powerarmour wrote: ↑Sun May 30, 2021 9:35 am
thegrommit wrote: ↑Sat May 29, 2021 11:21 pm
They were ninth when he was fired. That's kinda why they fired him
Chelsea clearly had a good squad though, I'd have been surprised if they finished lower than 6th, even with Lampard.
Pep and Ole were 9th and 8th in December, Klopp was 8th in March...
The point was that Lampard wasn't able to make good use of that squad - hence ninth. I'm realistic enough to recognize Arsenal's squad is nowhere near as strong, even if we did beat them.
This is the thing, I mean now it's pretty clear that Chelsea are the biggest club in London, that 2nd Champions League title has taken them to the next level, only us and United have won two or more. No other London club comes close to that now, certainly not Spurs or Arsenal anymore, they'll keep attracting better players and better managers unless there is a change of ownership.
Champions League wins aren't the only criteria for how "big" a club is. City haven't won one, but they're not going to have trouble attracting players. The Kroenke's however seem to have little interest beyond using Arsenal as a cash cow.
If Arsenal still think they are a big club, they'd have sacked Arteta by now. Even Spurs sacked Mourinho.
The Spuds sacked Mourinho because he wasn't demonstrating progress, despite having some good (for them
) players. Arteta won a trophy with the weakest arsenal squad in years, even if this season ended up a turd.