I’ve really come into this blog post a bit flat this morning.
You get into this weird state at this point in the season where you can see what’s unfolding, but because it hasn’t actually unfolded, you kind of bite your lip.
Our title chances are still very much still open. We’re right in the mix. We just don’t look like Champions, where teams like Leicester, you have to say, do.
How weird is it to say that? They have players that are on fire this year. They have fight in their legs. They can smell the finish line and they’re a ragtag bunch of journeymen sprinkled with some magic.
Their players have taken the bull by the horns. It might all go to shit for them, but jeez, you can’t help admire the guts they’re showing.
With Arsenal? Well, it’s the standard finish to a season. If we start well, we finish meekly. If we start poorly, we pull it together. We do the bare minimum of what is expected.
That mentality comes from the manager. He doesn’t seem to strike fear into his players. You can say this is just me bitching, but this was supposed to be our year and we’re flunking out, our players are bottling it and it’ll all be ok because no one tells Arsene it’s not.
Same old, same old.
We have the most stable team in the league and at the moment, that feels like calling a bit of bread the most stable in the basket… sitting there for 3 solid months, stale as a piece of festering cheese. That’s what 2016 has felt like anyway.
What I want to know is this… what is Wenger going to do about this?
What are they doing in training to address this bullshit that’s going off on the pitch.
Does Wenger say, ‘boys, there’s nowt you can do about keeping like that’, or does he tie Carl Jenks over a barrel and lash him as an example.
‘But why Carl Arsene, he’s not part of this!’
‘THIS IS ON YOU THEO’
‘No ARSENE please, stop!’
That might get a reaction. Sorry Carl, but you’re taking one for the team.
DO IT FOR CARL BOYS.
But seriously, what’s the deal? Who is taking control of that dressing room. Who tells Mesut to pull his leadership finger out? Who is roughing up Theo Softcott? Who is telling Aaron Ramsey he’s playing like a joke and he’s totally fucked his chance of playing central… unless he starts taking more responsibility on the pitch?
Where are the leaders? Where is the damn hunger to not let this get away from us?
We play Bournemouth. Benik Afobe is on hattrick watch. But it’s a big game for us. They will be hungry. We haven’t been.
Who turns up?
Big weekend Arsene. 6-0 would set the ball rolling. Does the manager have the minerals to get his players firing past 65%?
This season can’t end in fourth again… it simply can’t.
P.S. Puma creative team on a go slow. I like it, but very close to what we have now. Poor parents.
P.P.S Has anyone had a good experience of renting your flat out with an AirBnB host?