I know that in football the buck stops at the manager, but I also think that Arsenal fans are too quick to blame everything on Arsene Wenger. Maybe it is the years of frustration when we failed to win a trophy and dropped behind the big spending Premier League clubs like Chelsea and Man City.
But I think we forget too easily just what a great job Le Prof has done to keep the club in the top echelon of the Premier League and managed to qualify for and progress from the group stages of the Champions League while having no money to spend, at the same time as our rivals were bankrolled by billionaires.
Of course we want success and silverware, but it’s not that easy you know! Look at Liverpool, who have not won the English title for so long that a large portion of their fans cannot remember them doing. So just have a second thought when you think of blaming Wenger for every bad thing that happens to Arsenal, from injuries to results and poor performances. Because the same fans do not give him the same credit when things go right, like the FA cup triumph in May.
Maybe the under performing players like Per Mertesacker, Aaron Ramsey, Arteta, Flamini, Chamberlain and all should be the real targets of our anger. They have all let the club down this season but it is Wenger who gets the stick. Is that really fair?