Nothing new under the sun with Arsene by KM
Hello everybody. How are you? Surprised? I doubt it. Angry? Yes, angry maybe, but hardly surprised. At least I’m not. This just happens with Arsenal. We just randomly lose to average sides. It happens about once every few games.
It’s not something that is part of how Arsenal functions as a football club. It’s either losing to an average team or getting humiliated by a rival. People hate it when you put the reasons down, but truth is we all know why this happens. Deep down we all know who sits at the base of this behavior.
In Europe you’ll get beaten when your striker misses two sitters and afterwards gets send off in the first half for two yellow cards – one for being angry at himself and the fact he cannot hit the open net, and second because he does a foul from behind with absolutely no reason.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain contributed with another own goal. I mean Ospina was at least going to have a chance to save it if Alex wasn’t there to put it in his own net after both our right defender and winger were nowhere near their LEFT BACK. Add that to the 3rd goal we conceded against Monaco and the second goal West Ham scored against us this year. That’s a good way to root yourself to the bench. I mean if I was the Arsenal boss, I would leave those two out of the group for the next game.
Because you know what? For once I agree with the rotations Wenger made. Debuchy pointed out again how not to spend 10 million on a right back and it’s depressing how we need Bellerin and Coquelin to fill two positions when we have zero options there, when instead any decent top club would look at adequate replacements.
The whole squad was plain terrible yesterday. Even so, if Giroud had scored his chances we would’ve walked the park. Instead now we have a mountain to climb for that second place. As disappointed as I am, this is no longer the exception but the rule at Arsenal. When something repeats every year, it’s not down to bad luck, it’s just that you are not good enough to do your job.
Giroud should’ve been subbed first half. All he does recently is punch the ground being angry at himself for the fact he is not good enough. Even though, at 1:0 with a man down, at half time we could’ve sacked Arteta for Theo. They were that bad, we could’ve snatched something with 10 men.
I mean this is Dinamo Zagreb. It’s not Real Madrid. We’re miles off the top because we accept that each defeat is a mistake of someone else but ourselves when we shoot ourselves in the foot. It was West Ham all over again.
Nobody will call for Wenger’s head though. Why would we want an old man with a salary as big as the sky, who is past his best out of the club. The reality check will come when England lose their 4th Champions League place. English clubs live in a delusional world where they think that just because the last team in the table can beat the first it’s a very interesting league.
You know how when your job is safe, you tend to put less effort into it, because you start to feel like doing what you do is easy, and you slide into a slippery slope while others are working hard for their place. Football is no different.
The top clubs round Europe close games. They score from one chance and win. We have a lot to learn from the other leagues in Europe who have caught up and moved forward, while football in England is at best been sitting where we were 10 years ago.
I used to think that those defeats would be lessons, but turns out we learned nothing. If we lose to Chelsea the decisions to leave out Ramsey and rest Cech and going with Giroud in front of Walcott will be questioned. But even if we make it out of the group we will hardly win the competition. Even Wenger acknowledges this, but still we didn’t sign a single outfield player.
Ancelotti and Klopp are available. Thomas Tuchel took the Bundeslinga by storm with Dortmund so maybe there are talented managers we don’t know about? In England managers are given too much time. Ancelotti got sacked the season after winning the tenth Champions League because he failed to deliver. Arsenal will never show similar ambition with Wenger and Kroenke at the top.
I was sad when Wenger signed a three year contract, because it’s three more years of the same old. At the end of next season, how much more would it be? Five years, another ten? Just give him a lifetime contract, cause unless he decides to leave, nobody can get rid of him.
Knowing or not knowing where the problem is is the same if you won’t do anything about it.