If defeat means the end of Wenger then so be it! by Konstantin Mitov
Pain is often a visitor at the Emirates of late and it’s been toxic, but albeit the troublesome times, there is something good in all this. All the defeats and all the negativity around the club mean we might be getting closer to the solution of the one true problem at this football club.
They say sometimes you need to take a step back in order to start moving forwards and losing against Man City for the second time in the week, could just be the kind of medicine we need. This game is practically meaningless. Even if we get points out City, we’re still miles behind the top 4 and the top 4 definitely means more Wenger.
The board will use any excuse to give Wenger more time, but right now things are shaky for him. He may talk about respecting contracts and so on, but he’ll be on the wire if we do not win the Europa league as it’s the only possible way to get back to the Champions league. Will there be change if we finish 6th trophyless?
You can never say it’s certain with Arsenal but look, Ivan talked of a “mature conversation” at the end of the season and with Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi it does looke like Wengers factor of importance is slightly being reduced. He still has the owner by his side, but I feel that with the team being built around him, Wenger will very soon realise he’s the odd one out.
The talks about new and exciting young managers are the best thing about Arsenal right now. The latest name mentioned is Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann who is just 30 years old! I love it! It sounds new, fresh and so different from what we know all too well.
Finally if you wonder, why Guardiola is giving Wenger “support”, it’s quite easy. If Wenger stays, we continue to be the worst top 6 club. If he leaves, with the resources, fan base and even players we have, although some need to be replaced immediately, we will become a force once again!