The players seem to love Wenger! By SK
Footballers are known to be very powerful! They are the ones that play the actual game on the pitch and the tactics of any coach will be useless if the players can’t effect it well. A club needs footballers to make it complete! Whenever a club is not doing well, nobody blames the players, everybody blames the coach. That is how powerful a player is! A club may sack 5 different coaches before sacking a player.
Decisions making in a club usually involve the players! Whenever a team plays badly, there is every probability that the coach has lost the dressing room; he has lost the respect of his players who in return are not motivated enough to play with their heart. There have been many stories of how footballers from certain clubs meet with the owners of such clubs, to decide the future of certain coaches. Coaches have been hired and sacked in the Premiership and every other league around the world. Club owners don’t joke with the welfare and opinions of their footballers, especially if such a footballer is world class! But is that what happens at Arsenal?
Alex Iwobi said yesterday : “They need to have a bit more respect, in my opinion.
“I mean, he’s been at the club for 20 years, he’s achieved a lot, obviously they’re a bit impatient with the results and where they want to finish.
“We also want to finish there, we want to win the league like anyone else. I can guarantee we are trying our hardest.
“Whatever happens we are the players, we affect the result. We don’t really look at the banners or what fans are screaming, we focus on trying to do our jobs on the pitch.”
In Arsenal, it seems the coach decides the future of their players. He decides who goes, who stays, who plays and who does not play. No matter how big a player is, if Wenger is not satisfied with you, the bench may be your abode for a while. The contract saga for instance is a good example as to how powerful the Arsenal coach is! Unless he decides if the club should pay Sanchez his demands, Sanchez will leave and Wenger cares less! Oh, what a shame!
Away from the contract issues, has anyone ever noticed that every Arsenal player seems to be in support of Wenger staying as coach of Arsenal? Not a single player has come out to voice his opinion on how the club is being managed! Even our ex-players, who are not going to be punished for bearing their minds, all seem to support Wenger even when they are aware that he has nothing more to offer!
Giroud said: “We want to see Arsene Wenger continue, to continue the adventure, because we support him.
“We hope to win the cup and qualify for the Champions League.”
The likes of Monreal, Ramsey, Iwobi and Giroud have all been reported by the papers to have come out to publicly support their gaffer! There seem to be an unwritten rule that forbids the players from castigating their coach or is it just love for the manager? Until the players actually start exercising their powers, the club may never move forward, will it?