Posted on April 18, 2016 by ADMIN

How Arsenal respond this summer will be crucial

This summer will answer some of the many questions around Arsenal‏ by KM

Hello, hello everybody! So with the season coming to an end and Arsenal as usual battling it out for top 4, lots of questions have been raised after another season of failure. Truth is though that in reality there is no way Arsene will be sacked. That brings me to the first major point.

How many more years will he get for his next extension? I feel like it’s inevitable. We have no plan for success, so it makes absolutely no reason to change the manager. But if you look at the real side of Arsenal which is a business would you be worried?

I would, because the competitors in our business environment – the Premier league are moving well forward with younger and exciting managers that could well rock English football. It’s a slippery slope once you go out of the Champions League – just ask Liverpool.

So the more we give Arsene the more we are at best stuck where are, but more worryingly we are not just stuck, we’re moving backwards and Spurs finishing above us would be just the start of the grand failure that’s coming, due to the fact we refuse to address the problem.

But enough about this, there is another major problem coming from the players we have and those that will remain here next season. Rumors are Walcott is looking for an exit, because he’s stuck on the bench, but with that salary I’d wish him the best of luck.

The Ox is also on the ropes and so is Gibbs. But you know what, I remember more messed up games from those players, than ones where their solid performance brought us something good and I won’t miss them much. Neither will I miss Theo who only ever played well to earn a new contract.

Add Arteta, Flamini and Rosicky who’d hopefully finally be released, we’ll obviously be short of numbers, let alone quality which we already lack. But if you see Wenger’s comments which I try ignore ever so much, you’d hear the same old story of 10 years ago. We’d sign Messi if he is available for peanuts.

We tried this in 2011 and after losing 8-2 away to MU we added lots of players who were average, but gave us the numbers to finish in the top four. We’re likely to be inactive in the window again, which will be disastrous with the reinforcements all the other top teams will be doing with their new managers.

We now have more competition than ever before and we’ll soon pay the price. We are not entitled to 4th place just cause Arsene is in charge and if we continue to ignore reality it will come to bite us.

If you take a look at the papers, the Wenger polls, the banners, the petitions, there is a huge wave of fans who no longer believe he will take us forward and they are speaking their concern because of the past 10 years.

Arsenal have become just like what every big company is. A machine ripping off it’s clients, which in this case is us. But worse, there is no indication whatsoever that our concerns will be heard. This summer will be about making decisions as to where we are heading as a business as well as a football club.

I don’t believe the fans will make the necessary course of action to fix our problems and neither will the board, but the players cannot be forced to stay and Ozil and Sanchez may be looking at the exit door as another season rolls over repeating history because we didn’t learn our lesson.

What will be Wenger’s contract extension? Will we sign the necessary players? Will we sign any players at all? Will we take an action towards the future and will we start working on a manager like Simeone or Koeman to come here or will we just sit by and hope that it will be lucky 13th for Arsene?

Questions, so many questions… What I fear is the most is that I think we all know the answers.

Konstantin

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19 thoughts on “How Arsenal respond this summer will be crucial

  1. SoOpa AeoN

    Seriously………..Let’s ask ourselves…. Of the remaining Arsenal fixtures, how many can we quantify as “walk in the park” ?

    Westbrom? (A wounded puLis’ men, who gave their all in their last match and threw away two lovely penalties)

    sunderland? (Big sam’s Relegation candidates who would fight tooth and nails to stay affloat)

    Norwich? (NeiL’s Relegation candidates who wants survival more than anything else….do u recall the results at old carrow road months back?….do u recall the “Sanchez could have been killed” quote )

    Citeh? (Hahaha….okay, they just gonna let u beat em to it huh?….pointless telling u history)

    Villa? (yea….here comes the worst team in the EPL…..the most realistic of wins… But i won’t be surprised if they manage to salvage a point in their last game of the season….. Aren’t we known for setting new appaling records around us?)

