So Wenger kept us all waiting for months upon months knowing full well that he was staying but could not announce it after all the hostility around the club due the team being so poor – and all that is down to Wenger.
He builds, trains & picks the teams to play each game to a way he wants it to be played but that doesn’t work these days so he blames the fans for being a disgrace, plus his own contract negotiations distracted from what was needed to be done on the field. Funny how this has all turned around in his favour after one game… no wonder the club will never get change or go forward, doing the same thing over & over again expecting different results is madness… Fact! He needs to leave for the good of the club but obviously hes here to stay unfortunately…
He’s not the only problem, as Silent Stan has the say on who goes or stays & hes happy enough making money (his shares have doubled in £££) all the while we falter like every single one of his other sports teams, check it up I don’t have to explain it. That the board have not even planned for Wenger leaving says a lot. Unambitious to win titles & lets Wenger have all the power to run his club so he can sit back & count his billions!! He doesn’t want to invest, anything spent now will be our own made profit from this season to spend, not out of his pocket or his investment! He needs to go – but again wont happen.
But we are where we are, so what happens now? Do the fans say this is it, they are both here to stay long term & continue with mediocre around the club? What happens now with transfers in/out, coaches in & out at the club, targets for the season? Still a lot to answer for.. All covered by a single game is what annoys me the most.
Europa League – Winnable? I really don’t think this team could win it but would like to have that on our main target, to win along with the League Title, but maybe too ambitious for Stan & Wenger! Maybe semi final, top 4 in League are our real targets along with all the money with making top4 in every competiton.
We need changes to players to free up wages & fees to make wholesale changes to the inflated squad of mediocrity that we have at our disposal;
Ospina,5m – £50,000
Debuchy,5m – £70,000
Jenko, 5m – £40,000
Gibbs, 5m – £50,000
Wilshere, 15m – £90,000
Theo, 20m – £110,000
Giroud, 15m – £90,000
Sanogo, 5m – £20,000
Chambers, Woj, Campell all back from loan to replace Debuchy, Ospina & Sanogo. We have LB as Gibbs replacement in Kolasinac from Shalke for free. Look at the wages freed up, the average for this is likely roughly £500,000 per week. Take Ozil’s 140k rise in wage, Ox’s too, so at least 50k on top of his 60k already & if possible Sanchez’ 160k rise in wage would spend £360k/£500k & this is before any money transfers in, roughly again on average about £80m.
Apparently we have £120m as our budget so add the £80m makes £200m to spend on trasnfers with also £140k in wages freed up along with new massive contracts for Chamberlain, Ozil & Sanchez.
Who do we bring in?
Walcott > Mahrez – £30m
Giroud > Lacazette – £50m
Wilshere > Naingolan – £40m
If Sanchez leaves then Lemar from Monaco for about £30m. That’s not a lot spent and our squad with, maybe these signings, would do us the world of good & breathe some new life in to this club as it is needed. Squad;
Cech, Woj, Martinez
Bellerin, Holding, Mustafi, Boss, Gabriel, Chambers, Nacho, Kolasinac & Per (wont play much, Exp)
Coq, Naingolan, Xhaka, Ozil, Ramsey, Elneny & Cazorla (wont play much, Exp)
Mahrez, Ox, Campbell & Perez.
Lacazette, Welbz, Sanchez (Lemar, LW also, both of them can play there on wing)
Now thats a team to start rebuilding with. If something like this doesn’t happen then please Usmanov get this yank out and start making us great again!