Draw may secure 3rd but Wenger proves every day he won’t cut it by Konstantin Mitov
Hello fellow Gooners. Dreaming of a Premier League title tilt next year? Well then you’d hope a miracle happens and Arsene Wenger leaves Arsenal. We’re really ending a poor season in a poor way. We’re likely to finish third but we really blew it again.
After dropping off to Monaco in the CL and going out of the title race on week 10, we made a good spell which leaves us limping over the finish line in 3rd place. We have one own-goal to our account from 3 games against average opposition.
We play an out-of date style of football which leaves us surrounding the enemy box with no idea how to break in. This is not from yesterday. This dates back at least 7 years in which we play the same way. And in those years all we managed was an FA cup.
Even the kid in the next block knows how to set up a side that will counter Wenger. The jury is out on whether Wenger is the man or not, and despite statistics showing no top 2 finishes, one FA cup and 5 straight years of 1/8 final elimination in the CL Wenger has a major support in our club.
I really don’t know how he does it, but truth is there is a bigger chance to sack the Queen of England than Wenger. We need a desperate change of approach. Modern football managers are innovative. Pep Guardiola’s style at Barcelona is now outdated and you can see he failed in a Bayern squad that dominated Europe.
Wenger’s style didn’t work when we introduced it, and to this day it still doesn’t work – and it won’t. Its figured out, the game has moved on, but one thing Arsenal haven’t moved on in 20 years is the manager. The amount of trophies Man United, Chelsea and even Man City won in the last 10 years is marginally better than ours.
You have to ask yourself the question of why can’t we compete? Don’t tell me we don’t have money, because we splashed out 42 million on Ozil, 35m on Sanchez and we can afford to pay more than 10m for youngsters like Calum Chambers. Putting up an article on why Arsenal failed to break down Sunderland will just be another walk-through on why Wenger has failed for 10 years.
I know people in England like to give time, but i think we gave Wenger far too much time to achieve something and he didn’t. Unless the other teams give Wenger the title out of sympathy, we will not win it. We are not even trying our best. We have a good squad, and we cannot place correctly the players in it.
Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla and Wilshere. All players of similar game play, all looking for that number 10 spot and they literally cluttered in the middle while we have only one man in the box and nobody making runs down the wing.
We don’t have a proper winger in the squad. Nobody to take a player one on one and get past him. If we want to win a game, what about a substitution at half time? – not at the 70th minute. We could’ve rotated more. We could’ve started both Walcott and Rosicky, yet we only shifted Coquelin and the left back.
Arsene will not retire like Ferguson with the title in his hands. It’s not going to happen. If he was able to adapt, he would’ve done it already. Get Ancelotti, get Klopp, get somebody, anybody. Just change the way we play. Give me something new to get excited.
I will just point out some of the things a new manager would bring, like…
1) Signings before the last day of the window
2) Better fitness preparation for less injuries
3) New tactics and ideas on how to break teams down and how not to get hammered by top clubs
4) Players that will fill the gaps we’ve had with the keeper, the defense, and the lack of a good striker
5) Rotations, so we don’t wear our team down.
Each of the five points is as equally important as the others. Let’s paint the Arsenal machine in a brand new shiny color. Bring fresh blood on the table. Remove the yes-man role of the assistant coach. Let’s show ambition on the market.
Over the past 10 years the forums of Arsenal have circled around the same problems. We’re like a broken record. But it’s the hope that kills you. Hope that next year will be the Arsenal year. Like it was in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and so on until 2015. Like the title of the first movie of one of the greatest movie trilogies of all times, we need…
A new hope!