I don’t believe that anyone at the Club really believes that individual games in the league matter.
We operate a longer term strategy. Survival, at least until the world becomes a fairer place, and by survival I refer to the CL spot that retains the Club at the top table of World Football.
Look at the other Clubs in the PL, and there is not one who operates our philosophy. The difference between 1st and 3rd is the ability to fight and scrap for that extra point or two in every game. Every little bit really matters and counts. Ditto for anyone fighting to avoid the drop.
Then you have the runners and riders in the middle. Every season, one or two will emerge from the pack and punch above their weight. These are the highly motivated, well organized machines.
From top to bottom, we operate a Low Risk Strategy.
It is all about Averages. So long as our Average is better than the rest, all is well.
This is produces Average Mentality, and permeates its stench from fiscal strategy, to transfer philosophy, to team selection, tactics and wages.
A bad individual performance does not matter. Consistently exceptional performances shall not be rewarded. Mediocrity, on the other hand, will.
Can the Club change, and I mean now, in the very short term? Yes, I believe it can, but it will come from the top. Arsenal FC is a safe investment. Somewhere for the very wealthy overseas business man to find a safe haven for a part of his gigantic portfolio. The word I dislike most that I have just typed is “safe”.
Safe means low risk. Little games don’t matter.
Well they bloody well do to the fans. Every moment of every game matters.
My view is break your f’ing wage parity, at least go into games thinking draws are not good enough, don’t reward mediocrity, and however unfair the world may be, start living for the moment. Fight today, and stop living for tomorrow.
Give me five good men that will go the extra yard than fifty average, and they will deliver.
Right now? Buy a midfield warrior. A very good one, and sell anyone you need to to make it happen. Give Theo his sodding money, and if he fails to earn it, flog him in the summer.
Wake up Arsenal and take a Risk. Who knows, we may win a Cup along the way.
Written by MickyDidIt89