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The State of Arsenal FC
SteveBould 6 years ago Edited
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           Arsenal Football Club are the 5th biggest club in the world according to value with a total value of 2.1 billion dollars. The only teams above them are (in order): Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich. Below them are (in order): Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Juventus, Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, and PSG.(Information via Totalsportek.com). In 2014-2015 Arsenal had the Highest Matchday Revenue in the world, probably because Arsenal charged the highest ticket prices of any club in the world ($2,895 for season tickets).

            Yet Arsenal have exactly 0 Premier League Titles in the last 12 seasons, and lucky number 13 is right around the corner. So how is it that Arsenal are a massive club, with millions of supporters worldwide, but don't win? Well, some blame the stadium they built years ago, some blame the outrageous transfer fees players are being bought for, which Arsenal just recently succumbed to, some say it's just unlucky. Some fans are delusional to the point where they are actually satisfied with finishing in the top 4 year after year and say it's great to make the Champions League! Except Arsenal are just as consistent in the Champions League as they are in the Premier League, they never win it.

             Arsenal had a dream team years ago that didn't lose a single game in the Premier League and went on to win the title. The Invincibles played beautiful football, dominated opponents and were a joy to watch. That was the last time they won the league. That was '04. What happened? Well they built a new stadium, but is that enough of a scapegoat to win nothing but a few FA Cups in over a dozen years? We're talking about one of the top 5 biggest clubs in the world people. Has Arsenal been performing in the same category as Real, Bayern, Barca, and ManU?  Hmmmm. 

           So who is to blame? You can point fingers at the front office, say Stan Kroenke is a cheapskate who doesn't care about the club winning titles, which is an argument that does have some substance. You can say Arsenal's run differently than other clubs shareholders wise and this is true. But there is one underlying figure in this all. One man who deserves blame. One man who is holding onto the glory days of the club. One man who is living in the dark ages. One man who if people had an expiration date his would read: went bad 10 years ago. The one man who has the most weight to throw around in the club than anyone else but is ironically a lanky, frail toothpick. The one man who deserves the majority of the liability for the absence of silverware in the Gunners warchest: Arsene Wenger. 

           This man has watched the giant that is Arsenal Football Club slowly burn in front of his eyes for over a decade and Arson has done nothing but pour lighter fluid on the flame. Every little move that a manager makes makes the club and Wenger has got every single decision wrong for years. Selling Thomas Vermaelen and getting Per Mertesacker? Selling Alex Song, a great, young, promising defensive midfielder which is extremely valuable in the world of football and was a weak spot that Arsenal needed filling, and possibly still need to this day. So you get Mikel Arteta? Ulgh. Selling Nasri, Clichy, Carlos Vela, and the worst of all: Robin van Persie. I get that Robin van Persie wanted out because he was a stud striker on a shit team, but you sold him to United and they won the league the next year and he scored 30 goals, come on. It's alright, Wenger got Maroune Chamakh, Ryo Miyachi, Gervinho, Park Chu-Young, Giroud and Yaya Sanogo, so we're good. We're desperate in a January transfer window and this dude grabs some guy named KIM Kallstrom from Russia who had a broken leg... In the 2015/2016 Summer transfer window this dude grabs 75 year old washed up Petr Cech and Mohamed Elneny. Are you even trying to win a title? Mohamed Elneny left a game for Arsenal last year with diarrhea.. Wanker finally gets some balls and spends a few dollars on some people (Xhaka, Mustafi and Perez) who are decent players but he don't play Perez. And then he sells Serge Gnabry who of course starts ripping Germany apart. I just can't believe that kind of transfer activity. Awful. Aside from Sanchez and Ozil they've shot themselves in the foot year after year. 

