With Arsenal on their worst run of results in over ten years there has been many discussions about whether Wenger has “lost the dressing room” or the players simply don’t want to play for him any more.
Personally I think it is combination of a loss of confidence after getting mauled by Bayern Munich, and the ongoing uncertainty about Wenger’s future, but whatever the reason the fact is that the Gunners now have to regain their composure quickly to try and win a place back in the Top Four, and also they still have the possibility of going to the FA Cup Final, no matter what our opinion of the matter.
It has been strange that there has not been much talk of the matter from the players themselves, as surely they should also be taking a big share of the responsibilty for the clubs downward spiral as well as Wenger, but now at last Olivier Giroud has publicly announced his support for Wenger, and it sounds like he is talking for his team-mates as well. “We want Arsène Wenger to renew his contract, to continue his adventure, because we support him. We hope we can win the Cup and that Arsenal qualify for the Champions League.”
Well if they support him, you would think they would be trying a little bit harder on the pitch than they have been lately, especially against teams like West Brom and Watford, who they should be beating with ease..
Do the players really support Wenger? Or is Giroud just saying what he thinks the papers want to hear?