Arsene Wenger needs to come out with a statement over his future! by Konstantin Mitov
It’s probably gotten a bit boring to talk about the future of Arsene, but I want to talk about the consequences the delayed announcement of his decision brings. Is he actually affected by what’s happening at the club?
I don’t really think he cares too much about other’s opinions but as time passes by, the board seem like Arsene’s last standing ally. Although a powerful one, as it can decide his future, We already know everything lies in his hands, but will Arsene crash into a harsh reality?
On one hand the media were long supporters of Arsene. Rarely have you seen a journalist come out in the past years to be critical of Arsene, but things are starting to change for the first time and long term supporters of Wenger seem to think it’s best for him to go for his own good.
Ex Arsenal players, especially those who’ve played under Arsene, are cautious about their words and generally all of them believe Arsene needs to go out on a high for what he’s done for the club, but he should go nonetheless!
The so called Wenger Out Brigade was called a minority for most of the past 5 years but more and more long term Wenger supporters are starting to see through the fact that Arsene is just not up to date with the modern game. Bear in mind in his glory days Arsene only had one real opponent in Man Utd, but now there are 5-6 clubs all looking at the top 4 with a much smaller quality gap.
Back to the point though, the fact that nobody knows what will really happen is bad because every bad result puts more weight on an already heavy finger pointing at the manager for the bad results, when I have to admit that it’s not like the Board or the players are helping him too much.
Nevertheless it’s been 20 years. Arsenal were founded in 1886! It’s nearly impossible to imagine another manager that will get his career time, but point is, everything over his 20 years reign has changed, except for the manager. The fact that we’re not playing this weekend is a welcome one, because we do need time to reflect on the situation.
Truth is I’ve personally never seen Arsene looking so broken and to some extent I can understand the pain he feels. Imagine you are giving all your heart and work to a company for 20 years, yet everyone around it is saying you’re not good enough for your job any more. You’d be kind of upset and find it difficult to leave.
But we’re all thankful for what he’s done for us. I just hope he comes out and clears up the situation, so that the board can find a new manager if he’s going, and prepare well for the best suitor. Imagine if Arsene had left us in May 2014 had we not beaten Hull for the FA cup.
If we start looking for a manager in the summer we’d be miles behind. If he truly is leaving, which I find hard to believe, announcing it early, would unite everyone over the idea to send him out on a high and prepare well for a new era! We don’t want to repeat the mistakes Man Utd made.
This will be a summer of transition and I’m struggling to see how Arsene would deal with it. The game at Liverpool, will be Wenger’s biggest test so far, because he is fighting for his legacy! For what he will be remembered for. The ‘specialist in failure’ tag by Mourinho stuck with the boss because there’s partial truth in it.
Arsene said he’ll manage next year – here or somewhere else, only he knows. Does he have a real job waiting for him to accept, or is he playing the situation “you’ll miss me when I’m gone”? The FA cup is the last realistic chance we have to get something on our table. Please Arsene, do the right thing! Announce that you’ll leave and we can all stick together for the best of Arsenal FC!