Since losing to Chelsea in the Europa League final in the 18-19 season, Arsenal's situation can be described as internal and external. The inability to participate in the Champions League indicates the loss of the high Champions League prize money, and the finances of this Premier League giant will be hit again. 45 million euros is particularly shabby in this era of serious premiums for players, and this happens to be the transfer budget promised by club owner Kroenke.
Without a large amount of capital investment, the team naturally cannot buy big-name players. But even so, Arsenal still has a lot of powerful players, which can at least guarantee the Gunners' competitiveness next season. However, at this moment, the captain Koscielny had a serious conflict with the team's top management, and he refused to participate in the preseason. This made Arsenal once again plunged into a whirlpool of controversy.
The Gunner Captain makes waves again
The whole story has to start with Ramsey’s free release. Since Juventus signed Ramsey without paying transfer fees, the former Gunner No. 8 received a high salary and signing fees. So Koscielny, who has only one year of contract left, also wants to follow the example of his former teammate and get a big contract. But now, the 33-year-old has no time to wait any longer, so he hopes that the club will terminate the contract with him in advance.
And how can the savvy Arsenal executives easily agree to the captain's request, ending the contract early means that the club's finances will suffer losses. Moreover, Koscielny's ability has not yet seriously declined, and Emery has to rely on the central defender to stabilize the team's defense. Even if the team no longer needs him, it can be sold to obtain a fund to expand the signings budget.
However, according to the BBC report, the root of the problems between the two sides lies in the backlash of the club's top management. Before the start of the 18-19 season, they promised Koscielny: As long as the captain can work hard for the team for another year, the contract will be cancelled early next season and let him leave for free. However, when the senior executives fulfilled their promises, they offered Koscielny a salary reduction contract and refused to terminate the contract early.
Since coming to Arsenal in 10 years, Koscielny has grown from a young central defender to a defensive core and spiritual leader. He has been here for more than 9 years. Unfortunately, at the end of his career, the French central defender could only bid farewell to the arsenal in this way, which inevitably hurts the hearts of some fans.
Vieira sad parting
The grievances between the top and the captain have long been learned. In Wenger's era, "selling the captain" became a major slot for Arsenal fans against the club. Now it's Emery's turn to coach, and this phenomenon is resurging. As the main midfielder and spiritual leader of the Gunners to create the "undefeated season", Vieira is known as "the world's number one midfielder".
La Liga giants Real Madrid coveted the French captain for many years, but every time the pursuit of the transfer window failed. However, the 2005 FA Cup final became Vieira's farewell battle. "At that time, Arsenal really didn't keep me, they didn't ask me to stay." Many years later, Vieira still brooded. In that final, he scored a penalty kick at the finale, winning the championship for his beloved team for the last time.
Arsenal executives are really lacking in sincerity to keep Vieira. The Arsenal captain, who has just reached 30, wants a long-term appointment, and the Gunners only want to provide one year. The renewal of the contract is the main reason that prompted France to leave the team. In addition, Fabregas grew smoothly under Wenger's training, and the old coach believed that his midfield combination with Gilberto was enough to replace the vacancy left by his former lover.
Juventus chairman Mogi urged Vieira to join the Bianconeri. However, his and Emerson's combination interception was more than creative and did not bring many surprises. What is even more puzzling is that Vieira later chose to play for the team's arch-rival Inter Milan, which further deepened the resentment of Juventus fans against him.
for Henry willing to let go
380 games, 226 goals, 4 Premier League golden boots, 2 Premier League titles, 49 games unbeaten, this is Henry's interpretation at Arsenal Legendary data. As the best scorer in the history of the team, he has won almost everything for Arsenal, only a dream of the Champions League gold cup.
After the team lost to Barcelona again in the UEFA Champions League in 2006, the Highbury King was born to leave. However, because of his love, Henry chose to stay on the team for a year, slowly waiting for the transfer result. In the end, he landed at the Nou Camp as he wished and realized his dream there. Nearing retirement, Henry briefly returned to Highbury Stadium and gave the fans a goal and an affectionate kneeling kiss.
For the dream, I would rather post
Fabregas’s farewell method is almost the most difficult for the Gunners fans to accept. A talented midfielder cultivated by Wenger, he became famous at the age of 21 and became the Gunners captain. However, he avenged his grudge, forcing the team to release people in an unpleasant way, and even once turned against Arsenal.
, who has an outstanding performance in the Premier League, was successfully selected for the Spanish national team. At the celebration of the 10-year World Cup victory, some teammates of the national team who played for Barcelona put on a "Barça jersey" for him and circulated the video on the Internet. In the video, Fabregas did not resist. Perhaps this was just a joke among friends, but in the sensitive transfer window, this behavior seemed unprofessional.
It’s not over yet. Barcelona and Arsenal at that time actually didn’t negotiate the transfer fee, but Fabregas was willing to join Barcelona every year. Take out a salary of 1 million euros "reverse subsidy" to make up for the transfer fee. This behavior completely angered Arsenal fans, and since then the nickname "inverted post method" came into being.
Van Persie who abandoned the team at the time of crisis
Van Persie, who left Ajax in anger, should actually miss Arsenal's cultivation. This quirky hairy boy, under Wenger's cultivation, became a well-known top shooter in England. But he didn't know how to be grateful. When the team was in trouble, he switched to another place, which was in vain for the coach's hard work.
In the first few seasons when he came to the team, Van Persie suffered from constant injuries and did not perform as expected. Wenger still regarded him as Bergkamp's successor and gave him trust and opportunity. In anticipation and waiting, Van Persie finally fulfilled his talent, and once said in an interview after the game: "If there is anyone in the world who loves Arsenal, it is Van Persie."
The promises that were once vowed, eventually turned into a big joke. Loyalty should never be a shackle that restricts the development of players, but Van Persie's duplicity really hurt the Gunners fans who love him.
The captain problem is not accidental
From Vieira to Koscielny, Arsenal’s captains seem to lack "loyalty", but many fans do not agree with this statement. After all, since the Gunners began to build the Emirates Stadium, the club's financial situation has not been optimistic, which indirectly led to Arsenal's inability to introduce strong support for many years.
Players do not see the ambition of the team or the development prospects. It is necessary to know that a professional player has a limited sports career and only a few years at his peak. Financial problems also make Arsenal drift away from the top teams.
On the other hand, the top management of the club did not handle the meritorious players properly. For many years, they have been very indifferent to the elderly players, only willing to offer a salary reduction and a yearly contract, even in the face of the team captain.
Koscielny’s strike stemmed from this. At present, the incident is still in the process of fermentation. I can only hope that the conflict between the Arsenal captain and the top management can be resolved peacefully.I also hope that Arsenal can use youth training and smart transfer operations to get on track as soon as possible.