Is Arsenal the most boring club in announcing the new Signing? Shocking Commerical Performace

Thomas Vermaelen joined Arsenal as an unknown CB in 2009. He scored a goal on his debut, he instantly became a fan favourite earning him the nick name “The Verminator”.  Arsenal really found a very good defender and leader in Thomas Vermaelen. Arsene’s magic of unearthing gems was proven once again with the purchase of Koscielny. Koscielny and Vermaelen were Arsene Wenger’s first choice Centre Backs, but it never worked out as hoped by the boss. Last minute panic buy Mertesacker and his partnership with Kos pushed the verminator back. Injuries and new CB pairing relegated Verminator to the Bench.

Selling Arsenal captain has become a tradition. Is there a curse on the Arm Band? Just like the number 9. Luckily Arteta has extended his contract. Let’s see if we follow the tradition.

2014 Summer transfer window opened with all the hype and Arsene wenger almost full filled his promises. Arsene kept repeating that AFC will sign a centre back if Vermaelen leaves. Vermaelen left as expected but our target Kostas Manolas signed for Roma. Arsenal started the season with some massive hole in the squad. Debuchy and Monreal had to cover for the CB position.

Gabriel Paulista completes Summer Transfer Window

Arsene wenger is not the type of manager who goes for the kill. Last year Arsenal was leading the League table with some shortage in the squad. Arsene Wenger never bothered to buy a striker and we ended up finishing fourth after leading the table for more than 200 days. Arsene wanted to complete his summer transfer window, which was replacing Thomas Vermaelen. He identified the Brazilian CB Gabriel Paulista. Endless rumours were circulated including work permit, ManU last minute bid etc.. Everything made the gooners nervous. Although he was unknown, Arsenal fans were excited by the YouTube clips. He looks really good. A real replacement for Thomas Vermaelen. Welcome Gabriel Paulista.

You will not see this at Arsenal

You will not see this at Arsenal

There is something definitely wrong with the Arsenal Football club. I noticed two things.

1. Most new contracts are signed from the treatment room

2. Apart from Last day deals, every deal takes forever for announcing.

Treatment Table Contracts:

Some of the contract extensions signed by Arsenal Players were from the treatment room. Does Arsenal threaten the players in the treatment table to sign the contract?. LOL. Diaby, Rosicky, Walcott, Vermaelen, Ramsey etc.. Signed contract extensions when they were on the treatment table. RVP would have signed an extension if He was injured during the last season at Arsenal. One injury free season and he is gone. Damn it, our Injury table trick did not work. Arteta has signed a contract extension from the treatment room. Arsenal does need some experienced heads around.

Lengthy time to Announce the Deal

This too prohibited at Arsenal

This too prohibited at Arsenal

Arsenal should be most boring club to announce the signing of any new player. Perhaps the Arsenal marketing department is totally lazy to do something to improve our commercial revenue. There is no photo of a player during medical. No unveiling of the player. Arsenal try to preserve the open secret for a long time and announce the deals silently on their website followed by some bunch of videos with scripted questions and answers. It’s really depressing and boring. Arsenal Football club is feeding trolls and media houses to make money. Why not unveil the player in front of fans? Why not market the shirts earlier?

Lazy guys in Big Suits

Shocking performance by Commercials team

Shocking performance by Commercial team

No wonder the fans have to pay for the laziness of the Arsenal commercial team. Arsenal marketing team should be ashamed to look at the graph. Keep increasing the match day revenue and screw the fans with ticket prices. Worst performance by Arsenal commercial team among the top clubs. The commercial revenue is not in line with the revenues from the other two areas. Arsene Wenger is really making some positive changes in the squad. He is slowly building a stronger squad. Its time for the marketing team to step up.

Ticket prices will pay my Bonus

Ticket prices will pay my Bonus

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One Less competition to worry about. Drain First team players and demotivate young players.

Why would you play young players if you have the ambition to win the cup?

Why would you play your established players if you have no intention to win the match?

Capital one Cup

Capital One Cup or League cup is the least ranked cup in a season. Arsenal always uses this competition to field young players. Its understandable that young players needs some competition to showcase their talents. Though there are other youth competitions the league cup is generally viewed by the big teams as a training tournament for youngsters. Arsene even tried to field first team out of desperation to win a cup in recent years, but it back fired. We never won this cup even with first team players.

afobeRight place to showcase young talent

Having won the FA cup last year, the pressure to win a trophy was reduced. The expectation to win the league cup was not there at all. We need a bigger squad and quality young players to compete for all four titles. Though winning is a habit, its not sensible to use the first team resources for a lesser important cup.

Arsenal Squad

To win all four competitions the squad needs to be big enough, not just in terms of numbers but in quality. Arsenal squad is always thin in terms of quality. Arsenal starting 11 would win matches against the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelone etc.. but the team with squad players will lose against the likes of Bradford, Blackburn, Birmingham etc… There is a minimal gap between Arsenal first team squad players and youth players. There is a huge gap between Arsenal Starting 11 and youth players. Arsenal has been trying to win all with a thin squad. SAF has won the league with a team of average players by concentrating only on the Premier league.

