Aubameyang speaks about the elephant in the room. by Konstantin Mitov
Arsenals most expensive signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a penalty against Manchester City, but didn’t fail to say that some of his team mates looked ‘resigned’ and I love it! Auba is a character and we’ve missed people like this in the dressing room, not afraid to call it what it is.
Aubameyang apparently told French TV station SFR: “There is a lot of disappointment. We are not happy with our displays either tonight or Sunday.
“We could not score that goal that could have pushed us on. City play very well too. The way they play, they are one of the best teams in the world.
“Obviously it is not easy when you cannot score a goal to give us extra energy. There are maybe some players who are a bit resigned.”
“I think obviously the Europa League is a good option to qualify for the Champions League. Now the route is not easy – 10 points from fourth place.
“It is going to be very hard but he will fight till the end. The championship is not finished – this is the Premier League, anything can happen.”
Imagine Tony Adams in that dressing room or Vieira or Keown. I wouldn’t wanna talk to them after a performance like this, because they would come at me. Do you think Koscielny will have a go at someone? He’s the captain and I don’t really know what this means at Arsenal.
People disliked Sanchez for the attitude he had, but the guy didn’t wanna lose and Auba being the new guy, he doesn’t know the Arsene way of failure despite the fact he’s catching up pretty quickly. This is a player who scored 20 goals for Dortmund till midseason, by being suspended three times from the squad and his confidence looks dead in the 3-4 weeks he’s been here.
The players organised a meeting between themselves without Wenger before the game and this is not the first time this has happened in recent years. There was also a board meeting recently again without him. What does this tell you? It doesn’t seem to me like he’s trusted. But he has the owner in his pocket.
Arsene is every way you look at it a dictator. If you watched the post-match Sky analysis Jamie Carragher was spot on when he said how Wenger moved on Vieira, Henry, Ljiungberg. Those people weren’t good enough for Arsenal in his opinion and nobody is talking about their loyalty, but for Wenger it’s all about turning down the entire world to stay.
Nobody wanted Wenger last summer. What he spoke of was years ago, more than 10 probably. Besides, talk about loyalty, when you earn 10 million pounds a year. If it was only about the club, what was the pay rise for? I guess the more backwards we go, the more money he will get?
People voted with their feet yesterday by having the stadium barely half-filled. If we were fighting for top spot and City were coming, few people would complain it’s cold, because we’d be chasing the title and fans would suck it up to see a performance from their favorite team.
Our attendance looks worse than what Aston Villa looked like when they got relegated. The fans do not care and this is a reflection of the team, which ultimately is a reflection of the manager. Arsene calls for unity and I completely agree. Once he is gone we can unite and back the new faces to give us an identity.
We didn’t win a trophy for 9 long years, but to be honest although I can’t believe I’m saying it, I liked that team more than this one. I do not have a favourite player right now, cause none of these players excite me or look like they care for this football club.
We used to have an exciting young squad that played some of the best football around. Although it didn’t win a trophy it still had style. Now, we’re plain garbage. Our attitude is non-existent, it’s the worst atmosphere I’ve seen and last year wasn’t pretty either.
Henry yesterday was very good at dodging questions about the manager, because he didn’t want to insult him on public television, but he had little in his defence too. Actions need to be taken, but it’s not just the team, the fans have a big role to play in this and here’s why.
Arsenal fans mood changes the moment we win a game. Then it’s all good, Wenger knows best and he probably needs to have the club renamed after him. I’m so sick of this, but the only reason people say Wenger Out for 3 weeks in a row is because we lose every game.
Until Arsenal fans stick to the Wenger Out opinion period, he’ll be here. I got a lot of abuse for saying Wenger out after we’ve won games, with people telling me I’m unable to be happy, but the reality is the only way, there will ever be a meaning to this football club again is to sack him and soon enough it will happen.
As much as I want to see us playing in the Champions league, what on earth will we do in it if we still have Wenger in, and if he by a pure miracle, reminiscent of Lazarus manages to do that, he’ll be here for another 5 years and I just cannot take this anymore.
Imagine this squad facing Barcelona, the way we make Swansea players (with all my respect) look like Messi against our defence? What will it be? 8-0? If you have the entire Real Madrid squad put on Arsenal shirts, Wenger will have their confidence ruined in 3 weeks. It doesn’t matter who plays, Arsene is just a 10 million pound spectator of our downfall and also, he is its architect.
The best thing for this football club would be to sack Wenger now and give the last chance saloon called the Europa League to a new manager or a temporary one. This will not happen, of course, but the only way we can achieve anything with Wenger is to announce his departure is certain in May, and just try and unite as we’ll know when exactly he’ll be gone.
Last season Wenger himself said that the confusion over his future helped ruin our season. We are 30 points behind City and oh I almost forgot Brighton is coming and I don’t see us winning that, but even if we do it’s too little, too late. I hope for a Wenger Out protest. That’s quite literally the only thing important for this club right now.