Does Arsene deserve another chance once again? by KM
Hello guys, yes it’s me again with a theme on Arsene, but truth to be told, Arsenal bottled a season when it all could’ve gotten so good for us. Imagine Arsene winning the league and then retiring. It would be like, yes he paid for the stadium, now won the title and now retires – legend.
But truth is things are far from that. Arsene isn’t the only one who helped this stadium being paid off (hello ticket prices) and you kinda feel season after season it wasn’t the money that failed us that much, especially with this season having Leicester and Spurs above us.
The away fans have come up with the ‘you know which banner’ and it’s interesting because they sacrifice everything they can to see Arsenal wherever they play and when they disrupt it’s a warning sign for things to come. A lot of people think that rioting at the games is a bad thing and I see the point in this, but if that doesn’t happen Arsene gets away with it.
People booed Arsene at Stoke and he ignored it, but when people booed his Campbell sub against Swansea you could feel the rage. The fans react to how the team plays. Mostly to the commitment. When players don’t put in the effort, the fans get angry. And we hear too much about character, so this surely shouldn’t be a problem, but Arsene said he feels bad that criticism comes from the fans after the Everton game.
Paul Scholes was right – the fans were cheated. We showed effort against Barcelona, still we lacked quality (another stone in the managers garden), but the effort was there. Against Swansea and United the effort was missing and we had the quality to win these games.
Another huge question is the lack of a bigger picture. There is no plan for success, we just roll over 4th and that’s it. In the past we at least relied on youth players, now we go into the window with big promises, just to renew season tickets! Then we sleep all window and at the end make one signing to give some hope, when clearly the side needs more.
We brought Flamini for free, than waited till the last day to add Ozil, who gave us a massive lift, but we needed more. This was 3 seasons ago and to this day we still need a CB and a Striker and a new DM since Flamini didn’t work. Next year we signed Sanchez which was a great start, we added Chambers and Debuchy and in the end, Welbeck.
I still don’t see the CB or the world class CF. Last season is beyond any comments. Cech was a sublime start, but again the CB and the striker. Will this season be different? I doubt it. We apparently don’t want Ibrahimovic (which is sad), but with all the money in the bank, we can’t find better than Giroud and Walcott?
The real measure of progress is Europe, where the whole of England has moved seriously backwards, but regarding Arsenal it’s six seasons in a row we go out at the round of 16 in the CL, and we lost 5 of the 8 games we played.
But the biggest pain remains the fact we bottled the league. No matter how much of a die hard Arsene fan you are, you surely can’t be happy with the way we lost easy games – West Brom away, Norwich away, worse Chelsea side ever at home, Worse United side ever away, bottled the lead at Liverpool, failed to beat Stoke, again! Swansea reserves!
If Leicester can close games to 1:0 wins, why can’t we? They have better players or better money? No, they have better desire, better tactical awareness and overall a better manager. Wenger had 12 years to build a title winning squad. Thats 3 generation of players if we take 4 years as an average span of a player at a club to do something and he couldn’t.
Enough chances have been given. Time to give change a chance too.