Are Arsenal preparing for next season already? by KM
Hello guys, how’ve you been after an interesting week of CL football? I can’t ignore the topic that, after seeing the games, I feel like we are so far behind other European teams right now. The main point is other teams have a plan to equalise their chances, even though the quality gap is swinging in one favour.
Atletico were well capable of beating Barcelona if the ref hadn’t decided that UEFA’s favourite club just has to win and Suarez was sent off as he should have been. Wolfsburg completely caught Real Madrid off guard and it could’ve been 3 if Schurrle managed to score from close range.
Benfica denied Bayern of any clear cut chances and only lost 1-0, while in the final tie, Man City despite their defensive struggles managed to get an important 2:2 draw at a PSG side which is full of quality but suffers from the fact it plays in a league full of average teams.
If those teams can do it, why can’t the Arsenal do it? We accept any result. We don’t have the winning mentality that champion winning clubs do. A lot of Arsenal fans say, it’s not Wenger’s fault, that all the board wants is to earn more money, but even if that’s the case, it is no excuse for the manager to live happily with any result coming our way!
We need to already be hunting down the names for next season. That guy Draxler dismantled Real Madrid and with Wolfsburg unlikely to play in Europe next year we should be dropping an offer even it is 40 million in demand. We need to be bullish, create a fear among other teams that Arsenal is a force as it once was more than 10 years ago.
Ozil’s growing frustration with the Arsenal policy is now public and if we don’t react, he’ll be off – sparking what happened in 2011. Wenger is still talking about the title, but I sincerely hope he’s prepared for West Ham, who are not too far off us in the table and in fact we are yet to secure a top 4 spot. And the truth is Leicester pretty much have one hand on the title already.
And I firmly stand on the point that this is a result of the destructive approach the top teams in England take rather than it being really good for the league. Leicester will be badly exposed against any decent side in Europe. In England, though, people accept everything as it goes and refuse to look at the real issues, which is why England has slumped to the point it risks it’s 4th CL spot to an the Italian Serie A featuring one decent team in Juventus!
Usually a persons biggest critic is himself, unless you are Arsene though! The fact we are always happy with ourselves is why we do not feel the need to push forward. A new manager may be another ‘yes’ man, but it may also be an ambitious man that will not be just satisfied with 4th, just like Ozil is not.
We need more characters, more ambition and a plan for next season. Right now I see little to nothing from all those things being applied at our club.