    #NoWalkInTheParkBuddy……ParkFullOfThorns#

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    1. GOONERGETYA

      The way we have been this season with results i don’t see any team a walk in the park

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  2. Sam, need a striker

    “How Arsenal respond this summer will be crucial”
    Admin, please save this article because you will need it next year this time around …
    This kind of articles are there for long 11 seasons (summers) and the specialist is here doing what his ego tells him to do …
    I say no, this time ALL fans should stand together and demand more, put more pressure on the board and the manger … This club is a top club and is not a 4th grade anymore … All those who are in UK should do something (protests, show banners, chants, boycott, whatever) …
    I know there are still fans who support Wenger, but you also should demand more from Wenger, I assume you are discontent with the results and the transfer policy …
    Doing nothing, our 4th-place trophy is not even guaranteed …

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    1. Arsenal007

      Amusing thing is that 3rd place might not guarantee us a UCL place. That’s if our English representatives in Europe win the trophies.
      Sad days for Arsenal. Sad to think we still have to put up Wenger for another 20 years.

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      1. Midkemma

        I looked into this and fear not.

        This season was the first where the winners of the previous UEFA Europa League gained automatic entry into the UEFA Champions League: Sevilla taking that berth despite finishing fifth in Spain (they are currently seventh). That meant Spain had a record five teams in the UEFA Champions League group stage this time around.

        Barca won the CL + fin high enough in league (obviously) and Sevilla took the EL prize allowing for 5 teams to qualify from Spain.

        Same thing would happen here with 4th spot being at risk if the CL winners fail to gain a top 4 spot and the EL becoming our 5th team.

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  3. Jansen

    I am pretty sure Wenger will stay until he decides to leave.

    With respect to this summer, I don’t have any hopes. As I wrote before he could buy Messi and Lewondoski and still find a way to fail. He would probably convert Messi to a left winger and conver Lewonowski to a nr 10.

    In all likely hood he will buy a few players but they will be players in the mold of Elneny and Gbariel, OK on their good days, but not capable of raising us to the next level.

    This team needs characters, it has non, and Wenger is not likely to buy those type of players he wants yes man who toe the line. Ozil comes out an says we messed up our season, which we all know, but Wenger comes out to say he will have a word with him about this statement.

    Wenger hates people to challenge him and has surrounded himself with yes men both in management and on the pitch. Even Bould was quickly neutralized by Wenger.

    Expect some players to come in you know very little about and expect us to continue our downward spiral.

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  4. ArseOverTit

    Wenger will stay and be given a contract extension unless something is done to prevent this.

    The board are happy in their ivory towers leaching off the blood of the fans and wenger is happy in mediocrity watching his bank balance grow whilst undoubtedly trying his best (which is no longer anywhere near good enough to succeed).

    So, do nothing and watch our club landslide into a starbuckian corporate nightmare where dollars are the only thing of Importance and our expectancy for success on the field is lowered even still.

    Stan out
    Kroenke out

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    1. Midkemma

      If Wenger can not win us things with a new owner/direction then I will support the actions, my main fear when talking about getting rid of Wenger is who will he be replaced with?

      If we had a board that wanted to win the EPL and CL then I would have more faith in the board getting a new manager.

      With our current board and owner I do not believe we will get a manager as good as Wenger and we will drop fast, we will turn into a new Villa :'(

      First things first, let us all unite against Silent Stan.
      After there we can stay united and…

      Bahh I am dreaming of a Utopian future >.< lol

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  5. Arsenal_Girl

    They won’t be building Wenger’s statue anytime soon
    He will get a contract extention
    Trump or Clinton will be well into their 2nd term when Wenger retires

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  6. ArseOverTit

    Empty seats and apathy at AFC!

    Check out the bloke laying down to watch
    The match;)

    HTeeTeePee://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/04/17/theyre-here-theyre-there-arsenals-empty-seats-and-air-of-apathy/

    The board need to take notice! So emptying the stadium is a good way to start as is the protest.

