Consistently challenging for the title is a very lucrative prospect for any team, and if any side in the Premier League were to be offered this opportunity they would be sure to grab it with both hands. Remarkable consistency, rather than unbelievable success is what makes Arsenal the club it is today.
Jose Mourinho and his timeline of success at Chelsea shows the sort of ‘flash in the pan’ ideals of success that Arsenal fans think they want and need but in reality the identity of a club is forged by its all round endeavors. Chelsea’s all round endeavors have never seemed the sort of business which sets an example. However on field success and Mourinho’s diversion tactics aimed at the media have kept the covers on their entire operation…Until this season.
The title challenge they have embarked on this season has fast spiraled out of control. The sneaking suspicions everyone had about Mourinho’s man management and the team’s overall bonding have now been heavily exposed. The ugly mess ‘the Sacked One’ leaves behind in his third season at every club is testament to the unstable environment he creates.
Arsene Wenger’s era at Arsenal has seen the club transformed from an occasionally successful and well supported club, into a global brand known for its own philosophy. The dressing room atmosphere, the image of the club, the financial well being and the atmosphere of serenity associated with Arsenal in general is more or less down to Wenger’s handling of club affairs.
The impatience displayed by Roman Abramovich and the disregard for man to man loyalty displayed by Mourinho are in stark contrast to what Wenger and the Arsenal board have built at the Emirates. Only time will explain the significance of Arsene Wenger’s reign in Arsenal’s future.