Confirmation Arsenal are too comfortable and going through the motions?

To win a Premier League title takes a lot of things to go right for you over the course of a long campaign, and while some of those things like a bit of luck along the way with the rub of the green and the decisions o0f the officials, along with a relatively injury free squad cannot be guaranteed, another thing that Arsenal seem to lack is not down to the whims of fortune, a winning mentality.

We have seen the Gunners fail to turn up in key games and crumble at crucial periods in the season and it is fairly obvious to all and sundry that this is not the way to become champions of England. I am seriously worried about Arsene Wenger carrying on, even though I have great respect for the Prof and what he has done for the club, because along with the stability that having a long term manager brings, there is the danger of stagnation and it appears that Arsenal are coasting along in a comfort zone right now.

Maybe the board are worried that a change of manager will cause the same sort of problems that we have seen at Manchester United post Fergie and to be fair they might be right, especially when Wenger has kept us in the top four year after year.

What is worse, though, is that the players also seem to be in this comfort zone and the recent comments of our striker Olivier Giroud on the managerial situation, reported by The Guardian, tells me that this is certainly the case.

Giroud said, “We want Arsène Wenger to renew his contract, to continue his adventure, because we support him. We hope we can win the Cup and that Arsenal qualify for the Champions League.”

We keep hearing about player power being behind the sacking of managers, even to the extent of Chelsea getting rid of Mourinho just a few months after he led them to the title. At Arsenal it seems to be the other way around. Why would players be happy to play under a manager who continually fails to bring them the success and silverware that the game is supposed to be all about?

Because it is easy and they get well paid without having to give everything perhaps?



  1. marty53 says:

    Spot on article, agree with everything you say….

  2. davidnz says:

    I believe all the Arsenal players give 100%
    and the manager is doing a great job.

    1. ArseOverTit says:

      I believe that you shape tiny people out of moss and talk to them about your dreams to become a winning horse in the Grand National..

  3. ArseOverTit says:

    What is Giroud gonna say?;

    “Ze boss is fecking useless and I can’t wait to see ze back of im. By ze way how is my air looking’ah”

    1. Juhi McLovin says:

      Sacre bleu, monsieur Wenger is ze wörst manaaagör although he givez me undeserved attenzion. Howz my ‘air hahahah

  4. bran99 says:

    Giroud said, “We want Arsène Wenger to renew his contract, to continue his adventure, because we support him. We hope we can win the Cup and that Arsenal qualify for the Champions League.” because he knows any new ambitious manager will not tolerate his biting of tongue whenever he misses a sitter and he would have been long gone by now

    No player is giving 100% than Alexis, and he’s the one to be shifted off, the rest who enjoy the ride of not giving their all and even in no pressure of winning EPL or UCL, are giving all their support to Wenger.

    Bellerin really let me down by pledging his allegiance to Wenger, If Wenger leaves he leaves. Henry the legend, was right, most Arsenal players are not playing for the badge, those days had best strikers, best defenses, best Midfielders and were winning trophies and still everyone was a leader needing everyone to work off their socks to their last breath. Now we have Wenger followers who have Wenger mentality of 4th is trophy, and still wants the deluded one to sign new contract, we (fans) are doomed

  5. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Off course Goroud wants Wenger to renew. Without Wenger he would be unemployed.

  6. mst1 says:

    Oh yea! is no suprise most of the player want him to stay cos no manager in the world at a big club lyk arsenal will accept their shambolic performance….
    the manager may get his formation and tactics wrong bt the player shld b able to manage a game…. FYI no big team gets beat 10-2 over 2legs no matter who the opponent are….

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