I have finally defected to the Wenger out brigade. Wenger was a great coach but things have changed and we need to adapt or die. Things have changed, leagues are no longer won by great coaches but by how generous the clubs owners are. Financial fair play only exists in Wenger’s world nowhere else. Clubs no longer produce world class players they buy them. Wenger’s penny pinching ways has left us unable to acquire players who can help us return to where we should be.
Worryingly our team is rapidly becoming a joke. Not so long ago Sanchez rejected Liverpool to join us but times have changed our own players are looking at joining Liverpool. Our clubs decline has been rapid from our invincible days, we used to be kings of the EPL then we downgraded to Kings of London – enter Chelsea and now it’s safe to say we can shelve any plans we had for Saint Totteringhams day. We can thank Wenger for that.
Tactically, me never having coached a day in my life, I am puzzled by his tactics. If you have one CB fit in your team why would you choose a formation that requires 3 CB’s. If you have crisis at CB why would you further weaken the team by moving the left wingback to CB compounding our problems by also weakening another area on the pitch.
Our players are unjustly vilified by us supporters for Wenger’s shortcomings, Ozil being the No1 target of our anger. Ozil is often accused of not fighting for the team and being lazy, but you cannot ask Mike Tyson to be peaceful we are simply asking Ozil to be something he is not. I believe if you buy a player you need to understand how that player plays and create a conducive atmosphere for them to thrive. Ozil needs bodyguards behind him and players who can draw defenders to them in front of him. That’s how Ozil will thrive if we give him space to do what he does best. If you want a player who can create and defend then Ozil is not the player you want.
Then there is the cases of Ramsey and Xhaka who are box to box midfielders who lack positional discipline. With my limited understanding of the game a box to box midfielder contributes to both attack and defence but is master of neither. So if you ask them to do one they will be ineffective, these players have to go up and down the pitch to be effective. Arsenal NEEDS a defensive midfielder to allow Ramsey and co to do what they have to and Ozil to do what he does. Sead is not a center back nor is Monreal as well. Wenger is setting them up for failure and that is what they are doing.