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Keep Things Simple

“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Arsenal football club has recently been dealing with a lot of pressure on and off the field. They have been cashing in on transfer activity and have equally come under heavy scrutiny as per their performances, squad depth and the lack of trophies in recent years.

Today, they lock horns in the Champions League Qualifiers with Italian underdogs Udinese. However, despite the added pressures on his team, French coach Arsene Wenger has been stressing to his charges the importance of doing the basics against Udinese. The Frenchman does not want Arsenal complicating things for themselves and has urged them to believe in their own ability.

Remote Record – “No matter how big the game is you still have to play good football and make a good pass when you have the ball,” he said. “It is not more complicated than that, even in a World Cup final. Afterwards you deal with whether you win or lose. Maybe there are more questions about our quality this time, but that is where we have to show our strength and belief. We have a way to play football that we know.”

His lads understood that from now on, the best way to get things done is to avoid complications and deal with the results. Sooner or later their performance will overshadow the criticisms coming their way

Have confidence. When confident, be normal, be simple. There always will be pressure. Adopting a new style or making drastic changes will only complicate things. And chaos is bound when things get complicated.

I cannot claim to master how we work daily, but I can sure as anything say when we do things simply, we always get the results. Have a great week!

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  1. August 17, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    And Arsenal did win the match after playing simple passing, crossing and constant pressure football. Simplicity pays

  2. August 30, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Effectively said & with wonderful timing

  3. September 1, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    I never thought of it that way, well put!

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