EMBARRASSING: Arsene Wenger WON’T buy a defensive midfielder for Arsenal in January or any time soon

Wenger's methods of the past are preventing him from evolving in the modern game

Wenger’s methods of the past are preventing him from evolving in the modern game

Over and over and over and over and over again. How annoying it is to be a supporter that already knows the negative outcome of the game? As soon as I saw our line-up I called the defeat at Chelsea which I’m sure many other sane Gooners did too. 

Yes let’s nullify the threat of Cesc Fabregas by filling the midfield with midgets, that’ll work. We have absolutely no power in the team it’s cringeworthy.

People keep calling Eden Hazard’s run an unstoppable bit of brilliance but seriously there were some awful half-hearted challenges there. We have lightweight midfielders that aren’t even strong enough to make cynical fouls, at least Alex Song would’ve committed the foul before he got to Laurent Koscielny or even better, the likes of Gilberto Silva and Patrick Vieira would’ve stopped him full stop.

Arsene Wenger’s facing the only man in football that I’m sure he despises yet still can’t pump the players up for this game it’s a joke. The people taking positives out the game are the blindfolded ones.

It feels like we did okay because it wasn’t 6-0 like last time but not a shot on target till the 90th or something shows how pathetic we were.

Smaller pitches like Stamford Bridge and Highbury made us dominant whenever we graced them because we had 6’0 players able to cover the whole blade of grass with ease. To be so powerful, dominant and commanding whilst also having a high level of technical skill made us unbeatable, literally!

Jack Wilshere 17

Wilshere is the perfect example of what Arsenal’s typical midfielder has become

Now all our small players get run over against any decent side we face away from home.

I dislike Jose Mourinho with a passion and that push from Arsene excited me but it’s a little embarrassing that we can see how much Wenger dislikes him and must be so desperate to beat him yet just can’t.

Per Mertesacker said in a recent interview he thinks we’ll try something a little different in this fixture and I was waiting to see what it was….

Were we going to line-up like we did against Galatasaray and pin Chelsea back with a quick front 3? Nope. Did we wrap Abou Diaby in cotton wool to save him for these kind of games? Nope. I was guessing all week but same old tactics same result.

When Wenger first arrived he was way ahead of everyone else in regards to diets, training regimes, philosophies and scouting. Now modern day managers have adapted to the trend he set and have now left him behind.

It’s worsened by the fact Wenger is too stubborn to change anything.

If Mesut Ozil isn’t on song he’s the biggest passenger to carry, but Wenger doesn’t have the balls to sacrifice Ozil. Protecting a player’s ego or confidence matters a lot more to him than the result needed there and then. Ozil should’ve come off for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and I felt for Santi Cazorla who was our most lively player.

It took an Olivier Giroud injury for us to go out and buy a striker like Danny Welbeck, and I really don’t know what more it will take for us to get a defensive midfielder but Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta are way below par.

The captaincy having gone from Vieira to Arteta symbolises the direction the club has wrongly gone in. From power and dominance to tidy softies.

Wenger is a completely different manager to the one a decade ago and we’ll continue to suffer for it.

Oh well. Easy run now so I suppose we can put together some good form, get some points on deck so we can celebrate our fourth place trophy in May when all is forgotten, then repeat next year under the delusional belief that things might just be different this time.

This wasn’t a Wenger out article, I’ve given up on that. I’ve just accepted the same process will repeat for the next 3 years but as a fan it’s quite annoying to watch.

Subomi Oguntoyinbo

12 Responses to EMBARRASSING: Arsene Wenger WON’T buy a defensive midfielder for Arsenal in January or any time soon

  1. steven unwin October 7, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    if arsenal will not buy a DM its a pity JM didn’t hit on the head to knock some sence into him.i fear we will get what we deserve, struggle to get to 6 in the table at the end of the season.there is no doubt in my mind CHELSEA are top dogs.

