When signing a new coach may not solve Arsenal’s problems. by Lagos Gooner
Hello family; why is it taking this long for Arsenal to get a new coach? What is delaying the appointment? Money? New signings or control of the team?
Last weekend, while watching our game against Norwich, I overheard two passionate Arsenal fans discussing Arsenal and what they felt the problem was. While one posited that Arsenal’s problem was that of a good coach; the other felt getting a new coach would not solve our problems. According to him, Arsenal’s problems can be addressed with the transfer window. He strongly felt Arsenal knew how to solve the problems but they are refusing to do just that, for reasons best known to them.
Now, let us analyze it this way; why would a fan feel the board of directors at Arsenal are intentionally refusing to solve the very visible problems at the club? Is it a case of trying to be financially prudent at the expense of building a title winning team? Or is it just a case of the board of directors being too scared of Arsenal’s success and losing the team to a richer investor?
When Wenger was coach of Arsenal, every transfer window was not adequately utilized; we were either over-strengthening a part of the team at the expense of other departments, or we ended up not signing any player at all. We have had press conferences in the past where Arsene Wenger would say we had the money to buy players but could not find the quality needed to improve the team. What an excuse! Funny!!!
Fast forward to when Emery was coach of Arsenal; Emery was still in charge of coaching Arsenal at last transfer window but we never signed the quality defender we needed. Was this a fault of Emery, or the board of directors not just supporting the coach enough? Your guess is as good a guess as mine.
Now, let us face the truth. Nobody wants to be restricted in his or her discharge of duties and that includes football coaches. When you employ somebody, you give the person the necessary tools needed to work. Fine, clubs are taking transfer decisions away from the coaches; but even at that, the coaches should be considered, when signing or buying players. We don’t want a case whereby a coach may refuse to work with certain players because he didn’t sign them.
While searching for a good coach to train our players, let us also be ready to support our coach with the right set of players needed to succeed. Is this too much for the board to do?