Arsene Wenger engineered a brilliant win over Chelsea to claim the FA Cup yet again, but where it matters most over the course of a full season, Arsenal were miles off the pace, and ended up 18 points behind the Champions and out of the Top Four for the first time ever under Le Prof.
With this in mind, the Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker says this is the barometer that Wenger should be looking at and trying to improve. “Arsenal have got a long way to go at the moment, they’re a long way behind.” he said.
“If you ask me now whether Arsenal are going to be in the top four next season, I would say most probably not.”
As Wenger has signed a two-year extension, I just dread to think of what the protests would be like if he fais to make Top Four again next season. In fact I don’t think that a lot of fans will accept anything less than the title itself. Lineker is worried about the fans reaction. “The only other example of a manager that decides when and where he goes is Sir Alex Ferguson, but he was still winning league titles. Arsene Wenger was still winning FA Cups and until this season he had always got in the top four, but now that’s changed.
“I just hope if and when he decides to go he kind of does himself because I don’t want people to feel badly about him and I hope he doesn’t spoil that.”
We all know Wenger would never walk away from a contract, so we can be absolutely certain that he will be going for the full two years. Unless, of course, Stan Kroenke sacks him, and can anyone really see that happening?
Wenger MUST buy some Top Top players to improve the side into a title-chasing team, or face the ire of the fans once again….