    It won’t effect our chances of getting the much needed UCL place. Just 11 players and a knowledgable football coach can assure we get that…

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  7. infumous25

    I really do not know what to say for our team anymore other than i give up on trying understand why we are like this!

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  8. marviniz

    i hope tottenham wins the league.that is the only thing that will push arsenal fans to stage a real protest and demand for changes.the emirates has become a centre for love birds to come and share ice cream and pop corn.more like a cinema theatre.our fans in london are worse than wenger and kronke put together.come try this in my country and u will not see any fan in ur stadia.thats after the coach and players get the booing(and probably a sound beating) of their lives.

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    1. sood

      That’s very true, the AKBs have long used Spurs as our success criteria that we will always be above them, now they are above us they come up with at least they are not winning the league, guess Spurs winning the league can be something irritating to even the loyal Wenger followers, so be it so that we may finally have a strong stand, coz together we can achieve, but divided we won’t get anything positive

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  9. Vlad

    With the likes of Arteta, Flamini, Rosicky, possibly Ox, Gibbs, and Theo all leaving in the summer, Wenger will have no choice but to buy the replacements. That’s pretty much a guarantee. But what I am worried about is the quality of the new players. “Offense wins you games, but defense wins you championships” as some wise man once said. I’m all up for a 20+ goal striker, but I think we have to start from the back. We desperately need a quality CB, because Mert and Gabriel just don’t cut it. I’d also be willing to give Chambers a shot at playing in that position more. Another position where we have a glaring hole is where Santi used to play. We missed that guy probably the most, and a quality B2B playmaker is a MUST, in my opinion. We could use a good winger, AND, of course, someone who can take advantage of Ozil’s assists better than Giroud/Welbeck/Walcott. We do that, and we have a solid foundation for next season. As far as this one is concerned, I think it’s more on the players, more so than on a manager. They let him down big time, and they should take at least part of the blame, if not most of it.

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    1. Midkemma

      I do fear too many purchases because then it increases the chances that Wenger doesn’t have a say in some of them, I do not want the board to buy us another Welbeck.

      I will support the guy and I will acknowledge that he has a lot of attributes that TH14 had, he is tall and strong yet fast and good with his feet… I hope Welbeck steps up as we could have a great player.

      I have 2 guesses what our transfer window will be like;

      1) a single marquee signing and a few players worth between £10-15mil to bulk up the numbers.

      2) a couple marquee signings and then rely upon the youth to top up the numbers.

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  10. Midkemma

    “if you look at the real side of Arsenal which is a business would you be worried?”

    Nope.
    Why? Look at the profits!
    Is there a way to guarantee that a gamble will pay off and make more profit? If yes then look at it, if no then stick with safe profit which is better than no profit.

    Just look into how his other assets are ran… although he has made funny sounds this year with a potential gamble over player recruitment for one of his sports teams :O

    “I would”
    With all due disrespect, your a Billionaire? You compete with Silent Stan in the world of business? No? You have no idea, you haven’t even researched the guy to try and understand.

    “So the more we give Arsene the more we are at best stuck where are”
    WE give Wenger?
    You mean Silent Stan when you said WE?
    I have made my decision years ago not to spend a penny on AFC until the ownership shows desire to win or get changed, Arsenal keep selling tickets though and making that profit because others have blindly handed over their hard earned cash. Some fans have made a stance while others moan like children and actually do NOTHING.

    “we’re moving backwards and Spurs finishing above us would be just the start of the grand failure”
    Have we dropped out the top 4 and lost CL money?
    Are we making a loss instead of a profit? Is the profit dwindling?

    Moving ‘forward’ is based on what you think forward is, you Muppet. If forward is making more profit then us fans need to stop that perspective and make it so they do not make a profit. Make our forward and their forward the same thing.

    “But if you see Wenger’s comments which I try ignore ever so much, you’d hear the same old story of 10 years ago.”

