Born 1999; I’m a young gunner, have only seen Wenger and his long coat as a manager. I saw the ends of legends like Henry and Sol Campbell and subsequently the start and finishes of Cesc Fabregas, RVP, Nasri and Adebayor who have all hurt me as much as our consistent “4th place trophy”. As I wait for the away game at Liverpool… I wonder what went wrong? I hear all these past stories of Petit, Vieira, Adams and Seamen and it’s quite clear we have replaced these winners with non winners, as much as I like seeing the Coq or Xhaka take someone out… They’re still not winners and then if you look throughout the Arsenal squad are there really any winners? Cech, Ozil, Mertesacker, Sanchez and Giroud have all won major trophies, (Ligue 1 might not count but nevertheless) is that enough? Are a handful of winners enough to win the league or finally conquer Europe?
Is it Wenger?
As the technology improves this gives fans the platform to voice their opinions and that is why AFTV has flourished. However this also gives the #WengerOut fans a chance to voice their opinions and in a time where that is the main discussion it shows Arsenals weakness… We have became obsessed with blaming a person where football is a team game. Is it Wenger’s fault that Ozil pulls out of challenges or that Cech has made several mistakes? If so then its Wenger’s fault for Henry, the FA Cup and the league.
Is it the Arsenal fan base?
I know blaming the fans is as sinful as murder but how many times have we seen someone on social media and we prayed that he wasn’t an Arsenal fan? Once its on the internet, it’s always there. Insulting the manager or the players will not help them and Wenger is right at the end of day in football you lose games but as humans that is not enough; we are a greedy species that always want more… So maybe the problem is that the Invincibles is our highest point as a club and as Claudio Ranieri is finding out, you can not beat your highest point.