I am finding it harder & harder to support our current regime.
As positive a fan as I am, I will always favour the good than the negative (see my previous posts on www.facebook.com/shewore), however, I can no longer accept our simple tactical errors against big sides.
Now I for one believed we were capable today of winning. Of delivering 3 points. Ok, it was not a strong belief, more just hope. What I can not understand is the change of formation this season. The tactics we used yesterday.
Mesut Ozil, when played inside or in number 10 roll, Arsenal scored 7 goals in 2 games. Not all to do with Ozil bit his contribution was there to see. He was influential.
Going back to Borussia Dortmund, who have been more than average in the league this season and were missing key players – the performance again was frustrating.
Jurgen Klopp set his side up to do nothing but press and run, press and run. Reason I mention this game is because he knew he would be out passed or even outplayed due to missing players so he set up a side to perform exactly how he wanted. In the end we couldn’t get close and lost convincingly.
Roll on Chelsea away… Wenger would have been fully aware of his abysmal record against Jose Mourhino but still set up a side that was never no different to the last 12 times. How many times can you continue with the same mundane tactics, the same errors.
This is Arsene Wenger all over. Completely stubborn in his approach . It’s his way and his way only. That’s fine when it works but we should want and should have the class to beat a top 5 side. The record last season I think was 1 win against top 4 sides.
His stubbornness not to change goes right through the club.
Transfers. We only signed Danny Welbeck because of a late unfortunate injury to Giroud, that in itself is complete negligence when you consider we were in the market for Suarez & Higuian.
His stubbornness to continue to have faith in players that really can not perform from one game to the next or are simple just average is shocking.
Why has Joel Campbell not been given a chance? On loan at Olympiakos and in the World Cup he looked the part . So much more the complete player then Sanogo would ever be.
Why does Podolski get cameo rolls?
It’s clear Wenger has his favourites. That’s fine. But it’s about time he adapted his teams to beat the top sides. It’s all well and good getting the odd win & trouncing a poor Villa side . But even then we should have pushed in for 5-6.
For me after 2005 the club was in a great place. We just needed to take the next step, on the field (not financially).
Arsene Wenger deserves his accolades for his achievements, no one can ever deny. You could make a very strong case that he should even get a statue or a stand named after him. But for the good of Arsenal Football Club he needs to say “thank you I cant take us any further”. Keep him at the club as an ambassador, or in some advisory role, but it is time for him to stand away from 1st team duties.
Arsenal will not win a league title or the Champions League again while Arsene Wenger is in charge. Harsh that may seem but it’s true. If you are happy with 4th and the odd domestic cup then his you’re man. Not me I want what was promised when we moved. TO COMPETE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL. I have yet to see that .
The great retire at the top in football, the others get moved on. At this moment in time his ruining his legacy he built. The FA Cup and Community Shield, along with the signings of Ozil & Sanchez should have been a start. But it is only half a job done. If you look deeper then the money spent you will see the problem lies with one mans stubbornness not to change.
It’s simple in my eyes. If Stan Kroenke wants a successful, winning, profitable football team, and not a profitable football club (huge difference) , he should move Arsene Wenger on, if the great man is unwilling to do the honourable thing and resign.
That will then leave the door open to get in the next manager. Someone who is forward thinking. Someone who is ambitious. Someone like Jurgen Klopp.
Until that time, expect the odd great win maybe the odd domestic cup. To be the best you need to adapt.