         Playing time: Always playing Szcesny over Fabianski? Ramsey over Rosicky? Choosing to stick with Giroud over Lukas Podolski? And today Giroud over Lucas Perez? My dead cat could outrun Giroud. "Oh, he's good on headers though"---did you see that wide open miss from 3 yards out against Bayern the other day? Scratch that, have you ever seen him play?!?!?? Consistently playing Iwobi on the wing over Chamberlain. (Moves Chamberlain to CDM to give him playing time) Iwobi's skills fit better there than Ox. This man does nothing for his players confidence because he signs people and doesn't play them. Who does he stick by? Coquelin? Giroud? Ramsey had one good year. He tried to stick by Wilshere, that didn't work. Tried to stick by Szcesny, that didn't work. Makes Arteta a captain so the team got more boring by the second. Makes old man Mertesacker a captain then he snaps his leg.

              So Wenger is a good tactics coach? Well, we never win the league, usually because we always lose to the good teams, that can't be good tactics. Get pooped on in the Champions League by the really good teams so that's not good tactics. "He's a revolutionary fitness coach" Arsenal players are hurt year, after year, after year. "He's been a great leader and helped the team for 20 years, show some respect." They've been mediocre for at least 10 so piss off. All I have to say about this coaching wizard is his contract is up at the end of the year and I hope and pray he has enough respect for the fans and enough common sense to see that the club would be better without him.

           All this shooting ourselves in the foot aside we still have a decent squad. Not much for goalie but Bellerin is young and promising and so is Mustafi, Rob Holding, and Chambers. Gabriel could improve and Koscielny is still solid. 
        In midfield you have a growing Granit Xhaka, Chamberlain, Adelaide, Zelalem and Iwobi (Ramsey and WIlshere are big question marks). Everybody else's future is in question or just sucks. 
        At forward you have Welbeck, Walcott, and I guess Donyell Malen everybody else's future is in question or just sucks. Danny Welbeck is a player that I really like and has the potential to be Arsenal's main man barring another injury.
       But this is a colossal club with plenty of money, support and existing talent to once again become a world class side. We are a new coach and a few good transfers away from glory my friends, so hold onto hope.. 

