With so much annoyance in my heart, I am writing this to sound out a note of warning to the Arsenal board. I don’t care if Emery is sacked today or next century, but no matter when they do it, they should please replace Emery with a world class coach that can immediately impact the team. We don’t need a coach who has an idea; we need a top coach who can get Arsenal moving again.
Just some weeks ago, there was this story of Jose Mourinho being penciled down as the person to take over from Unai Emery. Obviously, the media were just looking for stories to sell but this was a joke taken too far. For starters, Jose Mourinho, is not the type of coach a club like Arsenal should be hiring. He has a negative approach to playing football, he is problematic and very troublesome (no pun meant.) He will give us trophies, no doubt, but apart from winning trophies, what we need is to get our identity back and maintain it. We must not subscribe to negative football, all in the name of winning trophies. Whoever started the Mourinho joke must have had some crazy ideas in his head but thank goodness, the board has come out to deny ever meeting with the self acclaimed special one. Is he even a world class coach any more?
Several other names have been thrown at our faces by the media; even though the Arsenal board has come out to openly back Emery to remain in the job, until at least the next winter transfer. I personally don’t have issues with the names being bandied around, but please, I am against Arsenal just hiring a coach that will end up failing us, even before we start celebrating his appointment. When Emery was announced, not a few fans were impressed with his choice, but many just accepted because they were ready to give any coach, that wasn’t Arsene Wenger, a chance to train their team and lead them to success. Now, how has that worked for Arsenal? Should we have got a world class coach instead?
Patrick Vieira, Mikel Arteta, Steven Gerrard and others, are all good coaches at their own level, but at the Arsenal level, they are not needed, at least for now. I won’t want to mention names but I know a club like Arsenal can still get a world class coach, who will be excited and ready to work with this mixture of young and exciting talents at the club. Is Brendan Rogers going to agree to leave the club he is at the moment, to come coach Arsenal? Will the current Tottenham coach agree to coach Arsenal? If the answers to my questions are no, then Arsenal had better start looking at coaches that are worthy of the Real Madrid’s, Juventus’ and the PSG’s level.
But just how many top world class coaches are even available right now?