One away draw and the season is saved! Ivan has a big summer. by KM
Well well, what a spectacular turnaround to our season! We drew a game at Spurs! True, nobody was expecting us to take anything with our poor form, but for gods sake, how can one draw make a lot of people forget Barca, United and Swansea in a flash?
This is exactly why Arsenal never change. And we’ve never needed one more. If Leicester win this title which looks ever more likely, what will be the excuse? Poor referees? We didn’t have the financial resources? We had too many games to play?
I’m waiting for it. The longer Arsene stays, the more we’re postponing the real issue here. We crumbled under the pressure and United are right on our backs! We’re in a fight for 4th spot if you are looking at it realistically!
Getting fourth though means Arsene will be vindicated! He’ll the a god once again. The Wenger out comments after the Swansea game were one way traffic, after a draw at Spurs, it’s in the balance, if Wenger wins against Hull, I dare someone to mention his name in vain!
This is the reality with Arsenal. It’s why the ‘specialist in failure’ has been here so long. The smallest of results cement his place and he’s never under real pressure. Ivan has a big decision to make this summer. If we keep him, we’ll likely be offering him a new contract, which will be another 2 or 3 years of the same.
If by a miracle we opt for change, who we will appoint will measure our ambition. I hardly reckon we’ll make the right choice. We need a manager of proven success, but outside of Simeone who is there, and rumors are Atletico won’t let him leave.
Ronald Koeman looks a decent option. Unai Emeri could be an interesting choice. Guus Hiddink will be available, but he’ll hardly come. The matter of the fact is that there are options. Truth is though that deep inside us we all know Arsene will be here next season.
He’ll again not make the signings needed, but I fear this time. Ozil and Sanchez contracts are entering their second stage and they might not want to stay with the lack of ambition. It could be a repeat of the exodus that happened when Fabregas and Nasri left.
Remember the Nasri interview where he said that Wenger told him Fabregas will be sold and we’ll be bringing in only Gervinho? I mean I’d want to leave too. Then we panic bought seeing how we did not have the numbers and ended up with players like Mertesacker and Arteta being the best buys of the bunch despite never proving solid enough.
Wenger always says he’s learned his lesson but I see another 1/16 exit in the CL and fourth place on the horizon with a potential FA cup. Nothing the past 10 years haven’t showed me. We will probably have a turbulent season if he leaves. Maybe more than one!
It’s what happens if you have a manager for so long. But the fact is we need a change. We’ve needed it more than ever and it’ll be a leap of faith, but we’ll likely not take it. We’ll opt for the safe option of 4th with Arsene and the money will keep rolling in.
Ivan is a smart man though. If the fans erupt, the tsunami coming might break the Wenger wall and lead to the correct decision. Seeing how we react to a mere draw though, I feel like it’s a lost hope again with Arsenal.
Just like the past 12 years!