Arsenal went on an impressive – and surprising – 22 game unbeaten run which was brilliant and showed that with the right ideas and training, we can improve on the football pitch. But even with the new management we are still lacking in key areas, and it seems as if investment is not forthcoming.
It’s been 10 years now since Stan Kroenke got involved with Arsenal and to date has not invested a single penny into improving the team, and constantly hides behind Arsenal’s “self sustaining model’. And correct me if I’m wrong, but he’s possibly the first ever owner not to put any money in and try and help the team on the pitch?
Under Arsene Wenger Arsenal slipped from title challengers, to a Top Four side, to a Top Six side. Unai Emery has taken over and let’s be completely honest here – inherited a Top Six squad. Arsenal are currently 5th and in reality that’s where they should be. Arsenal need investment to go to the next level.
Some players have under performed this season, notably our defence. Lichtsteiner and Mustafi in particular have been awful this season and at their age, won’t improve. The Mesut Özil situation has become a farce – the second highest paid player in the Premier League is out of favour and always “injured”. He’s worse than bloody Darren Anderton!
Then we have the manager. Unai Emery has taken on a mammoth task and has had a lot of problems to deal with. But has he got some of his team selections right?
It’s clear we’ve reached a crunch time in the season and things aren’t falling apart just yet, but could descend into a real slump.
So how can we get back on track? Does the manager need to re-think his tactics and ideas? Do the players need to get their act together and start playing for the badge? Or does Stan Kroenke (finally) need to put his hand in his pockets and actually help strengthen the squad?
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