Carling Cup Our Only Realistic Chance of Silverware
Arsenal have not won a trophy since the penalty shoot-out against Manchester United in 2005. Our performances this season in the league have been inconsistent and lack the authority of a team expecting to win the title. The chances of winning the league are remote unless Wegner ditches his so called “youth policy” which has been a disaster.
Wenger and his back-room staff need to sit back and re-assess the whole strategy and then be men enough to decide that our best chance of a trophy is the Carling Cup followed by the FA Cup.
The forthcoming tie against Wigan is no longer an opportunity to play the youngsters and then strut around for days whilst the media heaps praise on our great youth policy, whilst we end up with yet another trophy-less season.
The game against Wigan is an opportunity to go one step closer to a trophy, this must be done with experience. We no longer have the luxury of challenging for the title that we can disregard the Carling Cup.
Failure to put a strong team out against Wigan will be tantamount to Wenger writing off yet another season, if this happens, Wenger must look at his own position at the club and the board must stop looking at every result in bleary Wenger-esque eyes and come to terms that football has once more moved on and left Arsenal behind. A policy of young players against the previous policy of established players is not working and will not work.