There is a large section of the Arsenal fanbase that feels as though Arsene Wenger has too much power and control at the club, whether it be the way that he makes all the decisions about which players to buy and how much of the club’s vast financial resources to spend right down to the fact that it seems to be up to the Frenchman whether he stays on as manager or not.
But there is also a growing feeling, which must have grown a lot more after this weekend’s abject show at West Brom, that the boss has not got the same control over the Arsenal dressing room as he used to have and Wenger gave this idea even more weight with some of his post match comments reported by Metro.
Not only might our manager’s comments about Alexis Sanchez and his role in coming back out for the second half despite an ankle problem make the fans feel even more that he is not the man to take us forward, there could be a bigger backlash if this injury rules the Chilean striker out for long.
Wenger said, ‘He should not have played in the second half.
‘He insisted. In the end we had to take him off.’
Is this more proof that the prof has lost the plot and lost control of the Arsenal players?