ARSENAL SHOWED FAR LESS DESIRE AND “MENTAL STRENGTH” THAN BOLTON AND WERE VISIBLY LESS MOTIVATED THAN A TEAM THAT LOST 5-O TO STOKE LAST WEEK AND ARE ONLY PLAYING FOR A MID-TABLE POSITION.
YOU HAVE NOWHERE LEFT TO HIDE, WENGER, NO MORE EXCUSES; DO THE HONOURABLE THING AND RESIGN
BOLTON WANDERERS 2-1 ARSENAL
So, though it gives me no pleasure, (how I would loved to have been proved wrong), as I said before a ball was kicked this season, with this team and this manager we were set for another trophyless season. This is now the fourth season on the trot that I have made this dismal prediction, albeit very reluctantly, and have been right yet again.
Matters are getting worse though, which is now a major concern. For anyone listening to Wenger it is a plain as the league tables that the bloke has lost it. See him at pitch side; listen to his pre-match bollocks; listen to his post match bigger bollocks. He has lost the dressing room and the captain no longer believes in the manager’s approach.
Against Bolton we fielded our strongest available side,(no Eboue, Diaby or Denilson) and still we looked off the pace. Possession does not mean you are the better team; it means that other teams know how to play you and all get back behind the ball.
Where was the “I’ll die for the cause”; “This shirt means everything to me”; ” Let’s do it for our marvellous supporters” mentality? It was not there, and in truth, despite the fairy tales being spun from Ashburton Grove, it never has been there. “Do or die” never came into it, it was more, “Oh well”. How we need a Tony Adams or a Frank McLintock, or even the Dolphin-headed one who skippered Bolton yesterday with such passion and desire.
Even if the Board insist that Wenger invests in quality new players for next year, we all know he won’t do it. We may get a centre-half and possibly one other, as he will not want to “spoil the development” of such geniuses as Denilson and Diaby (both injured again at the moment thankfully).
Will we be able to hold onto Cesc, Nasri, Wilshere and RvP for next season? If they’ve got any sense, they would be off to a club where they know they’ve a decent chance as there will be none coming our way again next year, unless Wenger goes.
I predict here and now how next season will pan-out. The new Board will give Wenger another chance to do it his way and another trophy-less season will ensue. Only then will the lemmings that follow the official Arsenal mantra unquestioningly will turn, and then Wenger will have to go. A sad way to end, but more importantly for us the fans, it will be at least 8 seasons without a pot.
I for one will not waste more time and money going to the ManUre game, and it is highly unlikely I will even bother with the final game against Villa. I have invested many thousands of pounds over 50 years watching this club and have never been so disillusioned. an outsider will say, top 4 in the Premier League, what’s the problem? The problem is we are going backwards while the likes of Spuds and Man City are ever improving, and, quite honestly, I AM SICK TO DEATH OF TIPPY-TAPPY FOOTBALL, “YOU TAKE A SHOT – NO, AFTER YOU – NO PLEASE I INSIST – I’LL PASS IT BACKWARDS THEN!”
GIVE ME WINGER, BEATING HIS FULL-BACK, FOLLOWED BY A GOOD CROSS AND IN OFF THE CENTRE-FORWARD’S HEAD. THAT IS GOOD FOOTBALL – WHAT WE PLAY IS KEEP BALL, AND IT IS BLOODY CRIMINAL!
Sorry chaps, but even a day after the debacle I am still steaming at the ineptitude of it all. We went down without a fight, barely a whimper. A defeat to ManUre – who DO have mental strength – with another at Stoke will leave us struggling for a top four finish.
I suppose there’s always the Royal Wedding to look forward to!
WENGER OUT…..AND OUT NOW!