Another must win game goes begging after a dreadful team performance. by Adam Kemp
Arsenal’s proud tradition of competing at the top seems to be dwindling away as so does Champions League qualification. Today was a must win game given that Everton and Spurs are in pole position to grab the only trophy associated with Arsenal of recent seasons. I mean the trophy for finishing fourth which is far more important than the League and FA Cups. Wenger is content to finish fourth as long as he can reach this aim he will not sign ‘special players’ to improve the team. Today we were reckless and Koscielny was an utter disgrace for rugby tackling Dzeko at the start of the match. Cost-Points-Shelly has a habit of doing this in important games and he has let all the fans down yet again. Nevertheless even with ten men the inability to defend or penetrate the final third is just inexcusable for a club like Arsenal.
In yester years we could go down to ten men and still win games with conviction. The problem is that we have too many inept players who should not be in the club. Jamie Redknapp summed it up well in respect of us fans paying A-List ticket prices to watch far too many B-List players. The like of Giroud and Podolski are certainly nowhere near the quality of Wright, Henry, Bergkamp or Van Persie. The only A-List players at Arsenal are Sagna, Wilshere and Cazorla as they could all play for any team worldwide. Our B-List players include the likes of Vermaelen, Arteta, Diaby and Walcott to name but a few. These types of players need better players in and around them to perform to an acceptable level and unfortunately we do not have enough A-Listers. We also have plenty of Z-List players all either of loan or rotting in the reserves earning their fat communist paychecks.
I love how Wenger has defended his socialist wage policy of late and the value placed on the cost of tickets at the Emirates. He had the cheek to state that the only way the club could remain competitive with the likes of Man City and Chelsea is to charge what they are charging. Well then Mr Wenger you tell me how is selling A-Listers like Fabregas, Nasri, RVP, Song, Toure and Clichy remaining competitive. Especially when you make a well-publicised annual transfer dealings profit with the replacements being B-Listers like Santos, Arteta, Gervinho, Giroud and Podolski. So you have the audacity to overcharge the fans and hit our wallets to significantly weaken the team year after year. It’s okay though as long as we play Champions League football every season as an indication of what success means to you. Since we have moved from Highbury this club takes one step forwards before taking a further two steps backwards.
The only man responsible for our demise is Arsene Wenger and I firmly stand by my judgement that he could not even manage a piss up in a brewery. He never comes out and admits to his mistakes and always pretends that the desire is there but lacked urgency, or some recycled garbage. You are telling us that there are no A-List players out there in the market ready to buy, to help elevate us back to the platform we belong on. Arsenal are ranked sixth in Europe on the official European Coefficient list with the likes of only Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid and FC Bayern in front of us. Based on our performances this season it seems an unrealistic accolade as we are arguably the sixth best team in England let alone Europe. Everton and Tottenham do look better than us and several of their players could walk into our team. Baines, Bale and Felliani would without doubt walk into our side as we are truly terrible.
It’s okay Wenger the board love you, some fans still worship you and the players speak highly of you. You really earn your money by setting your own transfer and wage budgets, coaching the team, delegating what the other coaches can do and everyone else’s job too! You are certainly a Jack of all trades but a master of nothing! You have refused the advances of financial assistance from our second largest shareholder as you would prefer to overcharge all the fans. If you probably had money to spend you still probably wouldn’t as you refuse to pay for top players. The only reason you bought Cazorla was to capitilise on Malaga’s financial uncertainty. If you would have gone out on 1st January and just signed the right players then maybe the result would have been different today.
What is starting to really depress me is the lack of quality in the attacking areas as this is sixth game in twenty-one league games we have failed to score. Arsenal could consistently score two to three goals a game and if we ever failed to score it was once a season. I recall Arsenal going through two complete seasons scoring in every game which proves that we have too many B-Lister’s up top. If Walcott was around ten seasons ago he would be lucky to get a reserve team game given his competition. Wenger is a blind stubborn impotent waste of space and he is a cancer on this team. He has no clue how to take this club forward as whoever he buys seems to make things worse. Finishing third last season and winning no trophies was a disastrous season, as is finishing fourth with no trophies. It will be a catastrophe if we finish fifth or sixth this season and then maybe the board will wake up and sack this mad man.
Love Arsenal, Hate Wenger!