What would you have done differently if you were the coach at Arsenal? by Sylvester
Okay folks, here is a million dollar question to those who have been so vocal, and aggressively so, when discussing matters relating to Arsenal. If Emery was to be sacked today and you were appointed the Arsenal coach, what will you do differently to revive the fortunes of the club?
It is not a hidden truth that Unai Emery is living on borrowed time, as far as being the coach of Arsenal is concerned. In recent games, the Spaniard seems to have lost his way at Arsenal; we have been losing games we should be winning, we have heard stories of players not being comfortable again at the club and to crown it all, we seem to be set to be on the verge of ending the season without Champions league qualification.
So let us assume I was to be appointed as Arsenal coach, these are the things I would do to make a difference.
1. I will sell players who seem to be tired of playing: To be honest with you, at Arsenal, we have players who seem to be playing just to get paid. This set of players won’t put their lives on the line for Arsenal and it is affecting the game negatively. They don’t turn up in games that the team needs them to turn up for; they virtually stroll on the pitch, when the ball is not with them. These players are noticeable and it will be a waste of space to call out names, for now.
2. I will look inwardly to see if I can make leaders out of my players: Every team needs leaders who can motivate and inspire them to cross over the finish line, when things seem to get difficult. We have been involved in games this season, where all we needed was the believe to finish off such games in grand style but we have always been found wanting. At Arsenal, we need players who can lead the rest of the team, in difficult times.
3. I will work on the defence: The defence needs to be over-hauled and that is just the truth. At times I ask myself what David Luiz is doing playing at Arsenal? When Arsenal needed a solid defender that would improve our defensive play, the only player they could get was David Luiz! Who does that? What a weird decision. If I was made the coach, I would work more on the defensive side of our game and get me players who are ready to work with me.
That’s all folks. If you were made Arsenal coach, what would you do to turn things around?