After Arsenal fell to a second defeat in the space of just five Premier League days, Arsene Wenger was clearly frustrated and although he suggested that the decision of the referee to allow both of the Man City goals despite them being potentially ruled out for offside, he also admitted that his players struggled to cope with City’s second half fightback.
His comments about the Gunners suffering physically after a heavy run of games also brought up the yearly issue of our injury problems, which have made it much harder for the Frenchman to rotate his squad and keep the big players fresh.
While I do have sympathy for the boss and I do agree that Arsenal seem to have rotten luck on a number of fronts, the fact is that it seems to be the same every year for Arsenal and surely coincidence can only be taken so far. A report in The Mirror shows that their various football experts have very different ideas about Arsenal sticking with Le Prof.
It really does appear that Arsenal suffer from the same old issues every season. This season was looking better and we seemed to have answered the ongoing questions about mental strength, big game attitude, battling qualities and more, but then we go and blow it again.
I am not saying that all of this is Wenger’s fault necessarily but it does seem to be a problem at our club and the longer it goes on the more I think that something fundamental has to change in order to stop the same things happening over and over again.
Do you think that a change has to come? And does that change need to be the manager?