Arsenal beaten deservedly again. by Konstantin Mitov
Well, ladies and gentlemen fine readers of this site, I can’t say I’m surprised. Brighton well deserved this win. We again only played for like 10-15 minutes of the match and were complete garbage for the rest of it.
Those players are simply not fit enough to wear the Arsenal shirt. There can be little excuses for a bunch of players who’ve overseen now 3 different manager and downed tools to all of them. I don’t think Freddie Ljungberg is the man to lead us forward and I’d just hate to see people turn on him, because he was such a great player for us.
He shouldn’t be in this position and this is the boards fault for being caught with their pants down again. We should’ve had a replacement ready when we decided to pull the trigger on Emery, because now those players again don’t give it all, because they know Freddy is a temporary manager.
There’s an extreme apathy around the club. This is a reflection of decisions made on board level, or the lack thereof. This club was left entirely in the hands of one person (Arsene) and when he left, Gazidis was supposed to build this new project, only for him to leave several months later.
Then we got rid of Mislintat and Sanllehi and Vinai have taken the power at the club and they again failed with making a bold decision. We should’ve sent Emery packing in the summer and given a proper manager the window and the money to start implementing a new vision.
Now, Raul Sanllehi needs to come up with a masterplan. He has more or less two main choices. One is to bring an interim manager to steady ship (which shouldn’t be Freddy) or we go out and bring a top dog like Simeone and just know that this season we will look at what to clear out and go again next year.
How do we convince him to come, even he leaves Atletico though? Why on earth would a man with his reputation in the game come here? He would be ideal though. Arsenal need massive change. We no longer get results, nor do we play football. We are softies and an iron fist like Diego will definitely energize us or least give us something to cheer on.
The only thing regarding Arsenal that I really care about is the new manager rumors, and it’ll be another massive defeat there I think. The contracts of Laca and Auba are under question and they’ll be looking elsewhere for sure…unless we show incredible ambition which even I no longer believe is possible.
But the players shouldn’t get away with it. They are pathetic and they should very well know it. We are dominated at home by Brighton. Bellerin was terrible. Xhaka and Torreira bang average, Luiz and Sokratis giving free headers again. It doesn’t matter who we played, last week it was Chambers and Mustafi and now it was even worse. Willock was poor, and I get the feeling he was picked because Freddy worked with him in the academy and due to the lack of options in attack. We are playing Auba and Ozil on the wings.
The introduction of Pepe gave us some life, but why don’t we start him? I was hoping Freddy would be bold, but all I see on our bench is exactly what I’ve seen for the last 5 years. I don’t want to pick on people who’ve brought me so much joy, but the real story was told by the empty seats again.
“Be excited”. I’m not even sure whether I prefer the Kronekes to remain silent, because everything they say is a lie. This would’ve never happened had we had an owner who actually cares. Now rumors are we don’t have money for a manager.
We paid Wenger 10+ million a year, to see humiliating defeats, and now the money is gone and we can’t afford a manager? If I have to pick one positive from all of this, and it’s extremely difficult to do so, it is that this is definitely ringing massive alarm bells.
Something will change soon, but whether it will be the right thing and for the positive of the club I do not know, but the board can’t make another mistake. I thought it couldn’t get worse, but I no longer think so and I just don’t want to imagine what it will become.