Arsene Deserves A Hard Time

Samuel MensahAnalyst IDecember 1, 2009

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29:  Manager of Arsenal Arsene Wenger shouts to his players during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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I will not be challenged, nor will I be told that I am wrong. For I have written articles on here, causing people to laugh at me and berate me for being nothing but right.

After the Man U game I wrote an article called "Why Arsenal Will Not Win the Premier League." It may have been vague and lacking detail but that doesn't change how true those words were then or are even more so now.

Then after the Man City game I wrote an article called "Arsenal Fans Wake Up." This time I received a lot of hate for being right. I believe my words were "I told you so," which I knew wouldn't go down well.

I'll tell you what has gone down even worse: Arsenal's reputation as a team to fear. Where is the strength, the power, the leadership, the passion? The same can be said for the fans. I don't even want to go to the Emirates if it is full of people who want to quietly cheer only when we are winning. It's sad.

What has Wenger done to the team that won the league unbeaten? Almost every one of those players could still play in the Arsenal team now, and we would be better for it. Gilberto played a great game against England the other day, but apparently he's too old for us. Same for Lehman, Pires, etc.

Okay, so even after that was all gone we had a season where we came a month or so away from winning the league. Now instead of building on that we take step backwards by selling or letting players go i.e. Flamini, Gilberto, and then later Toure and Adebayor.

Adebayor and Toure weren't stupid. They saw what Wenger was trying to do and didn't agree with it. I didn't at first, but over the last two seasons I well and truly believe that Wenger has gone mad. This talk of genius has gone to his head. The game has moved on too much for him to believe in dreams of winning the league the beautiful way with his baby-like team.

The BPL is all about power, pace, and work rate. Arsenal may have the pace and passing, but they certainly lack the rest. It's all well and good when you are beating mid-table teams by copious amounts, but to continually lose to the top 4 teams is terrible. It's not even a new phenomenon.

How many seasons have Arsenal had an inadequate squad, a poor back line, a terrible keeper, a weak midfield, and a forward line who can only rely on one player who himself has never reached near 30 goals?

I don't care how good Fabregas is. A 22 year old captain is ridiculous. Oh, and he will be leaving soon.

It's just not good enough, and no excuse can dress it up. The youngsters aren't even that young anymore, it's more than the development, it's more than five-a-side football; it's the BPL. The English BPL, THE FIGHT, THE WAR ON THE PITCH! Arsenal would fall over if someone sneezed, it's pathetic. An English backbone is definitely needed. I have Scott Parker and others in mind. Did you know Shay Given could have joined Arsenal but we lost out?

Wenger must be at fault, well either him or the board—you make your mind up. Oh, and please don't forget to tell me that I'm wrong.