Most Arsenal fans have spent the last day, or the last few weeks if you want to look at it that way, tearing our hair out in frustration and feeling angry that the Gunners look like blowing our best chance of winning the Premier League in years due to the same old failings.
A limp performance like the one against Chelsea, mistakes at crucial times from key players at both ends of the pitch and the age old problem of injury problems and Arsene Wenger seeming to be the only man on the planet that thinks his Arsenal squad has enough quality and quantity.
Another problem is the attitude and I think it comes from the top and filters down to the players and everyone at the club. The words of the Welsh international midfield star Aaron Ramsey just highlights the problem for me as he was reported by the Arsenal website after the draw with Southampton that it was just not meant to be.
Rambo said, “It’s obviously disappointing to draw the game. We want to win our home games and we felt like we needed to bounce back from having lost against Chelsea. It wasn’t to be today. We’re obviously gutted but there’s still a long way to go and we’ll have to bounce back now.
“[Forster] had a very good game. He pulled off some really good saves and we couldn’t beat him today. We have to move on now.”
I get the distinct impression that our major shareholder ‘Silent’ Stan Kroenke is not really all that bothered if Arsenal win the title or not, as long as the money keeps rolling in. Why else would he be content for Wenger to keep his job for so long without success?
The manager seems more intent on his own footballing philosophy than actually winning things and the players seem to accept draws and defeats with a bit of a shrug. Is this the major stumbling block to Arsenal being champions? And what can be done to change it?