November 4, 2019 at 11:02 am #1796608
Muffler, do you think sacking a manager after 1 season and 10 games is beneficial? Is it going to help us, how do we get a new manager now, it will be someone unemployed desperate for any job or we have an interim manager for the rest of this season. If Dick is so bad why did the powers that be appoint him, he can’t speak English, didn’t they notice. Who is going to come to a club who has blown its money, has a massive wage bill that can’t be reduced because no one wants our cast offs. The new manager will need to start again but can’t spend and has to deal with the same dross. Getting it now, the whole club has to be purged and we start again such is the mess we are in. The club said it had a long term strategy, it ain’t working.November 4, 2019 at 11:08 am #1796612
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Oracle what do you suggest we do then apart from the getting rid of x y z player? We keep this donkey who plays ten midfielders in our team?November 4, 2019 at 11:27 am #1796623
bsm walk, I never wanted Dick in the first place. Why do you think I call him Dick. He should never have been appointed and only was appointed because he was unemployed. I’ve always said he had no hope. I don’t see how he plays 10 midfielders as we don’t actually have any. Dick will go and the next one will come along and fail unless there’s a clear out of players. Nothing is right at this club, nothing. We have the culture of loser embedded into the clubNovember 4, 2019 at 12:13 pm #1796664
I’m surprised to know how much steam this Mourinho rumour has picked up.Personally,I don’t really care about the Moral side of things here.I don’t really care what has been said and done in the past.The real question should be whether this guy is the right man for Arsenal.
The only upside he has to himself is expereince..in trophies espescially.The downside is I feel he’s failed to adapt to change.He was not the best tactically in the past few years,he use to go to Liverpool,city and even visiting us and concede more than 20 shots at goal.You just can’t put that down to players ONLY.
Truth is this is a far fetched rumour.Historically speaking,he joins clubs with high ambition that are capable to challenge for trophies,but most importantly ones that have an empty chequebook.Arsenal are the neither of those,he’ll know he’ll have a real challenge on his hands here.I just don’t think he’ll even consider taking the job,unless his thinking has drastically changed and he can’t get a job at a really top club like the ones he’s managed.November 5, 2019 at 10:02 am #1797120
what do people make of the Chris Wilder as a manager and type of manger that maybe we need. if a manager like that can get them playing and DEFENDING well with the quality and money they have then maybe he could do so for us, but not being elite it wont happen, interesting thoughNovember 5, 2019 at 10:11 am #1797127
Just to throw something in the pot.
Maureen had an ongoing feud with Wenger and Arsenal. He is very egoistical, and would love to prove everyone wrong by making Arsenal work.
It would be the ultimate put down for all the clubs, who have let him go, and for an “In your face”, to Wenger.
Imagine if he pulled Arsenal up and got them in the trophies. Champions league win to boot.
He would explode with self adulation.
Remember, he’s not busy at the moment and an egotistical man cannot stand to be in the shadows. What could be a better “Riposte”, to all who have who have dared to doubt his talents.
Watch this space. GFL.November 5, 2019 at 12:19 pm #1797174
I don’t care who it is but just not Maureen. As well as someone to sort the team out we need peace at the club not a manager who would keep us as divided as ever. On top of this he would bring slating the players in the press, Criticizing the club for not spending money, blame refs every week and play negative football and no youth team players, which is apparently our plan going forward!!! I repeat there is no positive to him coming! Sorting out the defence and making your team hard to beat and negative is the easier part of that job.November 5, 2019 at 2:35 pm #1797221
Is it beneficial well is better to keep someone who clearly is not up for it and let status quo remain?
Sacking someone should never be done lightly but this is someone who fails in every department and I dont think he has the tools to turn it around.
Would we make top 4 with anyone else is anyones guess but we will for sure not make it the way we play under Emery.
Yes the options are limited at the moment which why a long term target might not be possible. But someone who can turn it around in the short term is out there that can give a needfull boost to make at least one target instead of the hapless Emery.
I do agree that the clearout of players must continue until we really compete but one step at the time. Keeping a muppet nobody understands is not taking us forward in any sense.November 5, 2019 at 2:45 pm #1797223
You’re right muffler but do you trust the powers that be to appoint the right person. They couldn’t even work out Dick couldn’t speak English. Of course Wengers stooge Gazebo was involved in that but the decision was made by committee, Kronke, Gazebo and Sanllehi. Then again they’re all we have got so it will be down to them less Wengers office boy. Still after we get stuffed on Saturday the plug might be pulled on Dick so a choice will have to be made.November 5, 2019 at 4:32 pm #1797253
No the trust in the men at the helm is of course an issue in it self. I think in the Emery case they were blinded by his EL record and saw that as extra way to CL should the league campaign fail. Given the way our squad looked like they went for the cheap option in terms of the manager.
