Protesting Outside The Stadium To Get Rid Of Wenger Makes You Look Like Spoilt Brats….. by Neil Watson
I’ve just logged onto BBC sport and read a report on Arsenal fans protesting outside the ground for Wenger’s sacking….Why? So maybe he’ll be sacked before the weekend and then we go into the Lincoln match with a team low on confidence and with Steve Bould to steer the ship?
I am 100% in support of Wenger leaving, but at the end of the season when his contract expires, and not a second before. If you believe we stand a chance of winning the FA Cup with or without Wenger you’re deluded. If you think we’d be better without a manager to keep Sanchez and all the other overpaid inflated egos in check until the end of May you’re not so much deluded as plain stupid. Several of our first team are already planning where they will be living next season and have little or no regard for our team or club. If it is proven Sanchez was in fact laughing when the fifth goal went in last night then he is the epitome of everything that is wrong with football today.
To ask for Wenger’s head a second before May 20th is petulant,….like the actions of a Chelsea or City, or a spoilt child that screams and shout because they are too impatient to wait for Xmas. Even United had the respect to honour LVG’s contract until after the Cup final so let’s not stoop to below them by turning Arsenal into yet another club who, when things go wrong, sacrifice the manager.
Arsenal, like very few clubs in the world, is an institution based on integrity, respect and class. Arsene Wenger has been impeccable during his tenure at the helm, never once caught up in scandals like Harry Redknapp, George Graham, Big Sam…the list is endless.
Over the past two decades you’ve been privileged to watch some of the finest football in Europe, seen some of the most amazing goals and more importantly won more trophies than Spurs or Liverpool. We have dominated North London for the entire period, even when we had buttons to spend on players. The reason for this was Arsene Wenger.
It maybe several years before we ever find out, if at all, why business decisions were made to sell key players such as Fabregas, RVP, Henry, Vieira…….If you believe Wenger sold them so that Arsenal fans could get on his back then, once again, I have to say, you’re not thinking it through. He would have loved to have kept every single one of those players but, as in the present case with Sanchez, when they want to go there’s little you can do. Which brings me onto the here and now….
Yes, Wenger needs to go. He has served us incredibly for over 20 years but his time has come.
Yes the squad needs a revamp but only when a new manager comes in.
Yes, our board need to take a close look at themselves and consider their positions if they lack the ambition our club needs going forward.
But none of that can or should happen before the end of the season because any manager worth having won’t be available until then. We won’t be able to buy or sell until then. AGM’s and directors positions will not be affected until circumstances require a change.
Finally, and here’s the most important bit……Arsene Wenger is 67. He’s dedicated half of his working life to our club…Think about that. How many of you work for the same firm for half your working life? Very few I bet. And of those of you that have, how many can say they’ve been a true asset to their firms?…
Please show some respect and avoid this derogatory protests requesting him to leave before the summer. He already knows he has to go and doesn’t need to be humiliated at the end of his tenure. Stop whinging about the last few years not being as good as when he first started. You sound like Spurs fans when you whinge.
This guy will have a statue outside the Emirates one day and rightly so. His successor has a monumentally large task and it will be a very broad pair of shoulders that takes that job, delivers us success and remains with the club, loyally, for two decades…….I personally don’t think another manager will come close to doing that…
So when you’re making your banners, spouting off in the pub about how terrible he is or however you choose to denigrate his time with us just remember our club may have not been the most successful under Wenger but at least we weren’t Spurs…..