Today’s Post by is by supporter ‘D’
Bob Wilson has often been quoted a saying that the reason he loves football is because it is a very simple game. All you have to do is be strong and defend the goal area, take control and be creative in the midfield, and have clinical predatory firepower up front. These are the basics of the beautiful game. Manchester United displayed all of those attributes last night.
The job of the manager is to assemble the personnel to fulfil those criteria, to train them to play together and then pick a team and devise the tactics to win games. We are guilty of over-complicating our style of football to the point that it only works when the opposition is foolish enough to let us play.
The reason we have won nothing for the last five years is because we have failed to do the basics. We haven’t assembled a squad capable of winning trophies. We haven’t been able to mould the players into a balanced team. We haven’t effectively coached them tactically on how to beat opposition that defends deep or how to change a game plan when our approach isn’t working.
Whether we persevere on the same lines as the last four years or have a mass clear out and rethink our basic approach to Arsenal football, only time will tell. I expect that unrest amongst some fans will be growing to fever pitch over the summer. We must all remember one thing…the club is bigger than any player, the manager or the board. It is our club and we deserve better….