The Arsenal legendary striker Nwankwo Kanu has been interviewed in his native Nigeria about Arsene Wenger’s woes and the failure of Arsenal to make a serious challenge for the Premier League title, and he is adamant that it is unfair for the Arsenal fans to blame everything on Wenger because he has been in charge for so long. “In terms of years, yes, Wenger has stayed long, but it is for the board of the club to decide.” Kanu said.
“Every Arsenal fan wants the Premier League trophy, they have won enough of the FA Cup. As a true Arsenal fan, an ex-player of the club for that matter, I want them to make waves, to achieve something.
“If as a player, I’m playing for a club, sometimes it is not the coach that you look at. You look at yourself and say I want to win the league. And as a team sport, every player should stand up and ask ‘what is happening to us’.
“I don’t see football from the point that only the coach will have to do this, do that, no. If you have good players and they believe they are good, then they have to show you they are good, not only showing the coach, but as well the whole club that they are good.”
Yes I know Wenger picks the players, but it does seem to be much more common nowadays that the players on the pitch just don’t seem to put in a shift or look ready to fight for the points.
Can we really blame Wenger for everything?