Trophies or attractive football, surely there can only be one choice?
Arsenal fans have been starved of trophies for some time now and I wonder how much longer it will before they starting winning trophies again.
One game that showed that the Gunners would probably have to wait for a little longer to get back to winning trophies again is their Carabao Cup game against Liverpool.
Liverpool fielded a team of youngsters and it seemed they had done their best for Arsenal to progress, but the Gunners still lost the game.
Sometimes winning trophies come with the price of not playing attractive football, and I do question if Arsenal fans would choose to fill the trophy cabinet over watching beautiful football.
They have been linked with moves for Max Allegri and Marcelino Garcia Toral. These two managers have some reputation in that they have won trophies.
Allegri won five consecutive Italian league titles among others, while Marcelino won the Copa Del Rey with Valencia last season after beating Barcelona in the final.
The former left his job at Juventus after winning a cabinet full of trophies on the back of pragmatic football. He could surely do the same at Arsenal.
Marcelino might also win a trophy or at least help lead Arsenal back into the Champions League, but the Spaniard’s Valencia never played attractive football.
Both of these managers set up their teams to be efficient, but their football is boring. Arsenal fans may have to decide if they want to end their long wait for another major trophy or if they want their team to continue playing attractive football while continuously going trophyless.
For me personally, it has to be trophies. I am fed up with not winning major silverware, it really is that simple.