Do Alexis and Ozil work better with ruthless managers? By Goonerboy
It is becoming more and more likely that Arsenal will lose both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, of which some Gooners are already resigned to, and personally I can’t wait to see them leave, as I only want players that are committed and loyal to the cause…
Speaking of loyalty in professional football, many people have different opinions about it but I am not here to lecture anyone on loyalty or disloyalty… I am pretty sure that many of us will agree that Arsene Wenger is one of the most loyal managers in the world as he is loyal to a fault, in fact, many believe that his loyalty has caused more harm than good to the club….
It is a known fact now that some players do not care about us, they just want money and success and the same could be said of other top managers. Many are not loyal to any player, they just want to get the best out of their team and should they feel the player is not good enough, they discard him like a used condom.
This brings me to Pep and Sanchez at Barcelona, Mourinho and Ozil at Madrid.
Pep bought Sanchez from Udinese and he didn’t really play him, ahead of him were Messi and Pedro and this eventually led to his transfer to Arsenal, Arsenal made him a superstar as he became our main man (same thing Neymar wants at PSG) and he gained even more recognition. The fans adore him and the manager gives him freedom, but what did we all get in return?
Alongside his energy, drive and hard work, he sulks, he is childish and ultimately desires to go back to the one that kept him warming the Barcelona bench. Where did that love come from?
I guess we just have to wait for his unveiling at Manchester City just to get that answer.
What prompted me to write this article was a report in read this morning (Although I have seen similar reports before now but chose to ignore) claiming that Ozil won’t extend his contract and will instead move to Man United on a free… Really???
Of course it may not be true, but it could be true too, and it makes me wonder what Wenger has done to deserve this…. This is a player that the manager treats specially, giving him all the necessary support even when he is below par but yet he wants to return to a man that blasted him in front of his team-mates and one who won’t tolerate his inconsistencies… Why???
Does it mean these players appreciate or love a ruthless manager more than they a gentle and loyal one?
Loyalty is a good virtue, but in the football world, it is becoming irrelevant and Wenger and Arsenal must act accordingly. I believe I don’t need to expand more on this as we all understand this from Gunners’ point of view
Ozil and Sanchez will leave and they say will the good words about Wenger…..’I love Wenger, he is like a father to me but……..’
If it eventually happens, why do you think these players want reunions with their ex-managers??