We reaped what we sow this summer... by KM
It comes to no surprise as we were humiliated in our first home game this year. Honestly, I didn’t want to say it, but I was expecting us to be beaten. We put one of the weakest squads we’ve put out in recent times and we obviously lost.
Let’s point out a number of things that went wrong – first this game was Arsenal in a nutshell. We missed a penalty, but still opened the score. Then we crumbled at the last minute before half time. The crumble continued until all hope was lost and then we tried to make a heroic comeback that didn’t succeed.
This is because, we didn’t address the real problem. We needed 4 players – a CB, a Striker, a DM and a Winger. We added only one of the four and he didn’t event start the game. United bought the 4 players they needed. City bought what they needed. I mean it is no coincidence what happened. It’s sad but there still are a lot of people with blind faith in Arsene, but this could well be his last season. Sadly though, he is everything around here, and I believe he’ll only leave when he wants.
The real problem is lessons are always thought the hard way at Arsenal, but worse we never learn. We need Mustafi ASAP, as well as Lacazzete and Draxler. Will we buy any of the three is uncertain. There is literally no excuse for this. We had to prepare better and expect what could happen and we didn’t. Instead we rely that the Ox and Theo would finally come good in year 6 and 11 of their attempts to do so.
I am careless about Arsenal these days. There’s nothing to be excited about. No new manager, no new players… Everything is stale. I’d like to know why Theo took the penalty and not Sanchez? Even the missed penalty showed lack of character. It was a bad kick with not enough power and easy for the keeper. We had a number of mistakes in defence before they scored, but did we learn? Why did we foul Coutinho with his back on goal?
Why did we lead ourselves to the place where young Rob Holding had to be our CB… Couldn’t we have put Monreal there and play Gibbs on the left. Put some experience out there, the season is starting and we concede 4 at home. We are a laughing stock. We are not an elite club.
Ask yourself these questions when you step onto the Emirates next time – What is Arsenal about? Why do I come to the games? Are the money spent on a season ticket worth what I’m seeing? How many more chances does Wenger deserve realistically based on the last 10 years?
I believe deep inside you all know the real answer, but you just don’t want to accept the truth! Just like Arsene doesn’t.