Since when won the FA Cup Final of 2004-05 season, Arsenal hasn't won champion. Arsenal prepared this season for the champion, but recently has been far from champion because the team didn't overcome a crisis.
Of course Arsenal ranks no.2 to Premier League table. The team falls behind 3 point comparing with one game more than league ranking no.1 United. But looking for the remaining schedule - except for vs. Manchester United game - Arsenal's remaining games are a more difficult than Manchester United.
During last 6 season, Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger has been operating the team centrically early 20s players for reform the team. We recognize his leadship that has been keeping high rank of Premier League although he has been operating the team centrically young players. But bacause he has been operating the team centrically young players, Arsenal can't go through a crisis.
Arsenal has no leader who controls game and has many experiences. Wenger is a good manager but just the game plays the player in the football or other sports. So, especially team sport needs a leader who controls the game in the ground.
As compared with Manchester United, Man Utd. has leaders who was captain of national team. They are Evra, Vidic, Ji-sung Park, Fredinand and legend Giggs. So, Man Utd. can change ambience. Man Utd. won the FA Cup quarter final vs. Arsenal although the team lost 2 games in the last week that vs. Chelsea and Liverpool.
But because Arsenal has no leader, Arsenal can't change ambience. 2008-09 UEFA Champions League semi final game2 vs. Manchester United is a typical example. Arsenal wanted to go in to the final, Arsenal had to win the game over 2 goal gab, because the team lost 0-1 the game1. But 8 minutes after kick off Arsenal gave first goal to Ji-sung Park. After given the first goal, Arsenal's ambience was down. As a result Arsenal lost th game by 1-3 and didn't go in to the final.
North London derby, vs. Tottenham, also as same as 2008-09 UEFA Champions League semi final game2. In the first half, Arsenal led 2-0. But after gave goal to Bale, Arsenal broke team ambience and gave two goals. So Arsenal lost game by reverse.
Arsenal won the last champion of the Premier League in the 2003-04 season. To this season Arsenal has some leaders who controls game and has many experiences like Bergkamp and Seaman. So Arsenal can win the trophy. But after they retained, Arsenal has never won the trophy.
Because of this reason Arsenal must need leader who controls game, have many experiences and can go through the crisis. Wenger must know importence of leader of ground.