Arsene is not leaving Arsenal for good or bad. by Konstantin Mitov
I am not Arsene biggest supporter and I strongly believe that on most recent (and ever so repeating) evidence it is the time for him to step down. Still I really cannot see it happening. There are a number of well known reasons for that.
First, he has 100% backing of the Board. Arsene has the Board in his pocket. He delivers money for a lot of old people with unknown roles at Arsenal. Seriously what do our board members do? I’m not going to calculate their average age too, because it is just embarrassing how much we lack forward thinking.
This is a scandalously large topic on the lack of fresh faces on both the board and the coaching staff, but recently players have come out and questioned the managers tactics like Koscielny did for the Chelsea game ‘I think we played some players in front of others and I think we should have played more as a team and there was space to do so’.
This brings another huge point – players don’t trust the manager that much. We have quality players and they know that among themselves, but Arsene is outdated and everyone knows this. The players faces when we go a goal down say it all! We have no clear idea how we want to play or approach games and Arsene has no clue after the game as to why we lost.
Nobody holds responsibility at this football club. When was the last time Arsene said ‘Ok, my fault, I got it wrong’. Conte said “We have to be a good team not only on paper” after we beat them 3:0 which seems like ages ago. Klopp took responsibility for the bad results at Liverpool as he should! With us it’s always misfortune, the grass, the referee, I mean Arsene’s reputation with other managers is not that great.
The fact our star players haven’t signed new contracts is a question of not just money. It’s ambition that’s lacking. They’ve been at Barca and Madrid and they know the pressure of having to win at all cost. Here we take defeats like a winter breeze. It hurts for a bit, but once you’re home it’s all good. We don’t learn lessons.
But to summarise all of those points, Arsene cares little about any of them. Neither does he care about the fans who fight in the stands and have been slowly but surely turning on him in the past 5 years. We’re just told to shut up and keep throwing money at the club. We moved to the Emirates to compete, to become a modern super club! It looks like we moved to make more money for already rich people.
There are rumours of Allegri and boy do I hope there just any sort of truth to it, but look what does Arsene have? He split with his wife, partially because of football. He loves the game and I couldn’t question his desire to help the club, but I think his capabilities won’t take us any further.
Still, he loves power and he has it all at Arsenal. No other big club would treat him as well as we do, nor will he enjoy the joy of being invincible like he is now. He will decide when to leave and it won’t be now. He most probably wants to retire a champion, but sadly this won’t happen either.