Arsene has a massive game against Liverpool by KM
It’s been a quiet week for Arsenal, but one that gave us a much needed break. Time to freshen up some heads, get a quick break and come back with the necessary focus to play Liverpool.
This game is huge for us because a win would give us a great hand up on a struggling Liverpool side. Nevertheless though Liverpool tend to turn up for the big games, something we at Arsenal tend to flop. And you can label me negative but I hardly see us going there with an attitude that would get us anything out of the game.
First of all, I’m not sure all players really care for Arsenal or their next club more. Sanchez is leaving 90%, Ozil’s future hangs tied to the one of Arsene and the mood in the squad is low. Lucas is unhappy and understandably so and Danny Welbeck, despite being awesome gets rare and limited game time.
As I said in previous articles about which players would miss Arsene, Ramsey has come out to say players ‘let the manager down’. I think the boss let himself down once again by believing in false ideas and players. Reports say he’s denied 30m a year from China and if that is true it only boosts the idea that it’s the power he loves, not the money.
The real problem for Arsene is United, City and Spurs all showed signs of revitalisation. What saved his top 4 record so many years was lack of real competition. It was usually either Liverpool, Chelsea or Man U having a real bad season but now all teams look at a similar pace and it will come down to quality, which is where Arsene is behind these days.
The Liverpool game will speak volumes about our desire and I expect to see exactly what we always do – crumble. The negativity around a club can be resolved by changing the manager and you can look at Leicester as a prime example. The champions sacked a manager iconic to their history in order to save the season and they destroyed Liverpool.
Hull City changed managers and despite their awful situation off the pitch and the fact they sold one of their best players, you can see some life in them. Swansea also show improved signs of life. And change of manager can change a top team too – just look at Chelsea!
Rumours say Allegri and I really want to believe it’s true, but those rumours come from sources like the Metro and the sun. I fear we will let the season go to hell, but is the top 4 really that important? We’re super rich anyway, but United attracted the likes of Ibrahimovic, Di Maria and Pogba without CL football, but I doubt we’ll go with the cash out approach to attract players.
That’s why it’s important for us to keep our silly top 4 record. To give a possible new manager a platform with a better starting point. That’s only if we opt for change, which I still refuse to believe! If we don’t top 4 or not doesn’t really matter to me. Arsene has lost his credibility on evidence of the past 10 years for me and if we miss out on the top 4 it will only hurt him, his ego and it will be a reflection of his unwillingness to leave when he should.
Arsene has nowhere to hide if he fails at Anfield. Klopp, who does a remarkable job with average players over there is under pressure. Arsene shows what happens to you when there’s no pressure. You stop progressing. A defeat at the northwest will only add more weight to his free fall.
I’m repeating myself here but he has no good move other than to announce as soon as possible that he’ll leave at the end of this season.