What has Arsene done to deserve a 2 year extension? by Konstantin Mitov
Hello fine Arsenal people from around the world! Latest reports suggest Arsene will be staying for another 2 years – something we’ve known for a while. Question for me is, has he deserved it though? On the basis of this season – no. On the basis of 10 years – still no! Is he getting it though? Yes he is.
So watching the Champions league yesterday, it was incredible. So fast paced, so full of energy. A tactical masterclass battle, between two of the best teams in the world. One thing to notice was how both managers were always on the touchline! Arsene is always on the bench. Sitting there clueless as to how the change the game. They say “Managers earn their money at half time”. We’ve not turned around a game since forever!
But back to the Champions league, what I really liked was how people were chasing every ball and I remember quite a few sliding tackles that saved almost certain goals. And the ball was moving fast. We are slow in midfield. Ramsey, Xhaka and Coquelin slow us down with too many touches on the ball. I saw Isco a few times make surging runs, which only the Ox has shown in our midfield, but we stuck him back on the wing.
So despite us using a new system and Arsene stating in the post-match interview that he “can still change after 20 years”, we’re still at least 5-10 years off Europe’s elite. And despite the changed formation, this was Middlesbrough. Will Arsene stick with the new formation and get players that would suit it? I doubt it.
That’s further proved by the fact we might sign Schalke left back Kolasinac. I think we’ll revert to the system Arsene knows and all the change stuff we’re hearing now is just to get his new contract over the line. We’ll need to spend massively this summer to improve the squad, especially if Alexis and Ozil leave, which is the likeliest outcome.
Funny thing is, Arsene sometimes does the right thing, but it’s always too little too late. We offered Van Persie 140k to stay on his last year. Why didn’t we do it the year before and tie him down instead of letting him go to Man United though? Why did we leave Ozil and Alexis in the same situation? We could offer them more earlier, instead of needing to offer them the absurd sums to keep them now.
Arsene also finally picked his best side against West Brom, but were so low on confidence we still lost 3:0. Arsene even hits the subs right in some of the games, but always there is something missing. He can speak of change all he wants, but truth is, the fact he just sits on the bench hasn’t changed in ages. Neither have the late subs changed. The coaching staff is also the same since forever.
Arsene doesn’t like opinions of others. He has to realise what most people see months or even years before him, the hard way. He refused to have Henry, because Thierry doesn’t believe Giroud is good enough and questions Arsene desire to add characters. This is why we won’t appoint a director of football. The board basically go “Hey Arsene, do you want some help with that?” and he’s like “No, this is my club, MINE! I build it, brick by brick.”
Pathetic. I really thought missing out on the top 4 would get rid of him, but unless we unite and force him out, he’ll stay and ruin us for as long as he wants.