What are the Arsenal targets and who takes responsibility? by KM
Hello fellow Gooners! So as of late, our usual season collapse has occurred and the topic has already somewhat shifted to transfers and hopes for next season, as the FA cup is the last thing left for us to fight for till the end of the season.
We might end up in the semis if we go past a tricky Watford side, who’ve done very well coming from the championship, but they’ve really failed to get results against the big teams, and I put it down to the fact they’re still learning, because they were close to getting points off the big boys on a few occasions.
On his press-conference before the game, Arsene spoke about the injuries and it looks like Gabriel and Per might be available and Koscielny will be training soon, so we might survive the defensive disaster, but questions still remain.
Wenger also said it’s too early to judge if the FA cup is the only trophy we could win this year, but you have to feel like it is. And sad thing is that while the FA cup has erased the drought, but it has also masked the real problem.
What is the direction at Arsenal? Do we target titles, or just the top 4? Kinda feels like the latter. When you play football manager, at the start of the season you set targets, and kinda every team does. Leicester had a target of 40 points to survive for example.
I can imagine the talk between Ivan and Arsene would be like this “IG: Same as last year? AW: No problem.” I mean we’re just a wallet for our owner. He doesn’t really care if we win something or not as long as we roll in the dollar bills.
But I feel like the players do and the Ozil and Sanchez contract situation will speak volumes of our ambition, which is unlikely to change. Who will take the responsibility? Arsene said he is bored of the questions about his future, but I’d like him to explain why we failed for the title this season again?
We have accepted mediocrity, it’s why we are still standing where we were 5 years ago. Paul Scholes slammed United after Liverpool destroyed them in the EL and he said that they’re turning into Arsenal, which is sad but true as Metallica would say.
The problem with us dates back to 2014 and that 3 year extension. I mean one year ok, two at max, but 3? Based on what? With the lack of top quality managers available do you see us going all in for Mourinho? Hardly happening. Same with Simeone.
So if we get past Watford and face Chelsea in the semis at Wembley? I can see us losing it just like at the Emirates, because it’s their only hope of a trophy and we’re mentally jaded against them. What will be the excuse then?
We’re in a tricky situation, but even if Arsene delivers the FA Cup, a new contract extension shouldn’t be even considered unless supreme improvements are made, which is unlikely. I want to see the direction of this football club and where it is pointing at right now!
But what I’m seeing so far is a movie we’ve all seen so many times before. It’s a big summer for Arsenal! Hopefully there’s a twist in the plot that nobody expects!