In what world does Arsene Wenger live?
The manager, who is going to lose Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas, saidÂ after selling Gael Clichy to Manchester City:Â ”I respect my contractÂ because I have loyalty to the players×ª so why should the players notÂ respect theirs?”.
He added: “We have stood up for these young players so it is down toÂ them to pay us back. Stay together and show that we can be successfulÂ together. Or, our bet was wrong.â€
This sounds like a broken man. AnÂ idealist that saw hisÂ ideologyÂ totallyÂ debunked. It’s really sad.
However, he reaps what he sowed. He placed vast faith in young playersÂ grown by other clubs and brought to Arsenal for cheap. Some wereÂ successful like Cesc, some like Bendtner wereÂ less successful – Â none of them were Arsenal through and through.
Wenger decided to placeÂ those young mercenariesÂ next toÂ relativityÂ unknown and cheap (nonÂ English) professionals with no Premier LeagueÂ experience.
He hoped he could beat world beaters with this mix×ª and mostly failed.
For more than six years he tried to beat the system and failed.Â Everybody knew why it happens. But he wouldn’t listen, he stuck toÂ his guns and wanted to prove everyone wrong. But he was wrong.
He was wrong because he failed to see what made his former great teams- a mix of greatÂ professionals, English presence andÂ expensive geniuses.
The question now is can he change? Can Arsenal fans trust this brokenÂ manÂ recuperate?