Arsenal’s Contract Issues, internal squabbles and general loss of plot are making themselves known on the pitch
Does it come as a surprise…?
I mean, really, has it come as a surprise that we’ve been unable to buy players because we’ve been unable to sell the average players we have due to the exorbitant wages we pay them?
Take Alex Oxlade Chamberlain for instance.
Just found his mojo as right and sometimes left-wing-back. Check.
Decides not to renew his contract if we don’t pay him the hefty weekly wage of £125,000 a week. Check.
Will probably be inconsistent in his performances after ten or so games. Double Check.
One or two seasons later, we’ll look to offload him but no one will be willing to pay his hefty wages. Triple Check.
And so it has been with Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Mathieu Debuchy and maybe Theo Walcott. Then there’s the situation where Arsene allows players to run down their contracts. And he attempts to justify it…
“Not at all. It’s an ideal situation. Everybody has to perform. When you’re a football player, you perform until the last day of your contract. What does it change when you have two years or one year left to go? When you go onto the pitch, you want to play and do well.
“Do you really think that [players] sit in the dressing room before a game and think, ‘Oh, I only have one year to go, I will not play well today’? Where does that come from? When you’re a football player, you want to go out and play, and do as well as you can. What does that have to do with the length of your contract? I’m amazed that you’re surprised by that. It looks normal to me.
“The performance on the day does not depend on the length of the contract. If that was true, we would sign everybody for 20 years.” – The Independent
It’s okay when this happens to your bang average players, but when this happens to your best players? It’s laughable.
And whilst I know that no two people are the same, this clip from Alex Ferguson’s book seems to make perfect sense to folks with common sense:
@piersmorgan @Matt5cott @LeGrove Lord Wenger would do well to read the wisdom of Sir Alex in how to lead a team! pic.twitter.com/XI0ZxrcTJX
— ak (@adkat98) August 22, 2017
Also with our defense leaking so many goals, selling Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny becoming injury prone, you would have thought that Arsene would strengthen at the back with at least one. This doesn’t help our sales pitch to Alexis Sanchez who believes we lack any ambition whatsoever.
More than one football betting site still holds out on Alexis Sanchez making the move he so desperately wants; it’s a sit tight moment for Gunners. The verdict is still out though, as the transfer window is yet open and Arsenal more than any other club know magic can happen in the last 24 hours to deadline – Ozil.