I’m not so sure Leper. if everybody was fit and available (ok, maybe not Wilshere), and personally speaking, i think under another manager we could do better than top 4. maybe even go so far as put up a real fight for the title.
That obviously depends on allot of factors. and as i said many times on the old forums, nobody will ever convince me that what Wenger has gotten out of his squads over the years is the absolute best that they were capable of.
True, but who assembled those players? more than that Leper, who’s responsible for all aspects of the teams training?
The team is what it is, and we all agree it’s not good enough, but how many points have we dropped over the years due to schoolboy errors? why doesn’t Wenger ever address the defensive side of the game (both in training, and buying better defensive players)? that 1 question more than any other is the one i’d like to ask him.
Last week was rinse and repeat. as soon as we conceded the 2nd goal it was gung ho up the pitch while Wenger sat on his chair chewing his frigging finger nails. Klopp on the other hand jumped out of his skin barking orders at his squad when Ox came on and pulled one back for us.it’s (apologies for the swearing) FUCKING infuriating watching him trying to find a comfy spot to squat in, moan at the 4th official and point all over the pitch while chatting with Bould.
I get the points you’re making, but imho, Wenger is to blame for the squad, the tactics (or lack of) and the team selection, i find it hard to blame players when Wenger is the one who chooses the side and sets them up. edit, that doesn’t mean we can’t get upset with the players when it’s deserved.
And as Jakey said, i do share your concerns. if this window closes without adequate additions…well, i don’t even want to think about it.