I don't know if Arsenal's an embarrassment or if the way Arsene Wenger runs the club is an embarrassment. The Frenchman would rather depend on hope rather than talented reputable players.
He would also rather jeopardise Arsenal's success to give youth a chance in the hope of creating "loyalty" which hasn't worked with the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie leaving when Wenger needed them most.
All this points to the fact that Wenger cares more about producing talent than producing success. He doesn't believe in the power of money, so why doesn't he just coach the youth team?
I'm disrespecting him but genuinely questioning why he doesn't just take up the youth team coach position? He can do everything he likes, not worry about success and not get ridiculed for not spending. It's better for all parties involved.
Wenger stated in his press conference before the Chelsea game that Arsenal are now at a stage financially where they can compete with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea in the transfer window.
Many fans knew this was the case last summer so I cannot really comprehend why Wenger didn't go out and buy a striker. Luis Suarez, Gonzalo Higuain and Diego Costa were options, he decided to flirt with Higuain then not go through with the deal then make a mockery of himself and the team by bidding £40,000,001 for the current top scorer in the league.
Loic Remy - who was a proven goalscorer for QPR the season before - was also available for a loan move, so why didn't Wenger go for him? Could it be that he is not "top quality" or is it because bringing him in will mean his new unknown signing Yaya Sanogo will not get much first-team football?
The season started off surprisingly well to most fans but I believed it was expected with all the major changes going on in and around the top four teams so I strongly believed Arsenal could compete for the Premier League title this season.
As expected since it has been happening for the past six years, Arsenal always lose key players during the season to injuries then completely crumble. This season it was Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey getting injured before the January window, it was almost a sign that Wenger should have brought in 2-3 more signings inthe summer, but he had a chance to bring in a striker and a midfielder in the January window.
Every pundit, ex-player, fan, etc was telling Wenger to buy a top quality striker but he bought an injured midfielder, Kim Kallstrom who was amazed at the signing himself.
Manchester City didn't have to add to their squad because they have depth, Liverpool tried to bring in a few players but in the end didn't and it wouldn't harm them because they only had one game a week.
Chelsea went out and bought Nemanja Matic and the Egyptian international Mohamed Salah who was available for £10million; a fee Arsenal could have afforded and with Walcott out he would have been a good addition to the team as Arsenal have been lacking pace without Walcott.
An argument can be made that sometimes players aren't available in transfer windows. Okay, by that logic Arsenal shouldn't be totally outplayed by Everton. Everton are a great side but everyone would expect Arsenal to do more as they have players who have been playing Champions League football and drew 1-1 with the best team in the world at the Allianz Arena.
Yet our downfall is partially because of the players just not turning up, but more so because Wenger is absolutely tactically complacent. He's as complacent tactically as he's complacent in the transfer market.
Players have confirmed that any homework they do on opposition is on their own time. You know what that means? It means that every single time our team goes out there, because of Wenger, our team has absolutely NO idea what the other team possesses.
Wenger justifies it as saying they'd rather focus on their own strengths. Fair enough, he wants us to play in a way in which we impose our play. Except that's only possible when the opposition are expected to sit back and allow us to impose our play.
Teams such as Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton don't sit back, they impose their own play, which is why this theory does not work anymore. It may work against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-final, but it will not work on teams who are willing to impose their own play on Arsenal.
This means that we go into every game with the same exact tactics, thus being completely predictable and the players don't know what to do half the time because they have no specific role. Wenger depends on hope and common sense on the pitch and off the pitch.
I genuinely believe Wenger's mentality can never be changed, he won't go out and spend £100million on two or three world class players which is needed.
Arsenal either keep Wenger and continue with the same circumstances or we don't have him at all. I personally believe it is time for change at the end of the season. What would you rather want?
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