Until next time,
COYG,
Steve Bould

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Arsenal Football Club are the 5th biggest club in the world according to value with a total value of 2.1 billion dollars. The only teams above them are (in order): Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich. Below them are (in order): Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Juventus, Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, and PSG.(Information via Totalsportek.com). In 2014-2015 Arsenal had the Highest Matchday Revenue in the world, probably because Arsenal charged the highest ticket prices of any club in the world ($2,895 for season tickets).
            Yet Arsenal have exactly 0 Premier League Titles in the last 12 seasons, and lucky number 13 is right around the corner. So how is it that Arsenal are a massive club, with millions of supporters worldwide, but don't win? Well, some blame the stadium they built years ago, some blame the outrageous transfer fees players are being bought for, which Arsenal just recently succumbed to, some say it's just unlucky. Some fans are delusional to the point where they are actually satisfied with finishing in the top 4 year after year and say it's great to make the Champions League! Except Arsenal are just as consistent in the Champions League as they are in the Premier League, they never win it.
             Arsenal had a dream team years ago that didn't lose a single game in the Premier League and went on to win the title. The Invincibles played beautiful football, dominated opponents and were a joy to watch. That was the last time they won the league. That was '04. What happened? Well they built a new stadium, but is that enough of a scapegoat to win nothing but a few FA Cups in over a dozen years? We're talking about one of the top 5 biggest clubs in the world people. Has Arsenal been performing in the same category as Real, Bayern, Barca, and ManU?  Hmmmm. 
           So who is to blame? You can point fingers at the front office, say Stan Kroenke is a cheapskate who doesn't care about the club winning titles, which is an argument that does have some substance. You can say Arsenal's run differently than other clubs shareholders wise and this is true. But there is one underlying figure in this all. One man who deserves blame. One man who is holding onto the glory days of the club. One man who is living in the dark ages. One man who if people had an expiration date his would read: went bad 10 years ago. The one man who has the most weight to throw around in the club than anyone else but is ironically a lanky, frail toothpick. The one man who deserves the majority of the liability for the absence of silverware in the Gunners warchest: Arsene Wanker. 
           This man has watched the giant that is Arsenal Football Club slowly burn in front of his eyes for over a decade and has done nothing but pour lighter fluid on the flame. Every little move that a manager makes makes the club and Wenger has got every single decision wrong for years. Selling Thomas Vermaelen and getting Per Mertesacker? Selling Alex Song, a great, young, promising defensive midfielder which is extremely valuable in the world of football and was a weak spot that Arsenal needed filling, and possibly still need to this day. So you get Mikel Arteta? Ulgh. Selling Nasri, Clichy, Carlos Vela, and the worst of all: Robin van Persie. I get that Robin van Persie wanted out because he was a stud striker on a shit team, but you sold him to United and they won the league the next year and he scored 30 goals, come on. It's alright, Wenger got Maroune Chamakh, Ryo Miyachi, Gervinho, Park Chu-Young, Giroud and Yaya Sanogo, so we're good. We're desperate in a January transfer window and this dude grabs some guy named KIM Kallstrom from Russia who had a broken leg... In the 2015/2016 Summer transfer window this dude grabs 75 year old washed up Petr Cech and Mohamed Elneny. Are you even trying to win a title? Mohamed Elneny left a game for Arsenal last year with diarrhea.. Wanker finally gets some balls and spends a few dollars on some people (Xhaka, Mustafi and Perez) who are decent players but he don't play Perez. And then he sells Serge Gnabry who of course starts ripping Germany apart. I just can't believe that kind of transfer activity. Awful. Aside from Sanchez and Ozil they've shot themselves in the foot year after year. 
         Playing time: Always playing Szcesny over Fabianski? Ramsey over Rosicky? Choosing to stick with Giroud over Lukas Podolski? And today Giroud over Lucas Perez? My dead cat could outrun Giroud. "Oh, he's good on headers though"---did you see that wide open miss from 3 yards out against Bayern the other day? Scratch that, have you ever seen him play?!?!?? Consistently playing Iwobi on the wing over Chamberlain. (Moves Chamberlain to CDM to give him playing time) Iwobi's skills fit better there than Ox. This man does nothing for his players confidence because he signs people and doesn't play them. Who does he stick by? Coquelin? Ass. Giroud? Ass. Ramsey had one good year. He tried to stick by Wilshere, that didn't work. Tried to stick by Szcesny, that didn't work. Makes Arteta a captain so the team got more boring by the second. Makes old man Mertesacker a captain then he snaps his leg.
              So Wenger is a good tactics coach? Well, we never win the league, usually because we always lose to the good teams, that can't be good tactics. Get pooped on in the Champions League by the really good teams so that's not good tactics. "He's a revolutionary fitness coach" Arsenal players are hurt year, after year, after year. "He's been a great leader and helped the team for 20 years, show some respect." They've sucked for at least 10 so piss off. All I have to say about this coaching wizard is his contract is up at the end of the year and I hope and pray he has enough respect for the fans and enough common sense to see that the club would be better without him.
           All this shooting ourselves in the foot aside we still have a decent squad. Not much for goalie but Bellerin is young and promising and so is Mustafi, Rob Holding, and Chambers. Gabriel could improve and Koscielny is still solid. 
        In midfield you have a growing Granit Xhaka, Chamberlain, Adelaide, Zelalem and Iwobi (Ramsey and WIlshere are big question marks). Everybody else's future is in question or just sucks. 
        At forward you have Welbeck, Walcott, and I guess Donyell Malen everybody else's future is in question or just sucks. Danny Welbeck is a player that I really like and has the potential to be Arsenal's main man barring another injury.
       But this is a colossal club with plenty of money, support and existing talent to once again become a world class side. We are a new coach and a few good transfers away from glory my friends, so hold onto hope.. 

Until next time,
COYG,
Steve Bould

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SteveBould 6 years ago Edited
Arsenal, England 8 314

im tryna post something really long but it keeps coming out weird and in this bullshit scroll box

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Arsenal Football Club are the 5th biggest club in the world according to value with a total value of 2.1 billion dollars. The only teams above them are (in order): Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich. Below them are (in order): Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Juventus, Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, and PSG.(Information via Totalsportek.com). In 2014-2015 Arsenal had the Highest Matchday Revenue in the world, probably because Arsenal charged the highest ticket prices of any club in the world ($2,895 for season tickets).

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SoccerBoss 6 years ago
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