The sooner Emery goes, the better. And the board can follow him out too! by Konstantin Mitov
Welcome, lovely Arsenal people, to the reality in 2019! Do not feel bad though, we knew this would happen. It is no surprise that a team full of low-confidence players led by a clueless manager can’t win a football game. Do we have a better squad than Southampton? Sure we do, but do we have the fight and desire? No way in hell we don’t, and where does this come from?
The manager or head coach or head clown or whatever Unai Emery is. He actually did the more difficult thing of making us look worse than we were under Wenger. How much worse does it have to get, before we abandon the last-ditch plan of ‘we will try to win the Europa league to get CL?’
Emery failed to do it last season. It was him who put us in this mess, when top 4 was served on a plate for us and it’s him who has to pay the price. I have a few theories here, one is that Raul is a pal of Emery and doesn’t want to sack him. Another one is Raul fearing to go and tell the Kroenke’s that he’s messed up and we need a new manager, which is essentially his job security.
Third is we’re sticking to the “principle” of not sacking managers, because they are more important than the club. Arsenal is too big for Emery and there are good managers available. I am sorry, this excuse of there’s nobody that can improve us reeks of Wenger, and I don’t buy this nonsense anymore!
I would use much stronger words in my opinion of how this football club is ran if it weren’t for the fair readers of this site. We have become an abomination. We’re a zombie version of what Arsenal was before, with skin and bones falling off us, but the shirt logo remain the same. That’s literally the only thing left of Arsenal that is the same – the badge.
We are Arsenal football club, although I’m not sure what this means anymore. Almost any manager in the world would take the opportunity to manage us. Are you seriously thinking we can’t offer some of the most exciting attacking players to managers and we can’t lure them?
We can go and get Ten Hag if we want to, we can ask Allegri who is out of work. We can take Mikel Arteta as City have stated multiple times, he’d be allowed to leave if Arsenal offer him the job. We can promote Per Mertesacker who’s been a massive influence inside the club. We can try Ferry Ljungberg even.
I mean whether any of those options are good or bad is debatable, but the point I am trying to make is we lack leadership and it’s not just on the pitch, it’s off it too. Nobody is willing to make a tough decision and stick to it. Our average board members age is 72 with Josh Kroenke aside who is 39 and is the only person below 60!
If sir Chip Keswick wants to resign I’d be happy, cause I’m not sure what the hell are those people doing there? Some of them are “behind” Emery? For what reason? Tierney and Bellerin are back and what’s the difference?
Why is every new player we bring in a disaster? Is it because they are that bad, or there’s a manager who doesn’t have a slightest idea of how to make the best out of this squad? I praised the board for getting the likes of Pepe in, but this is not enough. We changed probably over a 100 players during Wenger’s times and we still never challenged for a top honor (league or CL) since 2006!
Not that this should let the players off the hook. What on earth is Sokratis doing? Where was captain Aubameyang? Why did we not play Ozil from the start of the season, only to let him go back in out of the blue, and then ban Xhaka who was the pillar in the squad?
I mean I think both players are not even remotely close to being good enough for Arsenal, but the point here is Emery pretends to be a big man, because he lost the dressing room at PSG where Neymar was king. How is that working out?
But there is no hiding now. Everyone is to blame, and while we can’t change all the players, Emery simply MUST go now. But he won’t, because we don’t like mid-season manager changes. I didn’t like breaking up with some of my former girlfriends, but I had to, because things became toxic, and this is the only proper word to describe what the atmosphere at the Emirates is.
The reality is we need Champions league money, or next season we’ll sell 60 goals from our squad to make the wage bills. The banners are slowly coming back and they should point to the board as well. Those people sold out Arsenal and now gather in a fancy room over an expensive bottle of wine to celebrate the goodwill of Unai Emery.
The players have more than obviously put the tools down. The formation changes every week. How are they suppose to know what to do? Why is Pepe on the bench? Do you know why he missed his chances? Because he’s low on confidence, because he doesn’t play and there’s no clear vision for the system.
I’ve worked at places where the Architect doesn’t tell you what the vision is, and as a worker you are confused, demotivated and you don’t do your job right, because you don’t know what the idea is and you lack belief in the unknown. I see exactly the same thing at Arsenal and as much as people like to call me negative, I’d like to say, it’s not me.
Look at the results. Look at the performances. We should’ve lost to Southampton and our league position flatters us. We’re as dead as Norwich and everyone knows this – the players, the manager, the Norwich squad and fans. They are licking their lips for us. This is how low things have gotten. Why waste another 3 points? Sack Emery now and I bet you every person we offer, would walk through Europe on foot to get to the Arsenal managerial seat.
The problem is the controlling people lack balls. Simple as!