When will things ever change for the better? by Adam Kemp
Arsenal produced yet another eye scratching performance to draw against another mediocre side. Swansea has traditionally been a decent footballing league team and has definitely overachieved in recent years. Given that there are teams like Leeds, Bolton and Middlesbrough lurking outside the Premier League, Swansea must be on cloud nine! Not to mention prior to today’s game that this inferior club had managed to convincingly win two games on the trot against us, how on earth could a third be on the cards? Luckily we managed to draw forcing a replay at the Emirates! How long must we continue to wait for trophies? It looked like we were going to be dumped out of another competition but we scraped a result when it should have been a comfortable victory.
The first half was very boring typifying our clear inability to create anything from open play! In the recent months Arsenal have only managed victories through being given controversial penalties, poor misfortune of the other team scoring own goals and horrific defending gifting us goals. If you look back over our last few games we have been damn lucky to nick some of the results we achieved! Since our last league defeat to Swansea we have misleadingly claimed four wins and a draw! The game against West Brom we won from scoring two penalties and both were certainly debatable. Obviously we were then humiliated at Bradford before convincingly winning at Reading. Now Reading at that period was conceding three or four goals a game as they could not defend to save their lives.
We then faced a trip to Wigan and they were definitely very unlucky not to pick up the three points. It took another soft penalty to settle the tie and horrific misses from the Wigan forwards to gift us the points. Arsenal still failed to create anything from open play of any substance. Then came the game against Newcastle where we were made to look far better than what we really are! Newcastle is a club suffering with major injuries and teams like Brighton outclassed them. So for us to get all excited over a Walcott hat-trick against a club who cannot stop conceding for fun is a sign of ignorance! Then there was the horror show at Southampton where we could not even muster a few shots on target! Arsenal simply does not have the quality of players to penetrate defences consistently and bury their chances.
The second half was pretty much a one sided affair with Arsenal playing with some conviction. They were so accomplished in possession but when we were in the final third the finishing was atrocious. So even when we finally create a shed load of chances we cannot even put them away. When will this just end and we will be finally proud to watch this team winning with style. I can officially now state with confidence that we are not one of the best attacking sides in Europe at present. We are a shadow of ourselves and we still have not made any signings that we so desperately need. This once great club is now just a laughing stock to its rivals as they can just cherry pick our top stars to win silverware.
I urge you to think what would the score have been if we still had Robin Van Persie? He would have scored at least three goals today where Walcott and Giroud misfired. I cannot understand how a club like Arsenal could just let its top player leave as it has further doomed us into mid table obscurity. The main idea of moving from Highbury to the Emirates was to elevate Arsenal to the next level and sadly it has made us go backwards! At least you were entertained by the quality of the football a couple of years ago when we were not winning things. Now we are not winning things and football is just dreadful! The fans are now dreading playing the likes of Everton and Stoke as we are not convinced we can now even beat mid table sides. I can understand a transitional period where the financing of the Emirates was a big achievement.
Nevertheless the fans are the ones who are paying for the stadium through paying overinflated ticket prices. The ground is a spectacular venue and it will always ensure we will be a big club for many years to come; however, what is the point of having this stadium if you fill it with frustrated fans and average players pretending they can deliver trophies? Wenger has recently come out defending his socialist wage policies and I think he should just be shipped off to China! Go manage a Chinese team as your business operates in a capitalist economy you complete moron. This moron bemoans that other clubs can pinch his top players by offering higher wages!
Well it’s bloody simple, stop moaning and just pay the top players the money. How long have we tried to get rid of the likes of Bendtner, Denilson and Arshavin? Due to this socialist policy we have the likes of these players earning £50-£90K per week where other clubs simply will not pay the wages. So we just loan them out as no club will actually buy these overpaid wannabe footballers. Now we have allowed another two players to leave on loan in recent days, which either simply should just be sold or released. Where are the replacements Wenger? No wait you will only sign a special player to add something to the team. Considering the quality of players he has at his disposal he may as well just sign the Peterborough United squad as they fit the criteria! What a load of recycled and replicated bollox!
How can you endorse a wage structure that stops you attracting the world’s top players and rewards average players? This guy is a moron and for me this is definitely the final nail in his coffin! He is a great coach and he is one of the best coaches in world football. Problem is his stubbornness and his economic ideals do not mix! You all think I hate the guy but I sincerely do not! I respect his achievements in football but he is a dinosaur in a new age! He should just be allowed to coach and not have the influence in running other areas of the club. Just evaluate our results and style of play this season and you will come to the same conclusion as me. I conclude that this is without doubt the worst footballing side he has created in his overstayed dictatorship! We are now nearly without debt and prospering with great profits in a time of economic uncertainty. Arsenal is a great business for the greedy shareholders and our owners let Wenger make these judgements.
Whilst Wenger is in charge I can only see us further digressing and Tottenham will soon be finishing higher than us. How can a club like Spurs with two thirds of our stadium capacity, two thirds or our wages bill and struggling to break even continue to play better football than us? How can they outbid us and attract the likes of Vertonghen and Holtby? Players of quality seem to be drifting towards a smaller club whilst we have a complacent manager arguing the toss about his rigid wage structure? Why does it appear that we are linked with everyone and we never complete any top signings? No one expects you to sign Messi Wenger, but is Falcao or Cavani unrealistic? Could you not sign the likes of Lopez, LLorente, M’Villa, Hamsik or Baines? No to go buy proper players and pay proper money is not your style. You just stick to signing players like Santos, Park and Squillaci! Then you realise that they were cheap and no one else wants them when you want to sell!
Enough is enough and something will need to change very soon! When will Arsenal go out and make a statement of intent and acquire some talent to put us back into contention? No wait, we may sign Theo Walcott and Wenger will use this as propaganda to brainwash you into thinking he has done enough! Wenger out! Wenger out! Wenger out!