No Arsenal fan can be happy with the performances NOR the results by KM
After being slaughtered every time I put Arsenal’s faults down to the manager, he comes out once again to prove my points correct. Happy birthday Arsene, there are your three points. Taking the points was massive, because it means one more win and we will most likely go through.
But bar the points, the only positive I can take is Alexis Sanchez. What a player we bought there! Bar the undeniable quality, his lightning pace and his finishing, we have a fighter. His spirit and commitment to the game are undeniable. He saved our point against Hull and he was our only threat going forward.
The usual problems are what is more and more concerning. We don’t address the defensive problems. We don’t have a keeper. These problems are there for what 5 seasons in a row ? If Giroud didn’t get injured this would’ve been the X year in a row we have only one striker. But the worst problem of all…
….The manager is OK with that. He is okay that we are not competitive, that we have obvious holes in our squad. No defensive midfielder. Mertesacker is awful. I mean I like the BFG, but come on, he is literally terrible. We have no back up right back and we started the league timetable with just six defenders!
What is worse. We are rich. We have so much money it’s ridiculous. We can easily spend as much as PSG and Man City. We can be the rich spoiled kid in school which is showing off its fancy new toys, instead we choose to be in decline and blame everything else for our own self-made misery.
We have to go out and throw a 30 million pound bag at Dortmund’s front door to buy Hummels and another 20 to Leverkusen for Bender. We are in the same situation United is, with the fact they have a solid keeper and a fearsome attack. We are just hanging on the skin of our teeth every game.
Some time ago 1-0 to the Arsenal was 99% a certain victory, now we concede from every header in our box. This is ridiculous and unacceptable. Ivan Gazidis needs to take some blame here too. Where is the guy to tell Wenger to get the squad right or he is packing his bags.
Wenger is 65, for a comparison B. Rodgers is 41, Diego Simeone is 44, Jurgen Klopp is 47, Mourinho is 51, Ancelotti is 55, Guardiola is 43. I would have all of those managers (with little doubts about Rodgers) managing our team. They have a vision for the modern game.
Wenger is a good servant of the club, maybe the best we ever had, but times change, and people need to change too. Sometimes you adapt, sometimes you are worn out. Where are the excuses? Results like yesterday give breathing space but it’s papering over the leaks. I’m not buying the “this group has spirit, resilience and blah blah”. We need big spending in January to quick fix our season and a new vision from some new faces…