    Look who left then, look who used to deal with the transfers. Look who dealt with the transfers after Dein left and before Gazidis arrives, it was Wenger alone then and he broke Arsenals own transfer record. That is a FACT.

    What Wenger says is words, his actions speak louder and when he had the opportunity to spend, he spent.
    Gazidis is the guy who said that Wenger has no clue over a players value, he took over Deins role… When it was Dein or Wenger dealing with transfers then Arsenal never made a bid £1 more than a rumored release clause.

    “If you take a look at the papers, the Wenger polls, the banners, the petitions, there is a huge wave of fans who no longer believe he will take us forward and they are speaking their concern because of the past 10 years.”

    The papers… they are not to be taken as a good judge. Should I now find hundreds of stories that they printed but got in trouble for? For now all I shall say is phone hacking.
    The Wenger polls… sheeple are not a good judge on what is good. Hitler? Cameron?
    The banners? I have seen banners about Silent Stan so which banners? Pick and choose what you want to prop up your flimsy argument… pathetic.
    The petitions? Raised by people who think that change.org will force a change at Arsenal are not people I would follow, you can… I read lemmings followed each other off cliffs.
    The past 10 years…. Gazidis. Shame people like you perpetuate the false rumor that it is Wenger who changed over the past 10 years and not the conditions at AFC.

    “Arsenal have become just like what every big company is. A machine ripping off it’s clients, which in this case is us. But worse, there is no indication whatsoever that our concerns will be heard. This summer will be about making decisions as to where we are heading as a business as well as a football club.”

    I agree and I believe the cause for this is the ownership and not the manager, the manager wanted to win things and he did when he had Deins backing, funny how the trophies dried up when Dein was forced out and Wenger no longer had his backing… Can’t be the boards fault, must be wenger…

    I guess we could be sheeple and call for Wenger to be sacked but then how different would we be from banks that change the head figure when sh*t happens and making promises of change… then we see the same sh*t with a new figure head.

    I could point at Villa… they have had several managers yet without the boards support, non of them made the difference that the fans wanted.

    “I don’t believe the fans will make the necessary course of action to fix our problems”
    This is because what you perceive to be the problem and what I perceive to be the problem (along with many others) are DIFFERENT.
    How can we make any course of action when we all want to go our own ways and not work together? Split us up and we have less say… I bet the board love the fact that we are split into AKB and AOB, we become more focused with that than the real issue… The board and owner doesn’t want what we want.

    “Questions, so many questions… What I fear is the most is that I think we all know the answers.”
    The answer is nothing will happen because some fans will want a board and owner who want to win things and will take action if things do not happen while the other fans will just want a new manager without considering the type of man the board will hire next.

    How-ever the answer should be;
    Fans need to unite, we need to address each others issues and try and get a united goal.
    You are unhappy with Wenger? Fine. I am unhappy with Silent Stan.
    Can we agree that Silent Stan/The board will choose the next manager and not us fans?
    If we can agree on that then I think the clear course of action is to focus primarily on Silent Stan.

    I hope for the day where more/most fans are calling for Silent Stans head before Wengers, where we can look forward to a time where we might get a board that has the desire to win things other than a profit records.

    If Wenger can not win the things that a board desires then I want to have faith that the board will take action and get a manager who can win us things.

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  11. AidanGooner

    Listen guys- there’s no guarantees from spending big. Money is no guarantee. By way of illustration: our net spend under Wenger 1996/97-2013/14 was only £11 million & never that big on any summer. It’s now £131.1 million & has significantly changed (except last Summer). So contrary to popular opinion, our transfer policy has enormously changed in recent times- since the stadium build. Spurs by way of another example, were spending massively throughout Wenger’s reign. A net spend of £195,122,500 from 1996/97-2010/11. Since then they have made net profits on transfers, taking it down to £141,422,500, but are doing better than ever in the league.

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