Arsenal: A Club Trapped in Downward Spiral Movement

By: Kev Rob


The English Premier League has always been a competition hard fought. Over time, the league has seen some memorable wins and heart-breaking losses as well, and the race to the finish has always been exciting and nerve wracking. During the last decade, the Premier League used to be ruled by two clubs in particular and the others sparingly showing their presence. The two ruling clubs had fierce rivalries and were coached by the top managers during their time. One club was from the region of Manchester and the other had its roots in London.

History & Star Players:

The club based in London, known by the name of Arsenal has always been a powerhouse and a threat to reckon with. Managed by the ever-present and flamboyant manager Arsene Wenger, the Gunners have always been proud to be. From the likes of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Dennis Bergkamp to the present days of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla, the club has always managed to bring the best of the players by converting them into the superstars that they are. A club which had the zeal for winning matches with the hunger to perform on the field, won the only Gold Premier League trophy in the English Premier League till date.

Recent Downslide:

From those days back in the middle of the last decade to the present day, the club has somewhere lost in the phase of transition. After deciding to make a move to the new stadium Emirates and giving up on the old Highbury, it has been a downward hillside from where the club was. To raise the fees of the construction of the stadium, the club had to sell their star players and since then, has been surviving the league with a top four finish but nothing more than that with fringe players. After the construction issue was settled and the club was back in full flow in the transfer market, they secured service of Ozil from Real Madrid and Sanchez from Barcelona.
The Londoners have been missing quite the punch and the tenacity to win something bigger than the FA cup. Having said that, the FA cup is no mean feat and Arsenal has managed to win it for three times in the last four years.

Doomsday Continues:

The club is nowhere back to where it was did it the last decade and even after the transition period was overcome successfully by Wenger and the board, the club has since then failed to pack a punch in the Premiere League and the Champions League as well. Suffering from some really heavy defeats handed by their rivals, the club has failed to turn back from tough phases and agonizingly lost out the league quite a few number of times. What is needed at the club right now is a massive shake-up. Even though Wenger has been a loyal servant to the club for so long, itís probably time for him and his assistants to go.
Looking at the squad Arsenal presently possess, it a quite good on paper but somehow fail to make the cut at crucial stages, mainly due to the tactics employed by the manager which has been outdated and figured out by the opponent managers. A change is needed for the club and in order to survive in this cut-throat competition, Wenger has to go.

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