Matters arising….Bayern Munich 5 vs Arsenal 1 by SK
No fan of football will claim to be surprised by the scandalous score line of the football match between Bayern Munich and Arsenal, in fact, not a few would have been very suprised if Arsenal had won. However, this piece is
not out to ridicule Arsenal but to empathise with them. Unless a miracle (like Bayern munich players getting poisoned on the morning of the return match) happens, Arsenal is out of the champions league round of 16, for the 7th year running! For there not to be a reoccurence next season, somethings need to change. These are:
1: Arsene Wenger must resign: it is obvious Wenger has nothing new to teach to the players any longer! Whenever Arsenal meets a big team in any football competition, they tend to lose the match, even before the game starts! No motivation, no self belief, no fighting spirit. This has been happening for a long time now and it is obvious Wenger
has no solution to this impasse. He has to leave this season and allow a younger, success driven coach to take over the reins.
2: Many players need to either sit up or ship out: Ozil, Ramsey, Gabriel, Cech, Ospina, Giroud and several other players need to realize that playing for a big club like Arsenal, is an opportunity to improve themselves both football- and value-wise. Playing as if they have nothing to play for, is not what playing for a big club means.
Whoever coaches Arsenal next season, needs to sit down with these players and have a heart to heart talk with them.
3: The Arsenal board needs to realize that football has become commercial and must spend: the era of paying peanuts to footballers is gone! They need to pay high wages to these footballers or stand the risk of losing their total loyalty.
4: The fans must have a say in matters concerning the club: The club must carry the fans along in running the club, their voice must be heard and considered!