Posted on April 11, 2016 by ADMIN

Why Leicester title win proves Arsenal boss was right

I sincerely hope that Arsene Wenger is planning some big Arsenal transfer plans set for this summer and I believe that the Frenchman will have been stung enough by the heavy fire aimed at him by Arsenal fans and the football media alike for dropping the ball this year and failing to take advantage of the unexpected struggles of Chelsea, Man City and Man United.

I am gutted about the Gunners not being the club to take advantage, of course, and I do believe that Wenger being more proactive in the summer and winter transfer windows could have made a difference. However, I think it is a bit unfair that the media have piled it all on Arsenal while the massive spending clubs seem to have got away with it.

And if you think about it, the triumph of the underdogs Leicester City has actually proved the Frenchman right, because for years he has been saying that it is not all about spending money on big name transfers. He has spoken about having the right balance of players and the right blend of personalities in the dressing room.

Claudio Ranieri may have been very fortunate to be able to call on the same small core of players for almost every league game but good luck to him and the Foxes have certainly proved that team spirit and the right tactics can overcome an expensive but perhaps not well balanced group of star names.

So I am not looking for Arsenal to make wholesale changes in the summer, but I do expect the boss to make a few big transfers to add the right quality and cover to stop the problems that hurt us so badly in the middle section of this season. What do you guys want from the summer?

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21 thoughts on “Why Leicester title win proves Arsenal boss was right

  1. ArseOverTit

    Wenger down the euro tunnel please!

    Can you grant my request?

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  2. SoOpa AeoN

    Leicester’s win proves Arsene wenger’s idiosyncrasy

    Can’t come up with money as the excuse now

    “Mr cohesion” should simply walk away with his tails behind his Legs…..A decade of no EPL ambition….where’s the pride in that?

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    1. almostawinner

      half-right: it is possible.

      half-wrong: others can do it, but wenger cant do it (any more).

      he’s already had enough chances. not buying last summer: unforgiveable statement of lack of ambition, lack of execution.

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  3. SoOpa AeoN

    “And if you think about it, the triumph of the underdogs Leicester City has actually proved
    the Frenchman right, because for years he has been saying that it is not all about spending money on big name transfers. He has spoken about having the right balance
    of players and the right blend of
    personalities in the dressing room”.

    Nonsense…. It’s one thing to SPEAK (wenger too good at sweet talking) bout Cohesion and right balance , blend, personality, players and all other Boo-boo

    another to actually do as u say and make things happen!

    #TalkIsCheap#

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  4. gooner tetra

    wenger is right.
    Even juventus atletico madrid and dortmund dont rely on splashing cash in order to be good.
    It now depends on the quality of the manager and the board which sadly we are lacking there

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    1. AidanGooner

      In fairness, that’s not really a good comparison. Dortmund are pretty much fighting one other club for the title- it’s a far less competitive league than the Prem. German footballers are damn good, up there with the best around. Dortmund have a massive following- the largest average home attendances in all of Europe. Many of the amazingly talented young Germans who won the title for Dortmund, were always going to end up at Bayern or Dortmund- Hummels, Reus, Gotze, Gundogan, Bender etc. Is it really that big an achievement that they won the title twice in recent memory? You might argue they have underachieved. Athletico- I see them as having a similar philosophy in the transfer market to what Wenger historically has had (pre-stadium move & big signings- Ozil/Sanchez, in particular so far). For all the hidden gems & youth players with raw potential Wenger & his Arsenal scouts has been able to uncover, Atletico were doing similar things but having to adhere to different rules. In England to sign a Non-EU National you must apply for a work permit which will be granted under the following circumstances: The player must have player for his country in at least 75% of its competitive A team matches of which he was available for selection, during the two years preceding the date of the application. The player’s country must be at or above 70th place in the official FIFA world rankings when averaged over the two years preceding the date of the application. Atletico being in Spain were not subject to this restriction and most of their best and often bargain signings have been up and coming, young South Americans. Their title win was a very good achievement, but they could do things we could not. Obviously things are getting even harder in that regard in England, with the FA policy that insists on having a certain amount of Home Grown (wonderfully gifted, English) players in the squad.

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  5. SoOpa AeoN

    “And if you think about it, the triumph of the underdogs Leicester City has actually proved the Frenchman right, because for years he has been saying that it is not all about spending money on big name transfers. He has spoken about having the right balance of players and the right blend of personalities in the dressing room”.

    Nonsense…. It’s one thing to SPEAK (wenger too good at sweet talking) bout Cohesion and right balance , blend, personality, players and all other Boo-boo

    another to actually do as u say and make things happen!

    #TalkIsCheap#

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    1. Rare Admirall

      #TalkIsCheap#
      I second that SoOpa!
      8 million a year and all you have to show is some talent for re-arranging words and sentences!
      Gunner Please!

