Time for Wenger to finally be firm with his players – Drop Szczeny and play Opsina
Surely it is time for Arsene Wenger became firm with his players?
In today’s football world, with access to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram along with teenage players already having wages of thousands and thousands of pounds, it isn’t always right to be honest and have total faith.
That can be said of Arsene Wenger. He is a manager who gives total faith to his players, he trusts his players and is very patient with them. That worked in the 90s, and worked in the 2000s but now things have become ridiculous in the world of football and Arsene should consider changing his approach.
Tony Adams was once an alcoholic and when Arsene came to the club he directed Tony and helped him. He had faith in Robin Van Persie, who was once a troublemaker at Feyenoord. He helped Aaron Ramsey recover from his serious injury and gave him time to settle back in. These all worked, but the times have changed.
Andrei Arshavin was a lazy player and we all knew that. Yet Arsene Wenger kept playing him and had faith that he would do the job. Nicklas Bendtner didn’t deserve to be at a club like Arsenal, yet he was patient with him and kept him at the club. Manuel Almunia was certainly not Arsenal FC material yet he stayed at the club for longer than he deserved. On top of that, some players turned their back on the manager when he needed them most. They set their sights on instant success and money, and forgot what both Wenger and Arsenal did for them (Cesc Fabregas, Robin Van Persie, Samir Nasri, Ashley Cole etc.)
Wojciech Szczesny’s recent behavior is one example. Arsene Wenger should drop our Polish goalkeeper, teach him how to be mature enough to handle the pressure and play David Ospina instead.
Football has given some footballers more than enough, but the footballers these days just aren’t giving what this beautiful game deserves.
Daniel is a 24 year-old Arsenal fan from Lebanon. He was born in Orlando, Florida, but grew up -and now resides – in war-torn Beirut. He has a degree in Business Marketing and is currently studying for a FIFA Sports Management Certificate.