we were awful and had no purpose at United and should’ve lost.
We didn’t really play all too well against Spurs, but we still had the lead and we blew it. And yesterday, we escaped 1:1, being terrible for 35 minutes in the first half, than we turn it around and then we let PSG have the game. We were obviously not playing well and the subs were late again. At United we were being destroyed and we waited for minute 80 to make a change.
Luckily enough we equalised and got a point at OT, but truth is with United’s current state and seeing how City and Chelsea beat them, we should’ve at least put some heart into it. I’m worried. Alexis is dangerously overplayed, yet we do have a wide squad, but we don’t know how to use it.
Substitutions with Arsene come before minute 70 only if we are 2 goals or more down which is sad… A change in formation is unthinkable, but yet even though we play terrible we stick to it and hope that same old thinking will get us new results. No it won’t. Now we’ll finish second in the group and hello Barcelona/Real Madrid.
We’ll pay the price for being terrible and it’s a high one, but you know what? I’m used to this. It happens 6 years in a row, I kinda expect it. Yeah we didn’t lose against PSG, but this PSG side is not all that great and we didn’t deserve to win any of the two games we played with them. We’ll be drawn against a top European side and we’ll be exposed again.
Now people will come with the “let’s see in May” and I agree, the season should be judged on what happens in May, but until then I’ve seen this before and I know how it ends. Sorry but if we want to move forward, there’s a man sitting on 8 million pounds an year that needs to let go of his will of power, for the better future of this football club.
Wenger on whether he will be glad if November is over…
No… I believe that I have to be careful about the choice of my words because when I say ‘stuttering’ it comes back in the next press conference. Look, I think there is a special spirit in the squad and the consistency of the results… we are unbeaten for 18 games. Sometimes you go through a spell, when you have such a long momentum, where we win a bit less. It’s down to us to continue without losing a game but as well to transform the draws now into wins. But there is no reason to panic.