My thoughts about our Club Arsenal:
This is part 1 of 2, due to the Instagram word limit👊🏻 For the last 10 years I have been a die hard Arsenal fan and go to all home matches and have watched every match. But in return what do I get? Two moments of sheer joy, in the two fa cup wins😪 I have had enough and something has to change.
Firstly Wenger : He has been an amazing servant to this club. He gave us the invincibles and the double, twice! He has built a new stadium and has delivered champions league football every year. However Arsene you have to go. Ok I don't blame you for not delivering major success between 2006-2012 because you built a stadium and kept up with the teams that had pumped money and respectively glory into their clubs, when our money was going into the new stadium. But since 2012 and the stadium has been paid off there is no more excuses. You have become naive, stubborn and tactically inept! You can not take us to that next level that we are all crying out for. It is the same season after season and you are not the man to be at the helms any more. I respect everything you have done, we all do, but it's time to step down now! #wengerout
Fans that say, "be careful what you wish for" : I believe I am supported by most fans in saying we are happy to take a step back to take two steps forward. Yes when Wenger does leave, it might have a detrimental impact in the short term but I believe someone else can take us up to the new level. I don't want this every season I want a change! He is going to leave at some point and I believe that time is now.
The Board: Everyone knows that the board isn't the board we want. Stan Kronke the manor share holder, has stated "he didn't buy Arsenal to win trophies". This is a mindset that has drifted from the top down. However, we did spend £84 million in summer. Now I know that isn't as much as City or United, it was only £1 million less then Chelsea. This shows that even though they aren't willing to pump millions into the club, they are starting to spend more and more and it's not all down to money. Look at Leicester last season!
11:04 AM Mar 18, 2017
West Brom 3 Arsenal 1
Arsenal have now lost 4 of their last 5 games and it is now surely over for Wenger😡
The game started at a quick pace as both sides looked to scored the opener! However after both sides missed chances it was West Brom that took the lead. A brilliant corner was whipped in and Arsenal defended like statues and allowed Dawson to score an easy header, 14'😪 However we responded expertly as a wonderful Xhaka ball, found Alexis in time and space to finish with aplomb, 16'😆 Both sides then forced the opposition keepers into splendid saves, most notably Cech's worldie save, with his right finger tips. However no teams double their goals and it was 1-1 at half time.
The second half started slowly as Arsenal didn't create any clear opportunities and it was the Baggies who got their second. Ospina made a howler to spill the ball into Kanu's path and he had the simple job of putting the ball into the back of the net, 55'😣 Arsenal then hit the bar but couldn't cut out any clear opportunities after that, and Dawson scored a carbon copy of his first goal with a brilliant header, 75'. The Arsenal players looked to give up after that and the game then stumbled to a close😤
It really was embarrassing and soul destroying. The title is long gone, the Champions league is over, the top four looks drifting away, so how can Arsene stay! He doesn't deserve a new contract on the passed 3 or 4 years. Time to go!
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10:35 AM Mar 18, 2017
Player Ratings ⚽️
Cech - 6️⃣ - Had little to do throughout the game but pulled off one solid save in the first half.
Gibbs - 7️⃣ - Given the start he has deserved, and was reliable when called upon.
Mustafi - 6️⃣ - Dealt well with the physical Lincoln attack and prevented them from getting space in the box.
Koscielny - 6️⃣ - Again, was hardly tested but didn't make any mistakes, looks like a world class defender as per.
Bellerin - 8️⃣ - Attacked and defended well today, showed confidence working with Theo going forward.
Xhaka - 7️⃣ - Controlled the match tempo and played some quality passes in spreading the play.
Ox- 6️⃣ - Went off early due to picking up a knock, but looked comfortable on the ball in the brief spell.
Walcott - 7️⃣ - Scored again and was a constant threat throughout. Looking more consistent in front of goal.
Ramsey - 6️⃣ - Scored a goal but had chances he should have done better with. Didn't do much wrong but still feel he's more of a fringe player currently.
Sanchez - 8️⃣ - Eager, as always, to get on the ball. Worked hard to find the openings and got his reward with an exquisite finish. We NEED him to stay!
Giroud - 7️⃣ - Battled well with the big Lincoln defenders and created some decent link up play. Was the right striker choice for this type of game.
