No Need to Support Arsenal if You Are Hypertensive
Arsenal might be the death of some people if they follow that club with their soul. Because it looks like disappointing their fans are now ingrained in their DNA.
It is not enough to celebrate that Arsenal score four goals in a match until the final whistle. Some seasons ago, the club scored four against Newcastle United in just 26 minutes but ended up not winning the ,match.
This rot began under Arsene Wenger and it is now getting worse. It did not improve under the ill-fated reign of Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta’s tenure is also going downhill.
Could it be a fluke that Arsenal won the FA Cup under his watch?
The players too take a large chunk of blame. These are professionals for God’s sake earning humongous wages! Some of these wages were paid by this same fans who throng to viewing centres and or at home from all over the world. You can also give credit to Arsenal fans who had remained loyal despite incessant heart-breaks.
It is like the fans are in an abusive relationship but still cannot get out. Hoping that one day, things would turn out for the better,
Another Night Another Flop
In those glorious days, Arsenal vs Slavia Prague would be a stroll in the park. But last night in the first leg quarter final of Europa League, Arsenal flopped once again. Having huffed and puffed for 86 minutes before Pepe scored a goal to the relief of the fans. Rather than shut it out, the players characteristically allowed the visitors equalise at the death.
Of course, Arsenal could get the result away and advance to the semi-final, but these performances get one wondering whether it is worth it to invest your emotions in a club that spurns your love.
Arteta and some of the players were not pleased with the result.
Arteta stated he was in “shock” after his side’s tame 3-0 surrender to Liverpool last weekend, a performance which brought stinging criticism from both fans and pundits.
He reacted by making six changes – three of which were forced because of injuries – to his starting line-up, with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the most high-profile casualty.
“Well, I cannot talk with everybody individually every week,” Arteta replied when asked how Aubameyang reacted to being dropped.
“We try to be transparent and communicate with the players as transparent as possible, for them to understand the role of the game that they have. When he came on he showed the right attitude.”
Ole Steadying the United Ship
Ole Gunnar Solkjaer and Manchester United are cruising after the initial hiccups when he took over. Last night they won 2-0 away at Granada and now one foot into the semis.
“It’s not a perfect night – we got three yellow cards and suspensions but a 2-0 result is very good. We know how difficult it is to come to Spain to get a result like this and I’m very happy with the result,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told BT Sport.
“Marcus and Bruno have been exceptional for us and are so important. The first goal was a very good run from Marcus, he took the ball fantastically and a good finish, and Bruno is so good on penalties.
“We want to win every game of football. It’s still a young, learning team and we have to improve all the time. It catches you so quickly if you rest and we can’t have any other approach other than to go forward and try to score goals [in the second leg].”
In the other matches, Roma won 2-1 at Ajax Amsterdam while Villareal won 1-0 at Dinamo Zagreb