Woeful Gunners cannot even beat Southampton as our rivals extend the gap. by Adam Kemp
Arsenal may have won four games in a row in the Premier League however they have been far from convincing. We have ridden our luck recently and I am getting pig sick of these players failing to be consistent throughout the season. It took three dubious penalties against West Brom and Wigan, which certainly gifted us six points as we failed to create anything from open play. I have been saying all season we do not create enough chances consistently and today we failed to break down another team full of inferior players. It is unacceptable that a team like Tottenham can have thirty-four attempts against Reading and we can only muster one shot on target against a team of similar quality.
It upsets me to see a team like Manchester United effortlessly win games with a squad barely more accomplished than ours. Sir Alex Ferguson is a far more capable manager then Wenger and I honestly think if we swapped them over we would win the league. Manchester United should be our closest rivals and we are so far behind them and it really pains me to say so. If we still have Van Persie I know we would be so much closer to them than where we are. Wenger and the board are an utter disgrace as they are allowing this club to be battling it out with the likes of Tottenham for fourth place. For years we were miles apart as clubs and the gap has closed through our complacency in the transfer market.
Will Theo Walcott sign or not sign? To be honest he is not a world class forward yet and we are so desperate for goals we are begging for him to stay. We cannot even keep international class players at the club now and I see Sagna on his way out soon too. This is actually one player I actually wouldn’t mind seeing the back of as he has been terrible over the last few games. Against Newcastle Sagna looked disinterested and lacked the urgency and energy in his performance. He was at fault for all three goals and yet again he gifted Southampton the lead today. He looks like an unhappy player like so many disillusioned players over the years wishing to depart whilst sulking on the pitch.
I think Wenger cannot get the best out of his players as he buys reputable players and then after a season we are fed up with the signing. Arshavin was a top class footballer when he arrived and Wenger moved him out of position and now he just sits in the reserves earning c. £90,000 per week. Chamakh earns similar money and whilst he was prolific for Bordeaux he has failed to impress here. Santos displaced Marcelo in the Brazilian national team and has been well below par for us. Gervinho was class at Lille and has become a complete laughing stock at Arsenal. These players are indeed terrible for us but you have to ask why they were better under other managers in other teams? The answer to this enigma is that we buy players that do not tactically fit into our style of play. We need to shift these overpaid players on and revamp our wage structure to accommodate attracting world class players again.
Arsenal currently spends c. £147Million in wages (which is third highest in the league) and when you have the like of Tottenham spending c. £90Million on wages you have to really question the manager. It is very simple to fix! Stop this communist ideology that Wenger has imbedded in our wage structure! Pay the top players £100-£150K per week and your squad players £20-£40K per week like all top clubs do! Instead he likes to pay his team all £60-£90K per week and it has resulted in other clubs unwilling to buy the likes of Bendtner and Denilson. Arsenal is a corrupt corporation ripping off its loyal fans whilst failing to deliver consistent results on the pitch. Simples!
Today was another typical Arsenal performance where we were gifted a point by an own goal from Walcott’s deflected free kick. Although we have amassed thirteen points from a possible fifteen we only truly deserved six of them. Although I do not see us finishing mid table as first feared it is possible we may finish fifth this year. If Tottenham and Chelsea keep winning this is best we can hope for and it is unthinkable to finish behind those penny-pinching ***s! It is embarrassing to comprehend that a club with a smaller ground, smaller fan base, less revenue and weaker players can achieve more than us. Unless Wenger doesn’t shift the deadwood, sign Walcott and spend his well-publicized transfer kitty this January we will definitely struggle to get into the top four.
Even if we do displace Tottenham and finish fourth it is still unacceptable to be so far behind the other three clubs. Arsenal must now progress and move forward to become the force we once used to be! Can Wenger do it? I severely doubt it as he will only sign ‘special players’ like…..Gervinho LOL! Arsenal is at a crossroads and after eight seasons this is getting a little old like Wenger and his dictatorship! Let’s see if we can beat the mighty Swansea and stop Manchester City from playing attacking and incisive football!
Good luck Wenger and I sincerely hope you prove me wrong one day as I am fed up of criticizing you! Just start doing your job and build and title winning team! Bring on 2013 and all the drama that goes with it!
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