Will they get it right who knows but in the short term a new voice with a clear plan can temporarily give a boost. Because right now they look lost of any kind of form, confidence and a direction.November 5, 2019 at 5:06 pm #1797265
You put that down to the manager, I put it down to the attitude within some of the players and that has to change first. Sacking managers after just over a season tends to be counterproductive but Dick sealed his own fate when he made Xhaka captain, I know The Stupid One and SteveOSnakeOil think Xhaka has been made a scapegoat and the fans are to blame, both have stated that, but Xhaka has never been any good and is one of the players I’m referring to. Dick will be gone very soon, certainly before Christmas then what happens in the January transfer window? This season is a write off and we aren’t making any progress. This club is in such a mess it’s untrue.November 5, 2019 at 9:07 pm #1797317
I think its a combination of the manager and the players that are not working.
Having some players on the pitch while not performing and others gets dropped for no reason becomes a problem after a while. Players who do have ambition of course get affected. So i do agree on that as well.
Xhaka just got stripped of the captain roleNovember 5, 2019 at 10:12 pm #1797339
Well,I don’t agree that the combination of manager and players are not working,I also don’t believe the reports that Emery has “lost the dressing room”.Usually,these kind of reports come around when there is an enormous amount of pressure on the manager.
Emery has a different way of playing football.He’s basically going all out attack,it’s outscoring the opposition.Imagine if we have Mourinho,who’ll surely focus more on the defense.That will probably tighten up our backline,but we wouldn’t create half the chances or maybe even score half the goals we have under emery(not counting “recent results/form”.Then,he will be accused of playing negative football and not playing to Arsenal’s strengths.
Bottom line – Getting in a replacement is not as easy as it sounds.This “any manager will do better” is complete nonsense.Emery has his flaws,i have many criticisms of him but results wise ever since he’s joined it’s not been poor at all.
So…It really depends on who the next appointment would be.Personally,I think only an elite manager in the top bracket of managers(Klopp,guardiola etc) would get us playing the football the “fans want to see”.Other than than,there will always be flaws,there will always be something to moan about,with this squad at the disposal.November 5, 2019 at 11:06 pm #1797356
TSO – “Emery has a different way of playing football.He’s basically going all out attack,it’s outscoring the opposition.”
What games are you watching mate? I’ve never seen this Arsenal side, under Emery, ever look like they are going for it and trying to outscore the opposition. I agree with your point about any manager other than an elite manager getting this squad firing again. I seriously cannot think of any manager who could turn this squad around. That doesn’t mean we persevere with Emery though. He’s not good enough whatever way you cut itNovember 5, 2019 at 11:09 pm #1797357
TSO, I find it hard to argue with you when you say Emery plays an attacking game. In fact if you said he played a defensive style I’d also find it hard to disagree with you and therein lies the problem.November 5, 2019 at 11:28 pm #1797359
Madmaxsdaddy, anyone who thinks Dick goes all out to attack in every game simply has no understanding of football or hasn’t been watching games, probably both. At least unlike some other posters you have realised that this squad is sadly lacking in all areas. No one will repair this damage until there’s a serious clear out, maybe people on here are waking up at last. Dick could be gone during the international break as we will undoubtedly get hammered on Saturday by a much better side with better players, more belief and a manager who understands the PL and speaks English and knows how to set the side up. Leicester do know how to attack and their defence is solid. I suggest you all watch this game you might learn something.November 6, 2019 at 6:44 am #1797362
Oracle – do me a favour mate, don’t use my post to have a go at other posters. But onto your point, we probably are going to have to churn through at least another manager before we get to where we need to be. It took Klopp (a much much better manager than Emery even before both arrived in uk) a good while to get that team where it needed to be.
Coming to the players though if I could pick my first eleven that I do think is good enough to compete for Top 4 it would Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Saliba, Tierney, Torreira, guen/cabellos, Pepe, Auba, Laca. We probably need to bring in depth all across the back four and in CM. Otherwise we can use youth as a backup. Do we have any youth players knocking on the door in those areas?November 6, 2019 at 8:34 am #1797383
shifters you really arent to bright when you say i think Xhaka has been made a scapegoat classic
we have enough in the squad for top 4…with a better managerNovember 6, 2019 at 10:06 am #1797420
Madmaxsdaddy, Dahhhhh who was it said ‘what game were you watching mate? after pointing out a ridiculous comment from El Stupido. I merely agreed with you.November 6, 2019 at 10:10 am #1797421
SteveOSnakeOil, living up to your snakeoil reputation I see. You’re the one not very bright because you’re the one who said it ‘Xhaka is a scapegoat’ so don’t lie about it. Would you like me to reproduce your post? Remedial education can help those short term memory problems, there is help out there.
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