I still remember the comments from Ivan Gazidis during 2011-2012 season.

Gazidis – “We’re in three competitions this year. Manchester City would love to be in three competitions,”

We ended the season without any trophy and finished 19 points behind the eventual EPL champions Manchester city. We managed to finish above tottenham with a point difference. This win all attitude cost us lots of points in the EPL league. We often finished fourth in a two horse race.

Sanchez and Chambers

Though there were several first team players in today’s match against southampton, I was really surprised to see Sanchez and Chambers in the starting line up. Both these players cost around 51million pounds. They were not bought to play in a capital one cup match. They have an important role to play in our EPL title run.Chambers is key part of our first team defensive unit which is already bleeding in every position even at this stage of the season. Sanchez needs to play an important role for us to have any chance to win the EPL league.

North London Derby

This week Arsenal will be playing one of their prestigious match against the local rivals. Though Arsenal do not play a big team this weekend still its an important match for the fans. Three points against the team which generally finishes below Arsenal is very important. We could have saved few players for that match.

Capital One cup : Motivation or De-motivation

Winning habit will make the team stronger. Players recover fasts physically after winning a game. Today Arsene has de-motivated his young players and drained some of his first team resources. They could have been fresh for the North London Derby. Arsenal and Arsene needs to plan realistically. They need to focus on EPL and FA cup. There is no point trying to win all with a thin squad.

There is no point mixing first team and youth players. Either go with a full strength team or just stick to experimentation. There were several players who excelled at these league games have left Arsenal for lower leagues. I strongly believe League cup is not a place to show case the youth talent. The loan system already has a place for them to showcase their talents.

Well done Benik Afobe for continuing the fine goal scoring form. Where was Chuba Akpom by the way?

Ignore the hype, It was just Aston Villa? Arsene please stop explaining everything…

Sorry for missing the Blog for few days. I was enjoying my perfect holiday with some amazing football results. Here are my thoughts.

Perfect Weekend

Arsenal Wins with a Clean Sheet

Spurs Lose

Manchester Loses to newly promoted Leicester. LOL

Lampard Scores to deny Chelsea 3 Points

Everton Lose

Liverpool Lose

Hamilton Wins

Arsene Wenger

“[Ozil] had a good performance. The performance is not necessarily linked with the position he played. It was the plan of the day to play him there, but that can change game by game

Arsene wenger always comes up with his views which make me like him much lesser. Sometimes its better Arsene does not explain everything to the fans. Keep it simple Arsene.

Ozil

Glad to see many Arsenal fans backing Ozil to shine when all the media were turning against him. We have seen the confidence of our players shattered by certain fan section and media. Ozil has nothing to prove as a football player. We are a better team with him. Putting the blame on individual players will not help our team. We should always target our manager. He used to be great but nowadays he is just content being good.

Welbeck

He scored and got an assist. His confidence should be high. Let’s not hype him and compare him to any Arsenal Legend. He has just taken his baby steps to be an Arsenal player.

arsenal-8New Henry – Let’s Hype

Santi Cazorla

He does not cease to amaze me. Every time he is on the pitch the whole Arsenal team looks and plays better. The little magician played a key role on our FA cup and Community Shield triumph. I hope he signs a contract extension and stays with us for few more years. There is something very special about him.

Monreal and Debuchy Out

Note sure we are going to get any better news from injury department. It keeps getting bad every day. We can only pray the rest of the defenders remains injuries free till these players come back.

League Cup – Scouting for defenders.

I hope Arsene does not risk any of our remaining defenders in this useless game. Looking forward to see our young guns dismantle the Southampton team. Akpom always impressed me whenever I have seen him play. Let’s see if we can find some back up defenders for our first team.

diabyI guess, I am Back

Diaby – You always remind me of the Newcastle Game. 😦

 Arsenal is not good at increasing the Gap.

Leicester had perfect tactics to exploit the space behind the wing backs. They had clear tactics and executed well against the team which keeps boasting their attacking strength and transfer success. Small teams will always come up with innovative tactics to steal points against big teams. Arsene’s faith in beautiful football has failed us many times. We need to capitalize when our rivals lose points. Our inability to take a clear lead was well established. We were always good at closing the gap, but we were never good at increasing the gap. I hope it changes this season. Let’s increase the gap further by pushing the spurs further down. We need to keep the momentum and stay close at the top. Every Arsenal Fan will be pissed to see Chelsea breaking away even at this stage of the league.

Let’s not Hype

Our rivals have lost points and we are still unbeaten in the league. Let’s not hype the team and players. We are yet to prove ourselves with some big three points. We did not take three points against Everton and Man city. It’s too early to talk about title credentials. We can safely assume that there is a good chance that we might finish third. Let’s enjoy our unbeaten run and also have fun laughing at Manchester united. They look like an Arsenal Team in recent years. A Team full of attacking talent with suspect defense.