Two of the best coaches around are free, for someone else to take ’em of course! by Konstantin
Good day, good people of the Arsenal world. The summer transfer window has already dropped two of it’s biggest transfer bombs, despite everyone pretty much knowing what was gonna happen. Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Real Madrid, after winning them 4 trophies in their first season and none in their second.
Astonishing really, when you consider that both fans and players wanted him to stay. The Premier league on the other hand is in desperate need of more quality managers and Arsenal do need one too, but we’re looking unlikely to go for the italian tactician, because we’ll never sack Wenger.
People on this site keep throwing abuse when you tell them that Wenger needs to go, but because people always say that I make things up I decided to put up some statistics of what Arsene has achieved in 10 years compared to other managers in other clubs.
I already mentioned why Ancelotti got sacked, after 4 trophies in 2 years. Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid has won the La Liga title (in a league including Barcelona and Real Madrid). The Copa del Rey, the Spanish super cup as well as the Europa League, the UEFA super cup, and managed a final of the CL lost in the last second. Arsenal FC is valued at $1,307million according to Forbes while Atletico Madrid is valued at $436M.
Now, we are financially outdoing them in every aspect. We have a better stadium, better finances and still we’ve not won the title in 10 years, and haven’t played a CL final in almost 10 years as well. The situation is similar with Dortmund valued at $700M, who managed two Bundesliga titles with a team like Bayern in the league, a DFB-Pokal, 2 supercups and a CL final again lost in the last minute.
Of course the AKBs will be back with a bang with statements based on pressured air, but statistically Arsenal is much better suited to win trophies and compete with the others. For years we were complaining how we cannot compete with City because we don’t have money, but it turns out money isn’t the biggest problem after all is it?
And the latest example of course comes from this years CL finalist Juventus, who already won a double this year, they made it 4 straight league titles 8 years after being sent down to Serie B. Their biggest acquisition last summer was young Alvaro Morata bought for round 15 million pounds.
Juventus is valued at $837 M, which again is almost a staggering 500 millions less than what we are, but they can do it. They changed a Juve favorite Conte with Alegri and they look tactically aware enough to play in the CL final, even though they play in a championship like Serie A where the top teams are in shambles. And last but not least, they moved to a new stadium, if that’s your excuse.
And of course Arsene Wenger’s record against the top 10 teams in England sees two wins, two draws and 5 defeats. I don’t need to add the 4+ goals defeats of last season + Milan + United and so on. Please don’t make me go on the injuries record, but I’ll just say that even this season we are in the top two.
So please, spare me the excuses. Put against all actual evidence, we more often than not find ourselves more than 10 points behind the champions in the final league table. If Ancelotti is taking a year off, we need to make sure, the moment he returns it will be on the Arsenal bench.
And, sadly for all the AKBs, that doesn’t make me less of an Arsenal fan. I love the club as much as any of you out there, but I love Arsenal, not Arsene Wenger. While he’s been a true great for this club, he’s past his best, and even if he secures another FA cup, he’ll not win us the CL trophy nor the League title. 18 attempts – 1 final, 11 years since his last league title and counting.
The biggest transfer of them all will be the manager. We need to be prepared, because Ancelotti and Klopp are available.