THE ‘IRREPLACEABLE’?

To some of the fans he is the main man for the job, to others, his time is up and needs to move on. Arsenal‘s Arsene Wenger enjoyed a good spell of glory at the club and would always considered as the best manager for the club.

Many Arsenal fans can do nothing than to sit and watch their club go through  a continuous fall whiles in the hands of the same man who  brought fame to the red and white outfit. Many think It is time for the board of directors to address this continuous inconsistencies in the team. Nevertheless, fingers would also be pointed at the master tactician when he fails on the pitch whiles the board of directors conceal themselves behind opaque curtains of failure. The club has seen difficult times and The Arshburton Groove cannot boast of a single trophy after a move from Highbury. Is the club with its board of directors interested in making money whiles forgetting the main reason for the existence of the club? A question that every unhappy gooner would want an answer.

Arsene WengerWenger’s policies have failed for the 6 seasons in which the club had seen no trophy but it has been more difficult in convincing the manager to revise his continual failing polices. After losing the carling cup to Birminghman City, Arsenal has dipped in form. This season was predicted to be a good one for the gunners but for their first 3 games, the club rather made history in the negative direction, being beaten by Liverpool F at home after 10 years of effort to do that. Also the weekend saw Arsenal being raped by Man Utd mercilessly. This should have been a wakup call to the club to revisit their mission statement.

Many clubs in europe had to take a hard decision to let a good manager leave his job for the success of the club. i can recall a lot of clubs who did not tag their managers as irreplaceable. Arsenal must start taking the bull by the horn and stop being cowards.

1. FRANK RIJKAARD

He is part of the current success of Barcelona. He won  5 trophies for the club when he joined the club in 2003 and later shown the exit when  Barcelona’s president Joan Laporta announced that at the end of the 2007–2008 season, Rijkaard would no longer be head coach of the first team. the club’s interest, pride and future was paramount. 5 seasons, 5 trophies and no trophy in his last season 07/08 got him fired.

2. Fabio Capello. The sergeant-majorish Italian was sacked by Real Madrid in the summer for not winning the title with sufficient panache but style was never his priority. That was winning. His AC Milan side once went unbeaten for 58 Serie A matches which trumps Arsenal’s Invincible.

3. Vicente Del Bosque. For years, he seemed destined for lowly coaching roles at Real Madrid but ended up taking charge for the most successful spell in the club’s modern history. Quiet, unassuming, almost Paisley-like, he made a team out of the galacticos. Madrid showed their gratitude for two European Cups by sacking him

Del Bosque: "This is an accident, a small step back"

4. CARLLO ANCELLOTTI

Chelsea sacked their Double-winning manager Carlo Ancelotti in a corridor at Goodison Park minutes after the club’s 1-0 defeat to Everton.On 1 June 2009, Ancelotti, 52, succeeding temporary replacement Guus Hiddink, was confirmed as the new Chelsea manager after agreeing to a three-year contract worth £9 million, and formally assumed his duties on the 1st of July. He was sacked after years aside his good works for the club

5. LOUIS VAN GAAL –Louis van Gaal has been relieved of his duties as coach of Bayern Munich with immediate effect, the German club has confirmed. On 7 March 2011, Bayern Munich declared that van Gaal’s contract was to be cancelled after the end of the 2010–11 season, nevertheless he was sacked on 10 April 2011 after losing the third place in the Bundesliga. The 1 × German Football Manager of the Year (2010) won 3 trophies for the club after joining the club in 2009. wow just 2 seasons.Louis Van Gaal

Arsene Wenger is indeed a great coach but the his failure to address the weakness in his team puts the club in a situatuion where it is likely, no glories would soon be seen at the emirates.

Its been a long wait for us Arsenal fans. And still we wait. Day in day out, we support this club. But what good is support if our players and manager cannot perform to their best standard?
Its been 5, nearly 6 very long years since we won the FA Cup in 2005.When a club, with such a strong tradition of winning, like ours, does not win, then something is wrong. Something must be changed. We’ve changed the squad numerous times, signing players, selling them, but still no change in results. This led to the very sad realisation, that our inspirational manager Arsene Wenger must leave.

Arsene is a great manager, but he has failed to provide consistent results, and it is these inconsistencies that have cost us the Premiership, FA Cup and Carling Cup for so many years. So, I feel that if trophies are what we want, then we must look to another man, to lead our club to victory.

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UDINESE RESULT TO DETERMINE OUR SPENDING

IT may sound funny but tonight at  1845GMT, the kick off for arsenal’s future begins. Udinese is the club that currently stands in Arsenal’s way and the same club offers hope for the future. This is the return league of the UCL being played at the  Stadio Friuli, Udine, Italy. The stadium has a capacity of 41,652 but with current limit of 30,667. Udinese, founded in the year 1896 has a chance of worsening Arsenal’s poor start to the season or bringing back hopes

Stadio Friuli - Udinese

Arsenal, for the past few weeks has gone through hard times. This is capable of lowering the teams’ confidence. The team lost its captain to FC Barcelona. Eboue also joined Galatasaray the same week. Yesterday it was officially confirmed that Nasri was the next to leave the Arshburton Groove. This is a blow to the confidence of the team. For the first time Arsenal goes into a champions league play off not as favorite but as underdogs though with a goal aggregate registered in their name.

