There are so many issues surrounding Arsenal football club at the moment that it would take a very long article to list every single concern on the minds of the fans at the moment. From the Alexis Sanchez situation to Wenger’s age old tactics, there are numerous issues that seem to be clear to everyone besides those actually in a position to change it all.
Unfortunately none of us are really in a position to rectify any of these issues and change it for the better at Arsenal; the majority of us are only able to show our continued support for the club, rather than Wenger and co, in hope that some change will arrive in the summer. But despite the many many issues that are surrounding the club right now, one concern more than anything was evidenced during Arsenal’s loss to Liverpool.
Arsene Wenger is totally unable to rally his troops on the pitch and motivate them to change the game. Who knows what happens during the half time period in the Arsenal dressing room. Some have said in the past that Wenger has given inspiring speeches, although I find this hard to believe based on some of the ‘uninspired performances’; whilst others have argued that the dressing room holds a silent atmosphere where players are simply left to reflect on their own performances.
The dressing room is a matter that Wenger is in control of, however it seems that frustration seems to be growing amongst the players. There is a lack of effort, motivation and dare I even say it, but for some players, perhaps a lack of desire to play under Wenger. The Frenchman is unable to inspire his team from the sidelines and this is largely due to his inactivity on the bench.
It’s a matter for opinion, but the only time you’ll really see Wenger on his feet is when he is making a substitution or if he’s disappointed with a refereeing decision. You will rarely see Wenger shouting tactics to his players, which is very disappointing when the game isn’t going your way. The players do the job and are the ones the result is based upon at the end day; however as the manager, Wenger is surely expected to instruct his players throughout the match. The entire game plan cannot be based upon what was spoken prior to kick off and as we’ve seen against Liverpool, with almost two weeks off without a game, how were Arsenal not prepared tactically for their latest match?
It’s easy to blame everything on the manager and sometimes I do think managers in football do get the blame too easily. However when it comes to Arsene Wenger, he should hold his hands up in saying he didn’t make the right decisions and that he has truly taken the club as far as he can now.