Now Robbie Savage states that, “Arsenal’s board have a decision to make – do they want three more years like this (season) or do they want trophies?” and that; If he was on the board at Arsenal, he would grasp the nettle this summer and bring in a new manager.
Robbie Savage: The well respected pundit
Savage’s highly original and respected view (does my sarcasm come through??) is based on three blatantly obvious facts;
1 – Arsenal blew their best chance in ten years to win the title and will finish in (their usual) fourth and (as usual) were knocked out in the last 16 of the Champions League.
2 – Wenger will be the oldest manager in the Premier League next season.
That was then and this is now
3 – Our four main rivals will have new managers next season;
Klopp at Liverpool
Conte at Chelsea
Pepe at City
Maureen (probably) at ManUre;
and therefore will be buzzing at the start of next season.
Arsenal will still have Wenger and will be a tired act.
The four horsemen of the apocalypse?
I thought I’d take this opportunity to respond to Mr Savages comments.
1 – No shit Sherlock, how long did it take you to come up with that fact. No one else on the planet was aware of that, until you said it …..
2 – Obviously, experience counts for nothing in Mr Savages books and it’s not as if 66 is bloody ancient now, is it.
3 – Conversely (it’s a big word Robbie, look it up) our four main rivals, will be in transition. All rebuilding from a lower starting point than Arsenal, in most cases looking to change up to 50% of their starting, ageing teams and all, except one, have little or no experience of managing in the Premier League.
Oh yeah, remember Robbie (if things don’t go seriously Pete Tong over the next 5 games and Sunday didn’t help this cause) Arsenal finished above all of our traditional rivals and, in all the pundits eyes, we’ve been crap this year. Think about that for a minute!!!!
No matter what has been written by bloggers all over the Goonerverse and what your view on Wenger is, we all know that Arsene is going to be around for one more season (at least).
So, you COULD take the view that, we get continuity, we get stability and we get to hit the ground running in August.
And therefore, Season 16/17 could actually be the best chance of a title in years.
And therefore, the way to take advantage of this advantage, is to buy the minimum 2 (preferably 3) players we need, (centre back, centre midfield and centre forward), kick on, win the title, kill the elephant in the corner, crush the monkey on our backs and let Wenger retire in the glory he deserves.
Whatever happens, this time next year you’ll be millionaires !!
So it’s now down to Wenger and the board, to grasp the nettle for next season, so we can start again in August buzzing and maybe this time next year we’ll be millionaires !!