Emirates stadium - First blood to Arsenal v Udinese: in pictures

Udinese on the other hand  lost some great players to other teams but have currently regrouped to focus for the future. The Zebrettes would try to capitalize on the weakness of the Arsenal team. They definetely know Arsenal has suffered from the lost of their experienced players and would seize that opportunity to sinflict further pains on them. This is a home match for them and a convincing win at home would see the Zebrettes qualify for group stages of the champions league, and further see Arsenal into the Europa League.

However, Arsène Wenger is relieved that he can get on with his job on Wednesday night after his two-match UEFA suspension was put on ice. Wenger — “My assistant [Pat Rice] will be less under pressure now,” said Wenger after hearing the news. “I will be in a position where I can do the job like I wanted.
“But the most important thing of course is that we have a good team performance and that the players and me together make the right decisions.”  Right decision must indeed be made to see the team qualify for the group stage of the champions league.

ISSUE OF CONCERN

Arsenal is yet to replace the players lost this season, and must definitely be experienced ones. Many players have still been linked for a move to The Emirates but it is being alleged that, all big names would want to make the switch, provided Arsenal can leave Italy with a good result. Arsene Wenger has ruled out the signing of Lazio’s Zarate which gives Inter the green light to go in for the striker. Hazard, M’vila and Jageilka and still on Wenger’s radar. The transfer window will be closing in just a week and every supporter of Arsenal is screaming aloud at Wenger to open his cheque book. Ian Wright has also admonished Wenger to make some signings as the team needs to be fixed. BUT DO THE SUPPORTERS ALSO KNOW THAT OUR QUALIFICATION TONIGHT WOULD INFLUENCE OUR SIGNINGS?

Players would have to play for Arsenal not because of the money and our qualification to the UCL but for the pride and dignity of putting on  the red and white jersey. Currently, the Boss is yet to comment on players who desire to play for the team in these times of hardship, but until that, UDINESE stands in our way of bringing quality players to The Emirates. Udinese clash must therefore be treated like a world cup final.

WE ARE THE ARSENALS AND WE CAN DO IT, HOME OR AWAY BECAUSE ITALY IS A GOOD HUNTING GROUND FOR THE GUNNERS.

ARSENAL WOULD DO THE ITALIAN JOB… CHEER THE TEAM AHEAD WITH YOUR COMMENTS.

Time for Lunch

GOONERS

Players Signed by AFC fans so far….pt1.

No sports news currently passes through the various social networks without a fan of Arsenal digging through to find what may interest him/her. If Wenger rules out  briefing the fans on the possible players that he would want to bring to the Emirate, then he can relax as the Arsenal fans do it for their beloved club. After all the club is for the fans.Each transfer rumor head or read online begins to trend especially on twitter if the news is Arsenal related. Fans are itching to see new faces whiles Le Prof is also itching to add quality with the money received from Cesc’s transfer but yet to find ones who are better than his current squad, Squillaci, Chamckh and the others.

The fans are good in linking players to  the club which Wenger refuses to see as quality for his team. Meanings are now read into all arsenal stories enabling the fans to continually hope for the best. Until the transfer window ends on 31st of this month, all hope is not lost. Hopefully, about 1/10 of the players in Europe may be linked with arsenal before the transfer window closes.

These are some of the stories most ‘fustrated’ fans read meanings into but never materialized. we the fans do not blame ourselves but rather the desire to see new faces fill up the empty lockers that Clichy, Fabregas, Denilson, Eboue and soon Bendtner and Nasri are about to create.

Juan Mata —
Valencia have secured the loan signing of Real Madrid midfielder Sergio Canales, both clubs have announced on their respective websites.

Analysis from the Arsenal Fans-– Valencia new signing could be the replacement of Mata who is set to join the London outfit in the summer.

Deal never Materialized but was quite fun.

Jadson — On His Twitter

“My friends! If all goes well at the start of next week I will have news for you”. –

jadson

Analysis from the Arsenal Fans–  Jadson was spotted in London which meant there was possibly, a deal going to take place between the player and the club

Deal shipwrecked because Wenger denied any move for the midfielder

Scott Dann

Dann has been left on the bench during his sides pre-season friendly games and their europa qualifier league against Naciona.

Analysis from the Arsenal Fans–  Deal likely to take place between the player and the Arsenal.

Deal Yet to be confirmed

Phil Jageilka–

Later in the day images of Jageilka was all over the internet claiming the defender had a meeting with someone at an airport in England.

Once again arsenal fans who are eager for to see new faces at the emirate did wenger’s job and allegedly claim that Phil met a representative of Arsenal at the airport with some documents to be signed by the player. i just don’t know when Football professional contracts began to sign at the airport.

Later news reaching us claimed the airport was  Manchester Airport. I am yet to find an arsenal fan who could explain why that contract deal could have taken place at the airport in Manchester.

Even bad boy Joey Barton

After his club released him, many fans expected to see the bad boy at arsenal..

Analysis from the Arsenal Fans–  Joey Barton may be the best the guy Arsenal needed at this moment so Wenger should snap him.

Story lasted for virtually few days after Barton was spotted training with Newcastle Utd. 

Part 2 to follow soon

Goodnight

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