Özil - 8️⃣ - MOTM - Came on for the Ox and was back in top form. Sped up the games tempo and was always finding space to exploit and create opportunities in.
Coquelin - 6️⃣ - Had little influence on the game but won a few tackles and is a good back up as always.
Perez - 6️⃣ - Got few opportunities to exploit the tired Lincoln defence, but still showed the pace and skill he can bring to the team. Feel he fully deserves a start.
Manager - 7️⃣ - ☺
Took no risks in the chosen lineup. Gave Lincoln a lot of respect and the team rewarded him with an improved and confident display. He definitely wants to win this cup.
Ref - 7️⃣ - 👍🏼- Didn't appear to be any controversial decisions and kept the game in good spirits.
Fans - 6️⃣ - 😐 - Quiet as was expected but a huge sense of relief was evident at full time!
Next up is West Brom and 3 points is 🗝 to keeping in touch with the top four race!
05:16 PM Mar 11, 2017
Arsenal 5 Lincoln City 0
Arsenal end Lincolns cup run as they thrashed the non-league side 5-0, and ensured the Cup run stays alive!
In the first 45, Lincoln produced a solid defensive display. They stayed resolute throughout and limited the Gunners to only half chances. They also forced Cech into a brilliant save to keep the score 0-0. However the favourites did take the lead through a Walcott deflected finish. After some pinball in the box, the ball fell to Theo to flukily score his 102nd Arsenal goal, 46'😉 The Second half started at a frantic pace and the Gunners were 3-0 up by the 58th minute. Giroud finished off a beautiful Arsenal move to put the Gunners in the driving seat, 53'. Five minutes later the third goal went in, as Alexis's cross was turned in my a Lincoln defender and all but end their cup run, 58'✨ Alexis then got in on the act and scored a beauty dancing pass two defenders before curling the ball into the back of the net, 72'🔥 Ramsey then capped on the scoring as the ball fell to him at the back post and he had the easy task of putting the icing on the cake, 75'👊🏻 This was the display us fans deserved and it was nice to see no chances taken. We will face a big side in the Semifinal before the big one in May! 🔙🔛🔝 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️⚽️ #coyg #arsenal #love #ozil #like4like #follow4follow #football #bpl #soccer #sport #fitness #alexis #mustafi #cech #wenger #instagood #photooftheday #arsenalanalysis
04:21 PM Mar 11, 2017
It's Match Day⚽️
Arsenal vs Bayern Munich
Champions league - Last 16 2nd Leg
Aggregate (1-5) KO-7.45PM
Arsenal face the impossible task of facing Bayern Munich in the hope of winning by a 4 goal margin to progress into the next round! Although on current form, we are more likely to loss 4-0😞
There is an air of mystery surrounding Arsenal at the moment and there are big changes up ahead. Wengers future looks miles away from being resolved and it's looking increasingly likely that Alexis and Özil will not sign new contracts and the club face the dilemma of selling them in summer for ruffly 40mil each, or losing them on a free next year! Personally I would love the club to come out and say what is happening instead of leaving us fans in the dark🤞
We all know the quality that Bayern hold. With Goal threats from all angles as well as a fantastic defence with a worlds best keeper between the sticks, it's looking extremely difficult to win the game, let alone 4-0! But this is the mess the players put themselves in and if we do go out, I want to see us go down fighting!👊🏻 With a cloud of gloom already looming over the club, the mass protest before the match might make the situation worse. However I am fully supporting the protest as even though many fans want Wenger out, not enough of them stand up for what they believe in. I respect Wenger and he has been a brilliant servant to this club, but he is tactically inept to take up to the next level and needs to pass over the reigns👍
My Arsenal Team ⚽️
Bellérin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Gibbs,
Walcott, Alexis, Lucas,
Özil is set to miss the game through illness and I feel Iwobi should lose his place after a run of poor performances recently. I feel Alexis can fill Özils void and maybe play up top with Welbeck if needs be💥
I think it will be a 2-2 score draw! Unfortunately I don't believe that we can put 4 pass on of the best teams in the World and sadly get knocked out again, at this stage😪 Let me know your score predictions in the comments below!🔴⚪️
12:26 PM Mar 7, 2017