The banner that some travelling Arsenal fans held up during the FA cup replay win at Hull City has really been taken up by the football press and even though Arsene Wenger keeps dismissing all the rumours he cannot fail to notice that there is a growing feeling that the banner was right.
Even it’s tone was right for those of us who have backed the boss for years and still believe that he has been fantastic for the club, both in the first spell when he transformed us and English football and the Gunners capped a spell of great trophy success with that possibly never to be repeated invincible season and when he kept us in the Champions League positions despite a shoe string budget and all the new money coming in to other clubs.
The banner did say thank you to Wenger but that it is time to move on. And yes we do need a change I think, but not a massive upheaval, so I reckon the calls for a manager like Diego Simeone, who is almost the polar opposite to the prof in the way he works, is not the way to go at all.
Do we really want to change our long held and attractive style of football for Simeone who is a Mourinho-type with a win at all costs mentality? For one thing it would not work without an almost total overhaul of the current squad. We do want a manager to instill more fight in the side but at the same time keeping the passing and creative side of things.
Surely this would be better for Arsenal and our future don’t you think?