The Arsenal Board is 100% behind Arsene Wenger by KM
Hello guys, so the media has come out on the Wenger topic by stating that the Arsenal Board have 100% backing of the manager. No breaking news there, but the interesting bit is coming from the fact that the discussions over his future just keep on rolling.
If you read the blogs, a lot of fans have turned on Arsene, even some that have been loyal after years of support. And I have to say, that I don’t believe there is a true Arsenal fan that wants the team to lose or doesn’t want to support the club, it’s just that the direction we’re going isn’t good.
The fact that Arsene calls for unity means, he understands there is a disturbance in the force. Often the boss has labeled the fans that criticise him to be only a few people, or such that don’t understand anything, but if these “sources” are to be correct, Wenger is considering his future.
The media suggest that Arsene is given the ability to chose how his reign will end, but they also refer to him saying that he’ll leave only when he feels the dressing room is lost. I recall a few years back when Fabregas, Nasri and Van Persie were sold in consecutive seasons, now lots of fans fear that Ozil and Sanchez might end up in the same situation.
The players look like they don’t wanna play for their manager, who keeps speaking of spirit but on the pitch the story is pretty clear. The inevitable CL exit, following an FA cup exit and an 11 point gap with Leicester will just give ensure the critics have more reason to get the stone and polish the edge of their spears, because the signs are worrying.
I don’t believe Wenger will go, because those 8 mills are something he’ll hardly get anywhere else, let alone for no pressure, but if he comes back with 2 more defeats, especially one against Everton, with the fact we’re just 3 points ahead of West Ham, he’ll find the Emirates hardly the most welcoming place.
Fourth place has always been his holy grail, but if he doesn’t reignite some spark into the players, he might lose the only thing he’s been holding on to. Then even the most die hard Wenger supporters, and even the Arsenal Board, will wonder what is he doing if he can’t even secure the top 4.
I don’t want us to go there though. We need the Champions league, but we also need a new manager. Mourinho was spot on that Wenger has a luxury to feel no pressure which no other manager can enjoy, but it’s a fight with his ego that is starting now.
Arsenal’s name hasn’t been that good recently, with Wenger throwing bottles, skipping handshakes when he loses and shoving other managers. Our style of football hasn’t been that pretty either of late. Managers come and go at football clubs, but the fans cannot be replaced. And I believe most of us have finally convinced ourselves that the guy is done.
The end is near. A new era is coming, and it might be sooner rather than later!