Quality helped us roll over vacant WBA, but have you seen the stadium so empty? by KM
Hello, hello! We won a game! Congratulations 5 in 14 is it? That’s pretty good I guess. We’re close to the top 4 now, but we still mathematically need 3 wins in 4 and we’ll definitely at least 4th!. I guess job done Arsene, well played, get top 4 this season and another 3 years are baking on your contract.
The game? We played a typical Arsenal game at the end of the season. The quality we have overdid a vacant West Brom and two goals from Alexis were enough to see us through with some chances missed. And to make it even more predictable West Brom almost scored twice from set pieces.
So I am seriously asking this question – are you bored? All of Arsenals seasons are like a movie remake – in the 12th time, you kinda hope it would end different, but you just know the script. It’s like the new Star Wars (SPOILER ALERT) with the usual father son issue and the Death Star. We are a read book. Everyone knows what happens, people can even predict when we will collapse.
This is the true reason there were so many empty seats, no matter how much Arsene tries to blame it on other things. Arsenal used to be a team of vision. We had a vision of moving to a new stadium and relying on young players. It failed, and we moved to the british core idea, that well failed again. So after we rolled in the cash and people from the board came with bold statements like “we can buy any player other than Messi and Ronaldo”, we signed nobody but Cech and the outcome is familiar.
Look, I am all up for supporting the squad. The fans can be that 12th man that pushes a team forward, but I really don’t see how we could just pass by whats happening. There is no plan for the summer. We will likely do our business at the very end if things don’t go our way once again and as the script suggests, it’s just how it will be.
Ronald Koeman or Simeone needs to be given the summer to work out a plan, get the players and his vision so we could actually change something. This will not happen though. Arsene was at Ivan’s interview for his job, do you think Ivan would sack him? He is just another man in Wenger’s pocket. Arsene will begin next season as usual.
A lot of people feel sorry for Arsene and feel he deserves more credit for what he did and he has done quite a lot for this club for sure. But you can just look at the Brazilian girls he was playing beach football with, the places he attends for being a public personality and his 8 million salary. Any of us would be lucky to have that kind of a life, but take in mind that one by one Wenger’s achievements have been falling apart.
Arsene recently lost cup ties to lower tier teams which never happened for 16 years, he barely scraped past the group stages, he’s likely to finish below Spurs and the top 4 is yet to be decided. The warning signs are there. They have been for years, we just chose to ignore them. And if a few wins at the end of the season secure a top 4 finish and that settles the unrest that is emerging now, than we deserve nothing other than having Wenger for as long as possible.
I feel that this time though it won’t be as easily forgotten. We all know how the summer will turn out. All the promises of Kantes and Marhez and Benzema are just like they were in previous years with other big names. Wenger will not make the necessary transfers. I’d be happy if he makes half of the right transfers, because this season we made only 1 signing for gods sake.
But even if a parallel universe crosses this one and he does sign everything he needs, he’d still throw away the title, because it’s what Arsene does. We had the quality to win it this season. No money excuses, no bad luck, we even had enough players to cover the injury crisis. It’s another matter that Arsene doesn’t want to play Campbell, for example, who has been one of our best players, just because for some reason he doesn’t like him.
This win was important. The Champions league is a must for all clubs aiming to be at the top. As boring as I sound, like a broken record, the patient Arsenal fan will bear with another article in this manner and I am sorry that I have to repeat myself, but until we address the real problem, I feel like a review on a game where 15 of the 22 players on the pitch looked like they are already on holiday is just pointless while Arsene is delusionally happy with the top 4.
Enjoy your Friday!