Gary Neville claimed that Arsenal should keep Arsene Wenger in charge at the club, but his reason gives nothing to the progress of the club.
The Frenchman is once again under pressure after only one game of the season, after succumbing to an opening weekend loss to Liverpool at home, conceding a huge four goals.
Wenger was the subject of protests last season, and is already having his role at the club for this term questioned by fans following the disastrous 4-3 loss at the Emirates yesterday to rivals Liverpool.
The 66 year-old is into the last season of his contract, but we all know that his job is at least safe until that point, and Gary Neville has moved to defend his position as boss, although is hardly convincing in his reasoning.
“I am sure when Arsene Wenger is not here, there will be a massive amount of admirations for what he has achieved at this football club,” he said.
“I would advocate him staying on because it feels like we have new managers every 10 minutes and he is a stalwart. He is the most successful manager in their history.”
He is literally saying we will miss him when he is gone, which is no consolation for what we are going through at present. We just watched our side go 4-1 down to Liverpool at our home stadium, and we have watched Arsenal get turned down by Leicester’s Jamie Vardy, and have so far failed to address our striker needs, despite the season having now begun.
We now have to ask ourselves questions such as ‘why did Wenger allow Koscielny and co the extended holiday knowing we had a tough opening match to deal with’, and ‘did Vardy reject us because we no longer lack the ambition to challenge our rivals’.
I don’t believe that Wenger is solely to blame for our lack of spending, as I believe it comes from the top, but we are all going crazy waiting for a new striker to arrive, and the weekend’s game has not eased any of the pain.
Does Gary Neville’s point mean anything at all? Are we still guaranteed our place in the top four this season?