The cowards shaming the shirt should leave with Wenger. by Konstantin Mitov
Well, what else could’ve happened really? We played chicken and failed miserably. This was an embarrassment. Wenger may be going, but most of these players should be heading through the exit door with him.
This was an embarrassment. It wasn’t 5-1, but it was ugly to watch. Wenger should’ve been sacked mid season. Actually it should’ve been years ago, but mid-season was second best. But take nothing away from the players, who were utter garbage.
Let’s start with Bellerin, who I’d take every penny they give me for him. The guy can’t defend, nor cross if it meant saving his life! He cares more about his hair and should definitely be sold to raise some funds for players who would actually have an idea what playing for the Arsenal means!
Moving on Koscielny and Mustafi should be packing their bags. Sadly, Nacho who’s usually the only man I have sympathy for in this defense was just as bad. I mean did you see one proper cross?
Moving onto midfield, I’d spare Ramsey, who was the one player trying to do something, but he still has to play with Xhaka and Jack. And I hope Wilshere doesn’t sign a new deal as when I remember the people who wore the number 10 shirt I wanna puke when I see Wilshere on it. And he was captain after Kos left and we subbed him!
The armband means nothing under Wenger, but if you are the upcoming manager who do you give it to? Which player shows any character to deserve being captain? Those players need 1 goal and all they can do is walk around like they’ve been tortured when almost every one was spared against United.
Why was Mikhitaryan on the bench? And he had to wait till minute 70 to come on and produce more than most of the rest in the few minutes he had. The lack of spirit and character as well as ability is just shocking!
What are we paying 350k a week to Ozil for? He should be standing up in this game and he was hiding as usual. He didn’t bother at trying to press or defend which he never does anyway, and he was shocking on the ball too.
Danny Welbeck was another player with no real purpose on the pitch and I’d sell him too. We might as well have played the youngsters as at least some of them showed desire against United.
By far the worst experience from this game was our inability to put up a fight. We never looked like scoring despite some nervy crosses in their box. I look at Bayern going to the Bernabeu and they keep fighting against the odds while we just roll over and die.
We have a massive repair job, that will take a very long time as we’re unlikely to put the funds in to bring the quality player necessary. We are spineless and changing the mentality of a squad operated from any source of responsibility will be a mighty ask.
And who will come now? Forget Allegri and Enrique. We’ll be throwing a massive coin on a manager who’ll have to work on a budget similar to the one of Burnley with the ambition to get back to the top 4.
Strap your seatbelts people, it’s going to be a turbolent ride, and a long one too. Wenger said this is for the future of Arsenal. If it was that that’s important he should’ve left years ago.
Atletico had one of their coaches running down the touchline while we have 11 players out of position and a clueless man rooted to his chair. Not that standing up helped as the guy was clueless anyway. At least try by putting in Iwobi instead of Xhaka or Welbeck. What can you lose? Then again me placing hopes on Iwobi speaks for the desparity left in me.
I’m gutted, tired and angry. I can’t wait for the three pointless games to end, but the damage is already done. We have a very, very long road to recovery.