Will the FA cup save Wenger once again or doesn’t it matter at all? by KM
Hello everyone. I am really sorry that I am beginning to sound like a broken record but please bear with this post. So Arsenal are playing Hull on Tuesday night after a nightmare run of games but at least with some encouragement from the Spurs game given the circumstances.
Still though it’s a massive disappointment and drawing with Spurs isn’t something to cheer about in any way. It’s sad that we let ourselves go a man down with a needless tackle from Coquelen highlighting the fact we need to add an alternative DM, because we all know how Flamini and Arteta ended up.
Roll back to 2014 where we were top of the league for most of the season to finish… well fourth! Arsene said his job was saved thanks to an FA cup dramatic comeback. It was really nice to end the trophy drought but I feel like this was just dust in our eyes that covers a problem that runs deeper.
Champions league defeat against the likes of Monaco, the repeated failures against Barcelona, the inability to beat United or Chelsea or… Swansea, no matter what squad they field against us. The lack of transfer activity and the obvious repeat of mistakes despite Wenger claims that he’s learned, are the real issue.
The reason is we’re run as a business. Stan Kroenke doesn’t care if we finish first or fourth, because for him it’s all about numbers. If we can achieve them by being fourth and not buying players, than that’s fine. Big teams though win money by winning trophies, which eventually leads to more fans, more sales, more interest and more money of course.
We do it by the highest ticket prices and the lowest transfer activities. And in Arsene, silent Stan has a man that delivers this, by handling all the negativity on himself in exchange for immortality. Wenger is like that man at the office that does just enough to never be sacked and earns a fair living not really caring that much about the success of the company.
So the owner is just leeching the club as is the board full of old people who’s exact job isn’t really clear. I mean Ed Woodward get’s hammered pretty bad over the United situation. I don’t see Ivan’s face in the media, nor the one of Stan or sir Chips. Abramovich is attending most Chelsea games and he sacked their favourite manager despite the fans appeal to keep him, because they weren’t doing well enough.
He just knows that if we are on profit he is safe. That’s why he never went to Real Madrid, despite Perez wanting him. Had he failed he’d be kicked out and exposed as the fraud manager he is. Wenger is obsessed with football so much he split with his wife! He doesn’t have anything else. He said in an interview that Fergie has his horses, but isn’t it time Arsene finds a new hobby? They say that people need to have at least 3 different interests to not be crazy.
The Arsenal fans rarely express their opinion with boos and banners (who were confiscated at some games so that nobody expresses anything against him – kinda like a dictatorship don’t you think?) but the boiling point is close. Or at least it seems close now, but if Arsene delivers an FA cup a lot of people will forget once again. I was foolish to believe that the FA cup might be the start of trophies rolling in but the reality is, it’s just a tool used to hide the real issue.
What’s the chances of a new owner coming in? Slimmer than those of Wenger leaving by himself if you ask me. Stan won’t sell a well running business while it’s profitable. He hasn’t invested a single penny into this club. Usmanov is deliberately being singled out and doesn’t have a board representative because he’d demand investments and Stan doesn’t want that.
So despite Wengers ongoing failure to win a league title, even when all top teams are shadows of their former selves and the likes of Leicester make his excuses seem like garbage, will anyone stand up and say it’s time to move on. Anyone from the bunch of rich old people on the board to go for change against their boss and their free fountain of money called Arsenal?
I don’t see it, but as the last thing in the pandoras box, it’s the hope that’s left. Hope that something we will change.