What is fundamentally wrong with Arsenal?
Hello Gooners! Another away game at one of the big boys, another humiliating defeat. We truly are becoming the laughing stock of the Premier League. To me, this game shows exactly what is wrong with our beloved club. We have the talent and the technical abilities to match any teams in the league. We often do it, at home or in the FA Cup. What we lack is passion, commitment, motivation, and quite frankly, heart.
Why is it that teams that have almost no financial resources can go play the big teams away and not get systematically trounced, while we usually concede after 10-15 minutes. Why is it that every year, the same story repeats itself? Defeat at Stoke, humiliation at Liverpool and Chelsea, humiliation against Bayern. I honestly don’t remember the last time we went to a big team and actually showed up. It feels like the players are accepting defeat before the game even starts.
I became an Arsenal fan because of the values of the club, the offensive style of play and because I believe in building teams, not buying them. It is becoming harder every year to keep cheering this team.
Losing is part of the game, and it is acceptable. Losing because you didn’t work, didn’t give your all, and because the other team wanted it more, is simply NOT acceptable.
Our players are talented enough. What they lack is mental strength. How can we change that?