  2. jp October 7, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    Best article I have read in awhile ….I agree 100%……

  3. Naz October 7, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    For Hazard’s goal, everyone got square on. Thats school boy defending. Wenger wont buy a DM, nor will he inject pace and power up front. We lose these big games because we are tactically inept.

  4. John October 7, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

    Do you ever consider why you write articles? Pissed off with myself for reading this clichéd shite. By all means be critical but try to come up with something interesting or insightful to say. Hope you’re better at film making but if this is your level of thinking I don’t hold out much hope. Anyway won’t be visitng this blog again.

    • Scottvongooner October 7, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

      Thank you John.

    • Graham October 7, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

      It’s not deep stuff John BUT he’s absolutely right……according to Wenger we didn’t need Fabregas because we had Ozil……..what a joke, give me Cesc any day

      Yet again he f—– up in the window , Sagna went also Vermaelen , 2 very decent players………..we bring in Debuchy who’s been unlucky also Chambers who is really one for the future but be that full back or centre back or defensive midfield we won’t know for a while.

      That could have worked but managers with desire to win stuff ( like the obnoxious Mourinho ) would have have done it differently as he always does, identify your targets and then go and get them…….what does Wenger do ? most of his transfer activity happens on the last day of the window just so he MAY get a good price which is just typical of him and look at some of the dross that he’s brought in..NOT GOOD ENOUGH

      He persists with Arteta & Flamini who wouldn’t get in the top teams, there’s been lots of talk over the last couple of years of a midfielder in the PV mould but has he done it, of course not, all hope pinned on the unfortunate Diaby presumably.

      He only wanted Welbeck on loan for some reason, the guy maybe be won’t be a 30 goal per season striker but it does look as though he could fit in this team of ours.

      Wengers sell by date was many years ago, how does he hang on to that immense salary ? We need change……Now is the time BoD

      Us fans want continual success and believe we have the resources now to be doing a whole lot better.

    • Subomi October 7, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

      What more’s to say that hasn’t been said by myself year after year?

      We have the same glaring issues in our team than we had over 2 years ago!

      If you want me to go into a little more depth, I’d say Wenger is too reactionary as opposed to being pro-active. Jose Mourinho identified his 2 biggest needs which was a playmaker and striker they got both in the top category, meanwhile those associated with Arsenal have to bemoan the same weaknesses in our team that have yet to be addressed, more hopeful for these kind of games in mind.

      We’re so predictable now and beating Arsene Wenger is like an easy game of fifa for Jose now it’s quite embarrassing to be a part of

  5. nicky October 7, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    Wenger is still living in d past philosophy, without buying able players arsenal as a club will never win champions league nd the premier league. Secondly if any of our current players play for mounting u will see a total different player.

  6. nicky October 7, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    Error pls; note; I meant Mourinho not mounting.

  7. Emmanuel October 7, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

    I totally agree with you brother, Mourinho would have still won that game using arsenal player with Wenger using chelsea players. It appears the prof has lost his hunger for trophies. Fourth position has become his favourite spot. I feel sorry for gooners fans in Uk. Gooners fans in Africa are beginning to switch allegiance.

  8. Belarosa October 7, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

    Arsenal as a club will rise again after the departure of Wenger. That’s the only way out for us gooner’s fans.

  9. Tasos October 12, 2014 at 8:52 am #

    Arsene Wenger may have “midgets” in his midfield and Arsenal are certainly not a dirty team but how do you then explain the fact they currently lay top of the bookings table. Yep more yellow cards than anybother team in the league. Strange one that.

    And if Calum Chambers hadn’t already been booked in this match he would’ve challenged Hazard before the penalty incident.

    Arsenals best player on the day was in fact Flamini. Excellent in the challenge all game and 90% successful pass rate.

    I take it your “modern day managers” quote includes the much loved Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez?

    What insight have you actually come up with here other than sharing your dislike for the manager.

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