“Wenger in” or “Wenger out” are the words on everyone’s lips nowadays, whether that’s fans, ex arsenal players, legends or the media. It’s a question that needs answering as soon as possible or things could get out of hand.
Firstly what is the issue at Arsenal Football Club? Is it the manager? The players? The board? Well I personally think all three have to take the blame for the instant fall in Arsenal’s form. Where should I start first? Well that will be with the players. The players at the club are professional footballers who have either come through the academy ranks or have been bought as a huge figure from other clubs. They should take more blame than the manager and need to step up to the plate. However, instead of stepping up, they are crumbling under the pressure.
These players want to impress the manager week in week out to start in this team but when they get the chance to start a match and really prove themselves, they let down the team, manager and fans. Shocking performances this season include defeats to Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and especially Bayern Munich. As we as fans feel let down and disgusted.
As for the manager – he’s taken the most blame as he is the face of Arsenal and I do believe he deserves the majority that comes his way. He is the man who picks the players to buy, the man who faces the press and although he’s been in this job for 20+ years, all good things must come to an end.
What people fail to realise is that all the “Wenger out” fans do appreciate what he has done for the club. Whether that’s from building a fantastic stadium, signing world class players in Ozil and Sanchez, turning the clubs revenue around to make us the 7th richest club in the world and for all his success in the first 8 years at Arsenal (where he won near enough everything except the Champions League). Although us we understand this, we also understand that he is tarnishing his legacy and that he needs to leave before its too late. As fans you can see he’s making the wrong decisions in important games. In his press conferences and interviews he looks tired and drained.
This club use to be called ‘The Arsenal’ and now we’re just referred to as ‘Arsenal’.
Are the players really willing to play for their manager? At Chelsea when Mourinho was having that shocker of a season, the players clearly didn’t want to play for him and although he had won the Premier League the season before, he was sacked. It was a bold decision by Roman Abramovich, but something necessary that the Arsenal Board would not do as they don’t have the balls to make big decisions, which leads me to my next point…
The Arsenal board need to go; They are too scared to make big decisions that are needed. They are most certainly not driven by trophies, they are driven by money and as long as us Arsenal fans fill those seats at The Emirates every week, they will never have a problem where we finish as long as their pockets continue to be filled with our money.
People love to scream that football is a business, and yes to an extent I agree with that statement, but football is a sport and without fans the sport becomes nothing at all. Stan Kroenke himself said that he didn’t invest in Arsenal to win trophies which just makes me believe that all the shareholders have the same aspirations. The board at Arsenal football club are the main issue here as they have little desire to win trophies. As long as they are in charge, Arsenal as a club will never compete with teams such as Barcelona and Real Madrid.
This club use to be called ‘The Arsenal’ and now we’re just referred to as Arsenal. It may not seem a lot but it is a big down grade. We use to have world class players and a team that was rock solid at the back and devastating in offence. Now I can say we just have an average team who only on their day can beat the big teams. This club needs a new start and a make over, from the board to the manager to the players otherwise we’ll just be in the same predicament each year.