Here we are once again, a season which promised so much and has delivered so little for Arsenal fans is upon us. I find myself with a sense of deja vu. It seems every season they are limping over the line to gain 4th place in the league after looking so promising at the turn of the year.
The emergence of their bitterest rivals down the road as a genuine title challenger, should provide enough ammunition that something needs to change at the Emirates!
The Four Candidates:
Diego Simeone – The Passionate One
It takes someone special to turn La Liga’s 2 horse race into a 3 horse race, but that’s exactly what Simeone is, Special. He’s passionate, he bonds with all his players. Turning Athletico into one of Europe’s most dangerous clubs on the counter attack. Arsenal fans could expect to see George Graham type discipline back at the club with Simeone in charge. With Simeone in charge you don’t know what to expect it’s almost the equivalent of Mario Balotelli. It could provide to be a masterstroke, or he could explode into a puddle of hot lava on the sidelines. If available i’d get him in a heart beat.
Ronald Koeman – The Sensible Option
A very safe pair of hands. Quietly going about his business on the South Coast, picking up exactly where Pochettino left off. Learnt from the best from the late great Johan Cruyff, and likes to see good football played on the deck. He’d also take on Wenger’s youth philosophy, and still promote youth players. IMO beginning to get restless at Southampton, judging by some interviews hinting he couldn’t take Southampton any further with their resources.
Joachim Löw – The Wildcard
World Cup winning manager – Doesn’t look bad on the CV does it?
Been in charge of the German National Team for 10 years now. Depending on how Germany get on at this summers Euro’s he could be wanting a way out. Yet to really prove himself at club level with only short stays at all his previous clubs before he took to international management. Also likes to give Youth a chance and could help turn Arsenal into a slick well run machine like the German side which thrashed Brazil at 2014 World Cup. He’s also one of the most stylish managers around.
Laurent Blanc – The Frenchman
Arsenal have been lead by Arsène Wenger for almost 20 years now. So it would be foolish to not include a suitable candidate lined up to take over like SAF did with David Moyes. The previous French National manager and current PSG man could do a very good job at Arsenal. Could provide a bit of a shock coming to a league with actual competitiveness unlike Ligue 1 where PSG could miss the first 10 games and still win the league. Blanc could find himself without a job soon too with an early Champions League exit to Man City and Mourinho lurking in the shadows.
Thanks for reading,