What if we start afresh next season? By SK
This season has been a disaster! Nothing has gone well for Arsenal this season. We have lost out of all competitions except for our easy run to the FA Cup semifinal, our seasonally injury problems has been our companion; nothing seems to have gone right for us this season and most of us can’t wait to see the end of it. The contract saga involving our star players, has added to the uncertainty at the club.
However, the good news is that the season is fast coming to an end and we have the chance to plan ahead of a new season. We have the opportunity to reassess our performance this season, jot down our positives and negatives, commend ourselves on the positives and work to improve on the negatives. What are the things we need to work on for a better next season?
First of all, we need to sort out every outstanding contract issue we have with our players and the coach. Wenger has to make the decision on his contract now, in order to afford the management of Arsenal the chance to get a new man in ahead of next season. A situation whereby we wait till the end of the season before we sort out our coaching issue is not that good. Most players, who are out of contract, are waiting to see if Wenger signs a new contract or not. The players on their own part should decide if they want to play for Arsenal. They must sort out their contract problems before the end of the season. Arsenal fans need to know where the coach and his players stand. If they decide not to renew their contracts, then off they go! We must move on with or without them.
Secondly, we need to work on our injury problems. Enough of all these injury problems we witness every season. We need fit players to win us trophies every season. Injuries are parts of a sportsman’s life but effective management of such injuries is what helps their performances. I don’t really know what the problem is but what I can only do is to appeal to the owners of Arsenal to find long lasting solutions to this season derailing menace.
Finally, we need to buy players who are really ready to play for a trophy. The era of using mediocre players should be done with! We need two world class strikers, two battling and creative midfielders and two dependable defenders. We also need a younger, world class goal keeper. These players are what we need for a better season.
Gooners, are there any other things you feel we can do to enjoy a better season, next season?