ARSENE WENGER IS NOT CHUFFING ABOUT THIS SEASON by Nashy
“I believe any player or any employee has to defend the company he works for and if he’s not completely happy with it he has to go somewhere else.” Arsene Wenger
BOOM. Arsene Wenger is clearly not chuffing about this season and if the quick sale of a disillusioned Alex Song wasn’t enough of a pointer in his no nonsense approach to squad management, then the quick public rebuke of Bacary Sagna tells enough of a story. Season after season Arsenal have been hamstrung and hindered by egos taking over the dressing room, leading to a lack of harmony amongst the players which is a very tangible reason for our lack of fight in recent seasons. It’s simple enough, if you love the club and those that you are playing with then you are more likely to fight for every point.
You’re more likely to put in that extra little bit of effort to ensure victory, meaning that this season could finally see us put to bed the “Can they do it on a rainy night in Bolton? Oh they’re relegated.. a rainy night in Stoke! Oh that’s already taken place… a rainy night in Norwich it is!”
We shouldn’t really be counting our chickens just yet, but we can only go on what we’ve seen so far, and so far we’ve seen a new defensive resolve that will stand us in good stead for the rest of the season. The confidence that keeping three clean sheets, compared to the comparative confidence shattering experience of shipping eight at your worst enemy’s back yard, will bring to the squad is a brilliant platform for us to kick on and show that we canj be consistent at the top level.
Too many seasons have seen us perform to our potential in patches, yet you see something in this team that Wenger has put together that differs from other seasons. It’s hard to articulate just what I’m talking about, but here’s a metaphor that real Arsenal fans will understand.
You know that look in Vermaelans eyes? That steely, cold hearted stare? The whole team have that this season. Even the kit man. Even Pam the Tea Lady is more consistent with the sugars in her tea.
And I think that’s all we want, as Arsenal fans. Not consistent sugar application, although that is always a bonus, but to have a team which will be consistent throughout the season and be there or thereabouts come the end. Although I thought it couldn’t get worse than being in the title race until having the annual February car crash, being out of the title race by October was appalling.
Bacary Sagna knows that as much as all of us. He has a right to be slightly miffed that we sold two of our best players, we were all pretty chuffing miffed about it so someone who actually plays for the team has every right to feel disillusioned about the situation. But Bacary also needs to realise that he plays for Arsenal Football Club.
Victoria Concordia Crescit.
I love Arsenal,
and I love you too……
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