The current state of Arsenal football
A wise person once said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
Insanity is the perfect word to describe what Arsenal has been since the Invincibles team won the Premier League in 2004 without a single defeat. Arsenal has not won the league since, and has also suffered some of the most embarrassing defeats the Champions League has ever seen. For the amount of money Arsenal spends and for the status of being a top club, not winning the league in 14 years is unacceptable. Yet for reasons unknown, Arsene Wenger is still not out.
With Arsenal currently sitting at 6th place in the premier league table, they are choosing to sell their players instead of sack Wenger. With the Alexis Sanchez transfer to Manchester United official, he becomes the second player that Arsenal has sold this season to a team ahead of them in the standings. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was the first when the Gunners sold him to Liverpool. Other players that have been sold this season include Francis Coquelin to Valencia and Theo Walcott to Everton.
Arsenal did however receive Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the swap for Sanchez, but he is not the talent Sanchez was and it feels like Arsenal is blowing it up and trying to rebuild. However the only way they will be able to truly rebuild is by getting rid of their out of touch Gaffer.
The players never seem to play for Wenger and he is constantly putting his players in formations to fail. It’s been hard being an Arsenal supporter watching the team get demolished in the Champions League whenever they play the likes of Bayern or Barcelona, as well as watching them lose repeatedly to the other top 6 teams in the premier league.
Winning the FA Cups is the only reason Wenger is still there. Yet, no fan should feel happy about winning over an FA Cup for a top club. Winning that trophy is like winning your division in the NBA.
Arsenal is on pace to miss the Champions League for the second straight season, and unless they are able to get Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the future looks disastrous. We’ve seen this story before, Arsenal has the money to spend yet Stan Kroenke/Wenger stand pat and expect things to change without doing a damn thing.
Here’s to hoping that this will not be the same ol' song and dance.