Arsenal endured yet another frustrating day in front of their own fans. This time however it was ‘old adversaries’ Manchester United. United came into this evenings game to the Emirates with a rather underwhelming start to the campaign, with that in mind – one must have thought that ‘ it’s a good time’ to play the Red Devils.
Sadly though for the Gunners they would lose this match and go further behind pacesetters Chelsea. Losing is a very painful emotion in itself – but yet another defeat to one of the so called ‘big four ‘ has lead to many disgruntled fans ‘calling for the head’ of manager Arsene Wenger.
What doesn’t help is the apparent statement coming from Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp, which some may argue has only increased the pressure on Wenger. Klopp who has been a champions league runner up with Dortmund, is a manager that is widely respected in Europe- but he himself is struggling in his current job with Dortmund who are currently in a lowly 15th place in the Bundesliga.
That in itself is not necessarily a true reflection of the German side this season, they have breezed through to the knockout stage of the champions league. Jurgen Klopp has won the domestic tittle with Dortmund back to back – but even Jurgen Klopp hasn’t been able to prevent arch rivals Bayern Munich winning the league at a canter.
The talk of Klopp being the next manager of Arsenal is a bit harsh in my humble opinion – but the stats don’t lie . The Gunners already even at this stage of the season, seem out of the title race and it’s not even December!
Arsenal’s players are trying but they’re naive, I think maybe Arsene Wenger’s tactics is naive. The French manager these days always seems to come second best against one of their ‘bigger rivals’.
Despite the ‘Rolls Royce signings’ (that’s no reference to Marco Reus) , players such as Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil – Arsenal seem to lack the big game mentality. This defeat against Manchester United only emphasises what the problems have been before – the defence and a holding midfielder.
The criticism of Wenger in the past has been that he doesn’t spend – but to his credit he has changed that. I still can’t understand why Arsene Wenger opted to sell his club captain Thomas Vermaelen, the Belgian is just the player they need at the moment.
To eradicate that mistake Arsenal need to make some defensive reinforcements, if they don’t I think some reinforcements might be needed at managerial level.