Football evolves. Players evolve. Everything in life evolves. Virus mutate and evolve. Our morality evolves. Managers evolve. Technology evolves. Our dress sense evolve. Languages change and evolve. Our planet keeps evolving. Our Universe keeps evolving. Humans grow from fetus to adult to death etc.. And we are still evolving as a species. I don’t see why people can’t accept reality and try to adapt to each changing situation as much as possible. Life / time does not wait for anyone. Anyone that is a revisionist, or just romanticises about the past will always be left behind or will be dragged kicking and screaming into the future. Football is now about results, it about tactic, “How do I stop the other team from scoring? How do I neutralise my opponents formation, system and most dangerous player? Etc”. A manager has 6 bad results and loses his job. Naive wengerball became stale, it became predictable, it had become very easy to neutralise and play against. That is why we had become the weeping boys against the other Top 4 teams in the EPL and Europe (6-3, 6-1, 5-1, 5-2, 10-2, 8-2, score lines against us). That is why the likes of Stoke City, Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan etc had become bogies teams for us. Wenger had a good first 10 years and then refused to EVOLVE / ADAPT to the ever changing world of football. That is why he went from fighting for the title to fighting for Top 3, to fighting for 4th place, to finishing 5th to finishing 6th before being sacked. It was a very steady decline while wenger himself had become stagnant, stubborn, arrogant and immune to criticism of his dinosaur ways. Wenger had nearly 20 years where he ran everything. But he failed to challenge for the title after the invincibles. 10 years of just making up numbers in the EPL and CL. It’s better to think with our head rather than our heart (emotions). We seem to use too much emotions. I was a “Arsène Knows Best” but i had to accept that it was time for him to go, he had over stayed. I just had to accept the reality wenger was finished and it was time to move on. I give the same advice to the Özil Superfans, they need to just accept reality, Özil is long finished, he is done, he has had more second chances than any other player at Arsenal in my opinion. But every time he is reintroduced he disappoints and we always end up back to the same old “Blame everyone and everything else but Ozi. But but look at the quality of players around him. Look at the formation, look at the system, don’t ask Özil to press, don’t ask Özil to defend, don’t ask Özil to trackback, don’t expect Özil to score goals, don’t expect Özil to run or dominates games, but but so and so is not making the runs Özil thrives on blah blah”. I think it’s Time to move on, Özil has failed to evolve, adjust, adapt to the ever changing world of football. We can’t keep deluding ourself that he will all of a sudden make a difference this time ( at 32 years old) when he has consistently failed for the majority of his time at Arsenal. A 28 year old Özil has been a joke, all of a sudden a 32 year old Özil will be different? How many second chances does he get as compared to other players? Look, Wenger had become stagnant, stale, predictable etc. He had gotten into his comfort zone. Wanted the world of football to remain the same or change for him instead of him changing with it. Same with Özil, stagnant, stale, predictable. Very comfortable where he is. Not willing to change but hoping the world of football remains the same or change for him. These 2 let their massive EGOS dictate while football left them behind. I think it’s Time to move on from the emotional attachment towards Özil for his fans like some of us had to with the great Wenger. Sorry for the long winded Rant / Article I just published.