Posted on Sunday, 17th February 2013 by Tony Merakli
‘You have to blame the manager for the sheer arrogance of not putting enough into the competition.’
Arsene Wenger decided to ‘rest’ some key players ahead of Tuesday’s game against Bayern Munich. However, after things weren’t going there way, the Frenchman then thought to bring on the big guns in Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla. So I just don’t get why he didn’t start with them in the first place.
The result has left us little to hope for in terms of silverware this season, with the Champions League the only trophy available to us now. But let’s face it, it is going to take a miracle to overcome Bayern over two legs let alone win the competition.
The FA Cup was our only realistic chance of ending our trophy drought, which looks to be stretched another year, and Wenger opted to not take it seriously.
Wright went on to say:
‘The fact is when you’ve got your manager talking about fourth place being the only priority, why are the players going to be any more up for it?
‘The manager has made it clear that the FA Cup is something he’s not bothered about but what he is missing is that the FA Cup is something that is worth winning – it’s a great day for the fans.’
I can understand the importance of finishing in the top four, but Wenger has to realise we are not challenging for silverware, which is very worrying. The fact is we have declined drastically since 2005 and if things don’t change quickly then we could well be another Liverpool in the making.
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