Forget history – Arsenal still need to win more trophies!

Why winning trophies is important for Arsenal? by SE

At the very onset of this article, let us not forget that Arsenal won the FA Cup this past May, and brought an end to the 9-year long trophy drought. Albeit winning the domestic cup competition cannot be as significant as winning the Premier League or the Champions League – two most coveted pieces of silverware for any top club – it would have given Wenger’s wizards the relief of having finally won a trophy after so long, as well as the belief to continue in the same vein in the future. During the early stages of this season, the North Londoners haven’t played to their pedigree. But, with time on their side and injury casualties to ease off, the Gunners could well resurrect their season and, from the supporters’ point of view, add to last season’s FA Cup win. Read on, as we dissect why winning trophies is important for Arsenal.

History means nothing
Sometimes, when the club hasn’t won a trophy of substance for a long time, it’s natural to bask in on the rich history and rave about it to our friends, opposing supporters and, personally, use it as a reason to erase the frustration of not having won a trophy recently. However, in Arsenal’s case – in order for them to remain a top club – winning trophies is of paramount importance. The ‘Arsenal’ brand is there to be protected, and, for that to happen: it’s important to keep rewriting history, and not be satisfied with the prevalent history and achievements.
Attract and keep hold of some of the top talents

In modern day football, attracting top talent and marquee players to become a part of the club depends on whether or not you’re in the UEFA Champions League. We saw that happen to Manchester United, and how they struggled to bring in the players they wanted, because of the lack of continental involvements. A certain Wesley Sneijder, the Dutch No.10 who plays for Galatasaray, used it as a reason to quell moving to Old Trafford and reunite with Van Gaal. Coming to Arsenal, however, Wenger deserves the plaudits for dragging the Gunners into the coveted competition for the 17th year in succession. However, the Frenchman needs to remake Arsenal into a winning team, and a team that wins trophies, if he is to attract top talent in future and hold on to the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

Final Thought
Winning trophies is one thing, but it’s the ambition that counts. In Arsenal’s case, the hunger to win trophies seems to have disappeared, and the earlier it gets addressed by the men who matter, the better it will be for the world brand of Arsenal Football Club.

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  1. Andrew AFC says:

    History tells us since we have move to the Emirates we haven’t been the same team. Someone needs to do something about it and stop ripping the fans off.

    1. muffdiver says:

      still miss highbury, daunting for teams coming to us.

      emirates is like the hilton- pretty sure we stole there staff too

      1. Andrew AFC says:

        The other thing that also helped us at Highbury was the pitch size, with our talented players at that time.

    2. KickAssFan says:

      The very kind of fans that can make de emirates a living hell for opposition teams are the ones that can’t afford tickets.

  2. Andrew AFC says:

    PS Man City won the EPL last season and look at their ticket prices.

    1. muffdiver says:

      yeah its official now, most expensive team in europe…to follow

  3. Andrew AFC says:

    And that is with a £29 drop in some ticket prices. We must have mugs painted on our foreheads.

    1. muffdiver says:

      you know how big our waiting list for season tickets is, ivan could double the price and they will still be sold-the difference: you would stop seeing supporters and start seeing corporate life.

      we are always sold out, but there is always a noticeable amount of empty seats , why? who do u think own those seats?
      the die hards? away day faithful? ivan is smart but almost too smart

      1. Andrew AFC says:

        The empty seats should be sold off at a discounted price after half time. That would teacher the corporate supporters something, would they turn up to a meeting 5 minutes late. I think not.

  4. LoCkAy says:

    Tickets might even increase next season.
    Just too much for so little in return.
    They cannot justify this “rip off” with sustainability…!!
    We have a manager earning way too much (for a minimum job ) and too many people gravitating with incompetence written on their backs.

    The next manager will have a serious job on his hands.

    Win trophies?
    Just not going to happen with Wenger and his crew in charge.

    As a matter of fact, I don’t know if we can make plans with Kroenke in charge.
    I think winning trophies, major trophies are not part of his agenda.

  5. goonerretic says:

    This is not a football club for the common person..

    1. muffdiver says:

      it was

  6. dboy says:

    What this means is because of the Emirates project we fallen behind. We have catching up to do. When statistics are compared no one will mention the Emirates project the numbers will speak for themselves and it won’t really matter. So the quicker we get on with it the better.

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      We could have still been at the top even with the Emirates project and thats why fans are unhappy.

      1. dboy says:

        I never disputed that. And I never supported the theory. All I said is the project is over we have fallen behind. So we need to catch up.

        1. Andrew AFC says:

          The blank spaces around the Emirates will always remind us. I am just unhappy with how our great club has been run.

          1. dboy says:

            And so am I. If you read my comments on earlier articles I have expressed the same. Concerning ticket prices and lack of competitiveness.

  7. Andrew AFC says:

    Hello Stan are you back on here again 🙂

    1. dboy says:

      Why would you ask that?

      1. Andrew AFC says:

        Because most of the thumbs down have come from comments about ticket prices. We are not mugs we just want to support our great club at an affordable price.

        1. dboy says:

          Assumption is the mother of all………
          Why assume I thumbed you or anyone down? How did you draw that conclusion?

          1. Andrew AFC says:

            Did I mention you at all for the thumbs down? Assumption is the mother of all… 🙂

          2. dboy says:

            Read your reply. Who did you reply? Need I say more. This case is closed.

          3. Andrew AFC says:

            The comment was after yours it wasn’t a reply. I hope that clarifies things.

