Under most circumstances, complaining about your club when they have just reached the semi-final of a European competition would be churlish in the extreme, but then things have gotten quite extreme at Arsenal, haven’t they?
Arsenal fans were elated at their club signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Dortmund in January.
Even though Arsenal were signing a striker who, despite not wanting to be at Dortmund, had scored 21 goals in 24 appearances, most Gooners knew that somehow Arsene Wenger would manage to break him.
It’s happened with Alexandre Lacazette. A man who netted 37 goals in 45 appearances for Lyon last season looked completely devoid of confidence because of Wenger’s inexplicable substitutions which are still going on in the Europa League despite having Auba for the Premier League games.
What’s more, Arsenal now have some excellent midfielders available: Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. But Wenger’s tactics have managed to make even them look as if they lack any creativity or flare.
Arsenal’s defence is a shambles and there’s no fixing that. Our defence has been terrible for years, even after Steve Bould, one of the greatest defenders to ever play for the club, took Pat Rice’s place as assistant manager.
I’m not entirely sure what Bould actually does during training other than follow Wenger around.
Depressingly, none of these things are going to change. Wenger’s not going to change the way Arsenal play, so, until the Frenchman leaves, we’re just going to have to get used to being disappointed. A lot.