I have a dream…. by ArseOverTit
It’s of a Arsenal manager who at the start of the new season has ensured that a squad of sufficient quality and depth has been put in place by scouting players in positions where the team has been found to be lacking in the previous season. This is a basic requirement, no?
Equally specialist and dedicated coaching staff who are allowed to contribute for the better functioning of the team are in place working on areas like defense, midfield and attack. After all one man can’t dictate everything, surely?
With this in place the tactically aware manager would select from his large and talented pool of players to fit within a system of play dependent on the opposition where players are utilised in their natural positions. This makes sense doesn’t it?
If said plan does not seem to work during a game then the astute manager would (before it’s too late) implement a plan B so to attempt to avoid defeat. Fundamental stuff eh?
If players continue to underperform, make stupid mistakes, not reach their potential, lack spirit or be perpetually injured then the manager will not continue to select them (or give them new contracts) but will in fact release them. Sounds logical right?
Still, back in the real world (or should I say twilight zone) this is, and has been for too long a time not been the case at AFC (Arsene’s Failing Club)..
Our manager has failed to provide these basic foundations and competencies.
The Board seem okay with the status quo, as of course is our outdated and past his best manager (thank you but it’s time to part company). Are we the fans satisfied considering we are the fifth richest club in the WORLD?