Arsenal fans must beware of Man United’s demise by JH
I think if you asked every Arsenal fan in the world, to name one club that has brought them the most joy in the last 3 years, without picking Arsenal, I would suggest nearly everyone would go for Manchester United.
Since the serial title winner Sir Alex Ferguson left what was, undeniably, the biggest club in England, they have broken records left and right;
They went from Premier League champions to finishing 7th, meaning Man Utd would have no European football of any kind.
They lost 3 games in a row for the first time in over a decade.
They finished with their worst ever Premier League points tally.
They failed to win the opening 3 games of a Premier league season for The first time.
For the first time ever in the Premier league, Man Utd took a two goal lead in a game but still ended up losing.
They lost their first home game of the season for the first time in over 40 years.
This season they lost four successive league games for the first time since the 60s.
Now to be sure, this does make entertaining reading, the fact is no ordinary football fan likes Man Utd, that’s an undeniable fact. But another fact is that somehow the biggest club in England has now become a joke. SAF retired in glory, but since then they have been a shadow.
You could say this is a careful what you wish for article, AOBs want Wenger gone, some AKBs have even begun to switch their allegiance, but very few think of what the consequences would be.
Most AOBs would tell you when Wenger leaves we will get a world class manager who will spend £200 million and win the title immediately, but wasn’t LVG supposedly a “world class manager”? He has spent over £250 million, and what do they have to show for it? The most expensive Premier league player ever, shipped out to France after a year, a fast aging Bastian Schweinsteiger, £25 million Depay who is more focused on living the big lifestyle than football.
For some reason our fans think Pep would be a shoe-in for the Arsenal job. The man has his pick, he will not necessarily pick us. Moreover what reason have we been given to believe we will go for a top manager who will demand money to spend? Who can say we won’t go for Arsenal hero Henry? Or unknown unproven Dragan Stoijkovic?
We don’t know what the board are thinking. Right now we have a world class manager (yes he is) who has proven he can attract the big players (Cech, Ozil, Sanchez, yes he can). Now I am not going to sit here and write that AW doesn’t have his flaws, of course he does; he is too trusting of his players; he rates Giroud too highly; he won’t spend over the odds to buy a game changing player. But everyone has flaws, Jose is arrogant and plays horrible football, Pep is a short term solution, Henry is inexperienced and unproven.
Perhaps the board are already doing as I say, perhaps they have thought of replacing AW with someone they think can, and will, buy the right people to win the league, whatever the cost. But maybe now they are looking at Man Utd, they see the difference between United before and after SAF and they are petrified of the consequences of such an action.
Now reading this you may think to yourselves typical AKB rubbish, you are wrong. I feel if he fails to win the league this season, he has earned the right to walk away. There are no excuses for coming 3rd or 2nd. Right now everyone is returning to fitness in time for our final push. AW has time and money to purchase a player to help with winning the title although it looks as if he is going to gamble that we have enough. It is my opinion that it is Wenger’s job he is wagering not just our hopes. But before action we must assess our options, we must carefully and meticulously analyse every target and be sure they are the right choice, because get it wrong and Manchester United will not be the only fallen giant in the premier league.
What do you think? Do Arsenal need to be careful before cutting Wenger lose? Or are we so desperate for change that perhaps a kneejerk reaction would be best?
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