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  6. rkw

    What the Leicester and spurs season prove is that there are plenty of quality managers out there who can deliver more thann 4th place with squads that are inferior to ours … Time for a change where it counts

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  7. ThirdManJW

    I don’t think any criticism of Arsenal is unfair when one considers our atrocious record in major competitions – no major trophy in 12 years, and counting. The 04/05 season was the last time we even managed a top two finish in the league, and Arsenal haven’t faired much better in Europe, having not even made a quarter-final for six years! Not only do Arsenal not win major trophies any more, we don’t even challenge for them.

    Another reason why Arsenal take more flak than the other big teams, is because they have all been winning major trophies and at the very least, challenging for them almost every season. Because of this, I think they’re allowed the odd poor season here and there. Also, these teams are constantly proactive in dealing with poor seasons, which in turn brings renewed optimism for the fans and gives these clubs a chance to progress. What I mean by this, is that the clubs have changed managers many times down the years to try and improve. Man City and Chelsea have already replaced their manager’s, Man Utd will most likely sack Van Gaal, Spurs recently changed manager’s and so have Liverpool.

    Whilst Arsenal refuse to make any managerial changes, and continue to charge their fans for mediocre football, more than any other club, then they deserve as much criticism as possible.

    Finally, Leicester winning the league will ultimately prove how bad Wenger is. Yes, he may be proven right – you don’t need to spend hundreds of millions to win a major trophy, but clearly you need something, otherwise Leicester wouldn’t be on the verge of completing such a feat. From a managerial perspective, I would say that something is: having a well balanced team, being a good motivator, employing good tactics and having the right players for the system that Ranieri wants to play. All things that Wenger consistently gets wrong. Leicester have been very lucky in terms of injuries, but even so, they still shouldn’t be where they are, unless Ranieri was doing things right.

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  8. SoOpa AeoN

    “And if you think about it, the triumph of the underdogs Leicester City has actually proved the Frenchman right, because for years he has been saying that it is not all aboutspending money on big name transfers. He has spoken about having the right balance of players and the right blend of personalities in the dressing room”.

    And for longer than a decade, wenger couldn’t find the right players nor balance nor cohesion

    and he thinks this justifies anything?…He thinks he should be Let off the hook?

    AppaLing stuff!

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  9. ger burke

    for me this season has proven for once and for all …. anybody but wenger .

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  10. ArseOverTit

    “He has spoken about having the right balance of players and the right blend of personalities in the dressing room.”

    Didn’t get that right either did he!?

    I love the way that some people on here love to put a positive ‘spin’ on everything in some transparent attempt to cover up wengers obvious failings.

    It’s like he has an army of spin doctors on here Ffs!

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  11. jonm

    For the last 21 years the PL has been won by arsenal, manu, manc and chelsea. Manc and chelsea have only won since sheik mansour and abramovich poured money in. Arsenal have not won it since building the new stadium. Manu are one of the richest clubs in the world. So for 21 years it has been wealthy clubs who have won the PL.

    This year is different , manc, manu and chelsea have been poor for a variety of reasons. We have demonstrated that we do not have the mentality to win the PL. Leicester and tottenham have capitalised on the situation. However I think that by 2017/8 season it will again be the rich clubs dominating. Next season may be more open as the rich clubs strengthen their teams.

    How will arsenal fare? I do not know. Will Kroenke realise that to grow the Arsenal brand we need to challenge for championships and occasionally win them? Or will Kroenke stay with the aim of 3/4 th place and last 16 in CL.

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    1. almostawinner

      dont you guys think the brand has suffered significantly in last 3 -5 years ?

      even by kroenke’s metric , we are going in the wrong direction.

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      1. Rare Admirall

        It is true it has suffered over the years,the best way to grow the brand and worldwide for that matter is to try and actually win the most titles as possibly as your resources can afford you.
        For crying out loud this is a football club not entirely a commercial entity.The investors (read fans) must surely see some tangible return for their faith in a team that is supposed to be top top top,and that’s not to say that they (the fans) are clueless glory hunters.
        The club could borrow a leaf from Barca,me thinks. I mean why you always want to be fourth best yet you can be the top top top one.
        Then again it is clear that the ambitions of the club at this moment in time are not fully aligned to the aspirations and hopes of all Arsenal die hard fans all over the world,are they?

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        1. jonm

          Example of this is last summer transfer window. We all know that we needed a wc striker and cover for le coq. However payments of £30m were due on existing players contracts, basically deferred patments to their previous clubs.

          Money was not available from current expenditure and no money made available from cash reserves so no players bought.

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  12. summerbreez

    There is football and then there is rugby and teams that play the mix for the westhams and the Leicesters long balls pushing and shoving for me its rugbyfoot you can talk all you want about tactics but an ugly game is an ugly game the amount of injuries we suffer is a direct result of the ugly game I support Arsenal cause the Arsenal are not ugly they play attractive football messi would have no legs if he had played against some of these savages

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  13. DennisTheMenace

    …. so lets take out an open top bus parade after leicester wins the league

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