We might miss the top 4 this year, despite FA cup progress. by Konstantin Mitov
So we got past Sutton, because well, they are amateur footballers. Still We didn’t play a particularly good game and some people, including Arsene Wenger seem to think that we will get away with it every time, but as all the games against better sides in the last 3 months have shown, it isn’t going to work.
I’m really fearing for the season. The whole atmosphere around the club is bad. Fans outside the Sutton ground were singing “Wenger out”! It will get much worse with every defeat that comes our way. Arsene just sits on the bench. He doesn’t influence the game! All he tries to do is moan to the ref when we concede. He not once took responsibility for a defeat. Things won’t change for the better unless he goes.
You could see players who seem unwilling to play for this club. Reports say Lucas Perez will leave in the summer and I would leave too on his place. The guys record is incredible for the limited time he gets, still though Arsene would play other players in front of him because of sentiment. He’d play Iwobi and with all my respect and I do like him he is not ready to carry Arsenal on his shoulders.
Actually sentiment is why we are still stuck with Arsene in the first place. What saved him so many years was the fact that other teams weren’t that good. With the emergence of City and the fact that Liverpool and Tottenham are now on a much better level, we are going to face the toughest top 4 scrap battle we’ve seen so far. And unless our form against bigger clubs miraculously turns up, we’re heading for 6th place.
Top players don’t wanna sign new contracts, the players who actually put in a shift like Danny and Lucas don’t play, the Ox is moved around, despite playing good in the middle. We keep players like Ramsey and Walcott because of sentiment rather than quality, we have Mesut Ozil, who despite putting pictures with the Arsenal crest over his face, still don’t turn up for a big game and the manager not once dares to drop him even from games where everyone knows he won’t deliver.
The manager is playing the game of “I won’t tell you that I’ll sign”, but I’m 99% certain he will and then what? If he misses the top 4 which is bound to happen if our abysmal performances continue, can he handle it? Will he handle another transition like the one that happened when Fabregas, Nasri and Van Persie left? I don’t think so.
Bayern was the real test and we got walked over. Beating amateur footballers is not enough to convince me that we are good enough. If the fans don’t react, nobody will. We are the only people that actually care about anything other than money. If we don’t do it, we’re only hoping Usmanov will make a move for the club, but even if he does Kroenke won’t sell. We need change, more than ever before!