I play some games on the internet, they are Tower Defence games. There is a map with a road leading to your camp, enemy vehicles enter and their objective is to get to your camp and if they do, you lose lives. The objective is to buy weapons and strategically place them along the road to inflict maximum casualties. Each weapon costs money and you get money from destroying enemy vehicles.
However, each wave of the enemy is harder to destroy and therefore, you have to buy more expensive weapons which inflict heavier damage. You try to save money to enable the purchase of better weapons for when the heavier armoured vehicles finally arrive. This means that you try to win the earlier rounds with cheaper weapons and saving money for later attacks, but most times this doesn’t win the game. You have to buy the more expensive weapons but this then leaves you with fewer weapons and likewise, most times you don’t win. They are very enjoyable games to play where you have to combine tactics and strategy to be successful, by learning from earlier mistakes you find the right combination of weapons. You have to sell some of your earlier cheaper weapons to enable the purchase of heavier weapons.
These games are a good analogy for the Arsenal, whereby they have tried to win the game by buying less or cheaper weapons and saving their money, and unfortunately, they always get the MISSION FAILED message.
When will they learn that skimping on purchasing the right weapons will always end in failure. They’ve managed to get a couple of expensive weapons in Özil and Sanchez, and they’ve mixed that with a couple of cheaper but effective weapons in Cech and Elneny, but as I’ve found in my video games, that’s not enough and if there is money in the bank, to get to the MISSION COMPLETE message, it has to be spent to increase your fire power.
If I could have five minutes alone with Wenger I would suggest to him that he play Tower Force 2 or Tower Force Elite, to see if he could successfully get to the end of the game by not spending sufficient money.
It’s an easy lesson to learn, normally, after three or four attempts, I’ve sussed the right combination of weapons to win the game, and furthermore, I also have more money in the bank at the end of the game because I’ve destroyed all the enemy weapons.
I love these games, but if I kept failing to progress to the next level, I would eventually give up. There’s a message in there somewhere!