          4. mr lean says:

            Good evening mate thumbs up thumbs down I don’t really care about all I want is respectfully conversation and a laugh or two !
            Have to add I always get one from you

          5. mr lean says:

            Last comment for Andrew

          6. Andrew AFC says:

            PS If I thought that I would have told you straight to your face and not hidden behind a thumb.

          7. dboy says:

            Well it is now obvious there is a misunderstanding here. I asked why you asked if stan was on here thinking that your comment was directed at mine which is directly above yours. Hence your answer on thimbs down. We have obviously misunderstood. Apologies mate.

          8. Andrew AFC says:

            Apologies accepted mate. GOYG

  8. GOONSTER says:

    I am Wengers biggest fan but he I am starting to question his competitive attributes, it seems he has lost that winning mentality and competitive edge.. Since last season we all knew that we needed a class striker, he came up with that derisory £40 million + £1 bid for Suarez..

    He had the whole season to sign a DM, CB and Striker.. he waited until the last minutes and flushed £42 million down the drain when that money could have got us a class DM and CB.. £45 million would have got us Suarez..

    This summer he sells Verm, Sagna and Miguel, loans Jenks. The signs Chambers to replace Sagna, Verm, Jenks on top of him being cover for Mert and Kossy. Madness..

    We needed a DM but refused to even consider it.. Stubborn man.

    He was not going to sign Welbeck, being away for some reason was what made the Welbeck transfer go through.. Deluded and arrogant man..

    Cesc comes on the markets but because Wenger has lot that competitive edge, he let Cesc move to Chelsea. And I will keep saying it, Cesc is a better all round player than all the midfielders we currently have.. Incompetent Wenger..

    He just seems to be caught up in his own little deluded World where his vision is the right one for the Football World..

    Wenger just does not want to be told what to do, how to manage his team, who to buy etc.. He is refusing to strengthen our obvious position on purpose, he wants to prove a point to everyone that he can be successful with his way..

    He is being selfish by thinking about his own Ego and pride, he is sacrificing the clubs glory chasing his own personal glory..

    And I am a Wenger fan boy..

    1. dboy says:

      Not anymore. Welcome to the WOB.

    2. Ks-Gunner says:

      Not anymore. Well put Princ Goony. But what i am afraid the most is, Wenger just like Fergi having the final word for his successor. Him watching leave and then him bein replaced with a Serbian nobody who is a poor fake of Wenger himself.

      He has to much Power. One men should never have such power on his hands. Even Fergie had not this power during his Manure times.

      I do quit remember him having some bad results and the board threating him with the sack. Well in the other hand, Wenger has the board on his pockets.

    3. NY_Gunner says:

      Name 1 manager out there who wants to be told how to run/build his squad. Name 1 manager out there who is taking advice from the media, fans or club board on what tactics to use, where and how to play players etc.
      AW might be runnin the club like a business because thats exactly what it is, a business, a brand. The shareholders sold out AFC when they chose to sell their shares to Stan instead of Alisher. AW’s just doin his best to keep the sweet gig. I don’t blame him…

      1. Ks-Gunner says:

        Not that you understand football matter mr Yankee but every team, small and big have controll over their managers.

        I can name you hundred of teams. Twice the amount of managers.

        Wenger is the main pillar who keeps the board together. Without him the board would face the fulll wrath of the fan base. That for the Board giving Wenger full controll. And the money he doesnt deserve. Mayb, all what this team needs in this time is apsolute failuare to rise again a new, much stronger, much better.

        1. NY_Gunner says:

          Your myopic ass still lacking reading comprehension I see.

    4. Tas says:

      As Rio Ferdinand said RVP told him the difference between Man-U and Arsenal is that @arsenal they all wanted to win but @ Man-U they have to win, and that’s the difference no aggression no one is allowed to rais their voices in the changing room at half timeat Arsenal, I think Arsen hates confrontation and that’s why he won’t buy a beast only skilled avarage hight to short players with no aggression even Flamini is tamed now, I’m hoping Sanchez will not follow suite.

    5. Gigi2 says:

      i am with you

  9. Ks-Gunner says:

    We need Jesus or Muhammed rescue us from this hell. Or pray to super Fat man Usmanov that someday by any chance he takes a seat in the board and challenges Stan the Cowboy into Mortel Kombat.

  10. Invincibles49 says:

    Arsenal used to have two big strong balls (Henry and Viera) and a dick (Wenger) once upon a time. Now only that dick is left. No wonder we are going down under.

  11. mr lean says:

    While I miss highbury moving to the emirates means I can get a ticket and cheer the team on.
    at the end of the day I’m an Arsenal fan and if we played on a school playground pitch I would still support them.

  12. mr lean says:

    Andrew I will be at the Emirates Saturday and cheer on the boys for both of us two nil ? Lol

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      Evening mate,
      I hope you are all well. This might be my last comment 🙂

      1. mr lean says:

        Ok mate,nice chatting to you lol,take care and speak soon I will mail you Sunday with my thoughts on the game.

      2. Gigi2 says:

        of the day i hope

        1. mr lean says:

          Before and after will be about beer and jäger bombs !

  13. Zulu-boy-SA says:

    Has tried to win the Champions league 17 times but failed. Wenger will never win Champions league

  14. Gigi2 says:

    i agree with the title, it hurts not to win.
    I am very happy with the FA cup, which is still a major trophy, but still woild wish that it would be the base to win ohers this season.

    Aston Villa has a European cup. Thats says it all.

    1. Gigi2 says:

      Villawon what was the UCL at the time (6 of which Real Madrid count for La Decima)

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