IS ARSENE WENGER DOING CORROSIVE DAMAGE TO HIS REPUTATION by TorontoArsenal
Despite the disappointing results of the past decade it appears fans of Arsenal FC, including myself, are powerless when it comes to being able to force through desperately needed changes because of Arsene Wenger’s entrenched position within the Arsenal FC hierarchy. I do not want to start listing the heartbreaks of the past years but would like to draw Arsene Wenger’s attention to the following:
1 For some reason your tactics, if any, have remained frozen in the past and you must act in the best interest of this club by moving up to the office and letting a younger and success hungry manager take over the club;
2 My education teaches me that whenever things go wrong in my life I should look at when they were going right and return to that path. This is what I think you should do.
3 You may very well be the most educated coach in the BPL but managing a football club is not in the domain of intellectual flexing and refusal to abandon tried, tested and failed approaches to winning titles. It need not involve so much philosophy;
4 In the last few years you have been damaging your reputation with your double speak and inability to rise up to the challenge. Just imaging writing an exam twelve times and failing. Who would give you one more chance? But this is precisely what you have achieved against Jose Mourinho of Chelsea. A man of your finesse, intelligence and refinement should be able to sit down, carefully evaluate the situation and act in the best interest of the club;
5 The damage to your reputation is reaching corrosive levels and you have yourself to blame for it. Everyone in the world seem to know that you cannot win anything in modern day football without a solid defence, a shield in front of those defenders in the form of reliable defensive midfielder and a striker to deliver the goals. You have, with due respect, stubbornly insisted on defying these known fundamentals and it would not have been a problem if you have proven the whole world wrong and won something. The problem is that it has not worked and it is time to look at what works;
6 Remember the Invincibles. Re-examine that team, look at their strengths, physical and mental abilities, and skills and start working on rebuilding a team like that today. You need players who viewed playing Man. Utd. As the equivalent of going to war!!!!
I hope you will see the letter in the light in which it is written – out of concern for Arsenal FC. An entity that both of us love.