There’s nothing to celebrate on Sunday by Konstantin Mitov
The final game of Wenger’s reign at the Emirates is comming at least 3 years late, but thank God it’s finally here. And the players will be doing a guard of ‘honour’ to Wenger. There’s more embarrassment in this than anything else. Our glorious capitulation at the Europa League summed up the last 5 to 10 years.
We bottled another big game, but what bothers me more is that we didn’t have the motivation to play in the he last meaningful game of the season which is astonishing. Our mentality over the past 14 years has gone from being able to win at every ground to 0 points away in 2018. We are now associated with failure.
On top of this, people talk about our style. At the moment it is running around the pitch trying to play only in attack and every time we have to defend there’s an error lurking between one of the defenders or the keeper. Also when we concede, we start playing like we’ve never seen each other.
So what are we applauding on Sunday? We’re celebrating what Wenger did 14 years ago which is pathetic! We already partied for those achievements. This is like celebrating your divorce, because you had a few good years at the start. You are divorcing because it doesn’t work anymore and it hasn’t worked for years.
We now we need to be working on important matters like adding a new manager. And he has a mighty task. The squad needs a massive clear out and there will be not enough funds to fill all the holes.
We have to go back to the basics of defending. Marking people, set piece play, dealing with crosses and long balls. This had been neglected for years and won’t just suddenly be installed by a new man.
We need someone who will come with commanding respect who won’t be afraid to drop the likes of Ozil, Xhaka and so on if they don’t play well. He also has to be a coach as we’ve built a system that won’t allow the power Wenger had ever again.
So there’s a lot of work to be done. Sadly we don’t yet have anyone prepared. The board has never had to do such an important task and they’ve always hidden behind Wenger. Now the curtains fall and we need to act.
When the highlights of the season are the manager leaving, and Stoke getting relegated, you know something seriously needs to change when your name is Arsenal. Luckily one obstacle is leaving, but we shouldn’t be celebrating. We should just try to beat Burnley, so that we don’t finish 7th as we still have 2 away games left.
Anyone, once the dead parties are over our healing process begins and I cannot wait.