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Ivory Coast stars were so ashamed after AFCON they donned disguises. Drogba donned a monk’s vestment ... Turning a street corner, an old woman said, “Hi Drogba!”Drogba stormed home & changed to a Tuareg. Again, the old woman grinned & said, “Hi Drogba!”Shocked, Drogba asked her: “How did you recognise me, Ma?”“Don’t be ridiculous,” she replied, “It’s me, Yaya Toure!”
Highest ranked FIFA team in England, 5 England internationals, best youth academy in England, World Coach Of The Decade, best stadium in the country, one of the richest clubs in the world, most self-sustaining club in England. Please Phil, give it a rest you have gone beyond tedious.
Do we see the gap between ourselves and the best clubs in Europe and England decreasing? UNEQUIVOCALLY, NO! So, then, what should we expect in the coming years? More of this so-called 'rebuilding' or an overhaul in strategy? And regardless which, has Wenger proven himself - in the last five years - to be the best man for either of these tasks? NO.Exactly the same mistakes as Benitez/Liverpool...
It comes down to one thing for me: After approx. five years of 'rebuilding', where is Arsenal in the process? Do we see strong, tenured players providing the foundation? Outside of maybe Vermaelen, NO. Do we see our best talent staying because of the mid-long term potential they see in the 'rebuilding' process? NO. Do we see a mixture of successful signings, from quality youth to experience? NO.
Arsene could have kept a lot of the 'invincibles' for a good while to win more trophies. His age 30 limit for players is not a good policy. look at Giggs. because Sir Alex knows what he can do, he has kept him and he delivers. Arsene must swallow his pride and change this policy. it has failed woefully. players tend to leave when they see their future is not guaranteed.
"Arsenal have been diminished by one of football's oldest laws. No team can replace top-class, in some cases world-class, players with inferior models and get away with it for long." This is the most accurate summary of what has happened to Arsenal. I love Wenger, but many times he behaves as if he is God and can 'create' great players from cheap bargains on the market.
It's about time people actually had taken notice about how good Bayern Munich really is.I'm a Man United fan but Bayern for me have the most complete team in the world, the quality that they boast is incredible.
History of Bayern in europe11 semifinales 9 finales and the 10th one is coming
It will take years to transform Arsenal. Sometimes it works to a limited extent when a club acquires a few expensive stars [City example]. The thinking at Arsenal must be the next five to ten years and not the next season. If this fact is accepted it becomes clear that a new managerial setup will be required. It goes without saying, that the same applies to the Members of the Board.
@717. Except AW would be almost immediately out a job because Pep i on the way in, so Bayern would also be stronger. Win-win!Just kidding ;-)
Utd won nothing last year, but did qualify for CL, which gave us the chance to have great nights like at the Bernabeu. Would I swap that for winning the League or FA Cup last year? No, frankly. But that's because I'm confident it won't be long before we win something again. Perhaps I'd feel differently if we hadn't won anything for 8 yrs, but the chance to play Bayern at all is a prize in itself.
Swap the two managers. Put Wenger in charge of Bayern and Heynekes in charge of Arsenal. End result? Arsenal would be stronger and Bayern would be weaker.
The current Arsenal team has no fighting spirit, too slow, and has no belief in itself. The team can be easily rattled by a goal. Not nasty enough and can be pushed around easily. All manager's fault. Arsen has to go if we want to win trophies.
Why buy players if you don't keep them trained properly.Arsenal can't kick hard. Corners don't reach the goal area. Big kickers are bought but soon lose it, like Podolski, Arteta, Arshavin, and Rosicky. Ramsey learned a big kick while on loan to Cardiff.Arsenal rarely switch wings with one kick.Defense gets pushed around, which is down to training. Vermaelen was scary when he joined.
Also there is some bias at work here, be it xenophobia, anti-intellectualism, class or all three. Wenger is getting slaughtered for being one of the most efficient managers in world football but when Dalglish was stinking up the PL or 'Arry was sucking hard at Spurs...where was the noise? The banging of drums? The pitchforks?
@703I didn't complain, so that's not "EVERYONE". Believe it or not, some people actually didn't care...
Fact: Graham 9 years manager 6 major trophies including a euro trophy--- Wenger 16 years 7 major trophies: -----Wenger inherited the infamous defence of aams etc---Wenger "the greatest AFC manager?" - Since Wenger appointed Chelsea have had 6 managers who have won 15 major trophies. He is the emperor with new clothes..
I think Arsene Wenger has principals, which he sticks too.And I agree with him.Football for the last decade is going down hill, with overpaid players, over inflated transfer fees and fickle fans who will stop going to games once their team falls from grace.I am not an Arsenal fan, but I happen to agree with Arsene Wengers policy of not overpaying players or transfer feesArsenal must keep him
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