Wenger has to win the title now or just leave Arsenal for good. by KM
Hello folks. International breaks. I mean what a dull time for all football fans. I literally have zero friends who think it’s a good idea to have those breaks now. Everything is pretty much decided and we hope to survive the international injury storm. But that does not mean we have no topics to discuss.
Leave Arsenal for a second and look at the league. Arsenal are just 2 points off Manchester City who started the league with 5 straight wins and looked like clear front runners. Fast forward to week 7 and you have a Manchester United squad full of dodgy players with a 19 years old striker already marked as the new Henry top. And if it wasn’t for Newcastle’s complete capitulation in 15 minutes, who knows if we wouldn’t have been top of the league.
Liverpool sacked Rodgers, which shows you the reality of this league. He had one almost-champions season but that’s not good enough. He lost his best players in two successive years and failed to replace them accurately despite spending nearly 300 millions. The decision is spot on and Klopp will be announced by Friday. He build a fantastic project in Dortmund for peanuts and dominated Bayern for two years which is an immense achievement.
The pressure is on for him now. He’ll get immediate support from the media and the fans for his charismatic personality and his fast-paced football, but the jury is still out if he can do it under the expectations that will come with him. But we already have a manager that fails to live up to the expectations and that’s the special one – Jose Mourinho, who is the next candidate for the sack.
Carlo Ancelotti has been spotted in England and I have a sneaky feeling he might make a return to the Bridge when Mourinho goes. Anyway though, in this roller coaster of top clubs searching for their identities, Arsene is sitting here with 200 million in the bank and more years managing in England than the rest of the top 6 clubs managers have COMBINED!
If we fail to win against Bayern at home, what the Skysports pundits said after the United game makes sense. Just sit with the owners, tell them we are sacking the champions league and going for the title. I mean those 200 millions that as a member of the Arsenal board (not me) said would bring “any player other than Ronaldo and Messi” to the club, would surely cover the loss of money from the CL. But Wenger is immune to the sack so that conversation might not be necessary.
The stage is set for Arsene to do it or let the job to someone who can. Beating United was great, fantastic, but it doesn’t remove the fact we don’t have a backup option for Coquelin, and Bayern Munich will be a reality check for our dodgy defense, as well as our new striker Theo Walcott. I love Theo and against some oppositions it works. He works hard for the role, harder than I’ve seen him ever before.
Anyway though. The excuses are dried up now. Wenger finally has all he can ask for and failing to deliver can only go down to his own inability to do so. He simply has to win it now. That’s me done for today. Have a great day.