The butterfly affect by Toby Leach
Although reports have been doing the rounds regarding Ozil’s new Arsenal contract for a while now its still no clearer as to what is actually holding it up. I have my theory and I think my fellow Gunners deep down know it too, but it’s a bit of a climb down from last seasons stance by fans and so it’s humble pie all round before we can discuss.
Very simply I think we all (myself included!) have underestimated just how much loyalty our players have to Le Prof, and how important it is for him to commit his immediate future before they do.
Ozil and Sanchez are the most pressing cases regarding contracts and I just wondered how we all feel if thier future at the club depends on Wenger’s.
Personally I don’t think it’s about money and at their age and level of quality should both get big paydays to see out their carers at the Emirates. I also don’t think its solely a desire for said players to lift some silverware as between Sanchez and Ozil they have already achieved and won so much on the world stage.
I genuinely believe Wenger committing is what will make them commit and if that is the case then surely we have to except it, but could the hard-core AOB’s make that sacrifice for the good of the club and swallow it?
Of course we have to look like we can genuinely challenge to win things, and I would be happy to call it progress if we came a close second to City in the league this year. I truly believe us and City are a cut above and so would not be happy if anyone else finished above us, but I don’t think they would. Liverpool ship too many goals and the Spuds draw to many games. Chelsea could challenge but now lack leaders for the big games.
We definitely have to make a fist of it in the Champions league though, It’s the one medal missing from Ozil’s collection having come close on several occasions with Real Madrid only for them to win it the season after he left to join us.
A good run in Europe and a serious tilt at the title this season should surely be enough to tie everyone down to seeing out their days at the Emirates including Wenger himself. I hate to admit it but Wenger is Arsenal at the moment as this team still has the umbilical cord attached and wouldn’t progress or survive without him.
There’s just too much love and respect to part the gaffer from his players right now, we have to see this setup through to the end. To whatever end…..