No matter what the naysayers keep saying about Arsene Wenger, the fact is that the boss has led Arsenal to their third FA Cup win in 4 years, and against a record-breaking Chelsea team. Not only that he has become the most successful manager in the history of the FA Cup, having won 7 trophies in his time with the Gunners. That is no small achievement.
Yet there are still a minority of fans that think Wenger should leave the club, simply because he has finished 5th for the first time in 21 years. After his historic win, Wenger made it clear that his future would be decided in the coming week by the Arsenal Board. He was asked if this win would be a good way to say farewell to the club that he has served so well for over 20 years. “There’s no perfect way. I just want to do well for this club. Apart from that, it’s down to the board members. Am I the right man to lead this club further and that’s it? And for me to decide, It’s up to the board and me. It’s not about popularity it’s about competence.”
That sounds like he is still keen to carry on the job, and he has certainly been ‘competent’ over the years. And as for whether the result today has made him more likely to stay, he replied: “It would be ridiculous that 20 years depends on one game. Overall, we’ll know more next week.”
So, if we look at it logically, Wenger has done well in winning Arsenal yet another trophy in a game that hardly anyone gave us a chance in. Surely he deserves to carry this new formation into next season?