Lack of accountability and mentality leads to performances likes this. by Konstantin Mitov
Well, the Europa League hangs on a thread now. Why is that? Because we gifted a dead Rennes side a red card and they took it easily! What is Sokratis doing on a yellow? The moment you touch him, he is going down and then you’re out for the rest of the tie and we’re done. Is a goal really worse than this?
This was a Wenger performance. Honestly is Emery doing much better? Sure our point tally improved by about 10 points, but is that enough? We still can’t win away. Our record against the top 6 continues to be poor and our defence is well, non-existent! I want to know is anyone being held accountable for this?
We know the board doesn’t care, but do you realise that we’ll have no transfer budget if we don’t make Champions League football next year? We failed to win at Spurs, because our mentality is weak. Look at the way Rashford slotted it in with power against PSG. The academy boy had more balls than a 60 mil. pound striker, who should’ve buried Spurs, rather he buried his confidence and with that most of our top 4 chances.
Our main striker has 8/23 missed pens. That’s an awful record and when I see people who don’t make a solid run to put power through the shot I always question it, because it gives the keeper time. This I am now certain will prove to be the difference between top 4 and not, and I don’t see us getting it now. We crumbled and yet, when we have an easy EL game that went our way from the get go, we bottled it again.
We cannot control a game. We don’t know how to. Our unbeaten run included a lot of comeback wins, because we don’t stroll through games. We battle through them. We hope to outscore the opposition. We couldn’t keep a clean sheet against Huddersfield when we were 2-0 up and they hadn’t scored in 5 games straight! This is a mentality issue. It’s in the back of your head all the time.
There are no characters in this team. Name one player in this team you relate to! One who carries Arsenal in him. Who shouts on the pitch, who shows leadership and character! Name one, who doesn’t have a mistake in him all the time. One who is solid, who can be relied upon. The only one I can think of is Ramsey and he’s leaving!
What has happened over the past 12 years at this football club is the systematic removal of all people who knew Arsenal and Football and replacing them with people who’s only job is to fill the owners pocket. Why is Emery not held accountable? This feels like Wenger days all over again.
If he doesn’t win against United, which I assure you he won’t. his future should be up in the air. If our target really is the top 4, it should be top 4 or bust. We’ve become accepting of the fact that we’ll struggle away and honestly I don’t care anymore. I get angry for a moment, and then I remember that apart from the name, nothing is the same for Arsenal since we moved from Highbury.
We were robbed of our Identity and implied weakness in it’s place. We let a manager who flopped a 4:0 lead against Barcelona take charge. What’s next, Tomas Tuchel? These players should burn their shirts and leave this summer. Mustafi, Ozil, Xhaka, Koscielny are just a few to be named.
How on earth do we expect to reach the top 4 with Mustafi and Xhaka at the base of our defence and midfield? I would rather play the kids. Why is Smith-Rowe on loan? Whis is Reiss Nelson on loan? At least when we play bad I’d have a reason why. Look at the way United won at PSG. With the KIDS! Every player they had on that pitch had a purpose!
It’s time for the brutal truth. This team doesn’t have the manager, the players, the owner and sadly the fans to change something. Our billionaire owner took a LOAN to buy this club. We’re an experiment of a rich American person, who’s passion for sport is less than his love for ranches.
Unless someone puts up a massive at least 2 billion bid to buyout the club, I can’t see us turning into anything other than a 6th place club. I wish we had someone who cared. Someone who would rip those players apart. I want to see a manager who would dig into those princesses wearing our proud shirt and make them into warriors. And if they can’t do it, they should be shifted out.
We should’ve hired Simeone or Allegri. Someone who would install a proper defence. Who understands the meaning of that part of the game. We should’ve gone for someone who has won something meaningful. Someone who has won the league title instead of Barcelona and Real Madrid, or reached a number of Champions league finals. Instead we went for weakness. Or maybe the others didn’t want to come because they wouldn’t get the backing needed to succeed.
I won’t be able to take Sunday. I’ve seen this too often. Even if we don’t lose, do you think we’d win away at Everton, Watford and Wolves? With our defence and away record? These players better turn up hard on Sunday, or else they better not turn up at all. This club has been shamed far too much. It’s time for a massive reconstruction in the summer. Top to bottom.