Ranieri sacking simply highlights that Arsenal are still living in the past

Ranieri sacking highlights football clubs can’t live in the past! by Konstantin Mitov

So Ranieri is sacked! The man who managed so many big teams but never won a major title until last year, when he managed a miraculous championship with Leicester. The fairytale of players who became champions out of nothing really and the same players who were throwing him in the air have now turned on him (according to some reports) and he was sacked.

Now before people cry and weep over the Italian we have to look at Leicester’s league position. They are one point above the relegation zone before the round starts and if you are the owner of the club who, despite unlikely, still is the champions of England, what would you do?

Hull changed managers and started to look more lively, Swansea also made a change and improved. Leicester’s league record since the start of the New Year is dreadful, to say the least, despite their 2-1 champions league loss that leaves them with a good chance of progressing.

On current form Leicester look every way like getting relegated and something had to change there. Someone has to take the blame and the negativity needs to be thrown out. It’s like restarting your PC because it was running too slow. You can’t live in the past, because lost in the memories, you’d forget that the reality isn’t great.

This is the case with Arsene at Arsenal. He’s here because of what he did over 10 years ago, not because of what he’s doing now. Ranieri winning the league last year with Leicester is as big as Arsenal winning a Champions League and Premier League double with Arsene – it’s theoretically possible but highly unlikely.

Almost every manager has come to the defence of Claudio Ranieri, but of course they would. Nobody likes being sacked, but it’s the nature of the job. Before Arsene talks about respect he should see how little Ranieri got for giving Leicester fans the best moment of their footballing lives without a doubt!

The decision was made for the better of the club at this moment in time though, and at Arsenal this is something we’ve not done since I don’t know when, because sadly I was far too young the last time Arsenal were managed by someone who wasn’t Arsene.

Arsene is lucky to be immortal at the club, but in the real world managers are judged over the current state of the team, not the past!



  1. Twig says:

    Sacking is part of football management….

    Except at Arsenal

  2. SoOpa AeoN says:

    Hahaha….. True.
    Now trending at the emirates…..Extended contracts….Yippee
    Two more Years of Futility ……

  3. SoOpa AeoN says:

    who have heard of TAKUMA ASANO these days?……..our Kung-fu panther
    Hahaha…. I guess not
    Rubbish written all over an unserious manager!
    [This comment was sponsored by WengerBall & sons]

  4. Bolly from Borehamwood says:

    All time low, Ranieri getting sacked and this article.

  5. Fatboy Gooney says:

    There’s a lot of things that don’t make sense, for example:
    Wenger has so much credibility that even the loan for The Emirates was only given to the club on guaranteeing the bank that Wenger would still be the manager for at least another 4 years. (At that time)
    Isn’t that strange? ? No one even questioned that.
    Now Can anyone remember last season when the WOB were at full force? ? Wenger came out and stated that he built the stadium along with everything else that made this club great ????? ?

    It seems to me that Wenger isn’t just our Manager, that bank loan on its own makes me suspicious that he has more control of Arsenal than we Sheeple realise. What else could explain his job security for sooooo long without any real success ????
    I have said this for years and the longer this goes on the more it makes sense that Wenger has some kind of ownership in AFC ??
    Think about it.

  6. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    Arsenal failure cannot be compare with that of Leicester despite them winning the PL title last season and Arsenal have not won the title for more than a decade.

    Konstantin, I know what you’ve tried to say and even know more than what you’ve not said as far as Arsenal are concern. If it’s to win the PL title this season, Arsenal can still win it because they’re not yet out of contention to win it despite Chelsea dubiously beating Swansea today at the Bridge when the match Pgmol referee bluntly refused the Swans the penalty they’ve won when a Chelsea defender handled in the box.But.had it been it was the other way round, I think the referee would have given it. If the ref had given the Swans the penalty which will see Swansea take 2-1 lead in the game, Its likely Chelsea will not have won that game

  7. Trudeau says:

    Ridiculous article. Leicester with Ranieri were quids in to be relegated LIke it or not that’s why he was sacked (in my opinion the wrong decision)

    In almost 20 years with Wenger, Arsenal have never been out of the top four let alone close to relegation. Like it or not that’s why he is not going to get sacked anytime soon (in my opinion the wrong decision if he doesn’t call time himself)

    There are no parallels here. You’re grasping at straws.

  8. chinaka1 says:

    Leicester really surprised me by sacking Claudio Ranieri on Thursday. What were the owners thinking…that they should be challenging for the title again?

  9. gotanidea says:

    I agree with this article. Leicester City knew they have to make a major change and change the player mentalities. Since it is impossible to sack many players at once, they have to fire the manager instead, even though he gave Leicester City a Premiere League title. That club has got guts to create a big change and has high standards. This is what I expect from Arsenal. No manager, player or person is bigger than his club.

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