We will have to see what effect, if any, the protests from Arsenal fans at the Norwich game today, in the press and social media and in the two Premier League games still to come will have on the Arsenal board and our glorious leaders Stan Kroenke and Arsene Wenger, but you get the impression that the Frenchman will still be in charge of Arsenal at the start of next season.
If that is the case then this ´difficult climate´at home games which Wenger spoke about yesterday could become a regular thing if it starts to look like another year without troubling the trophy engravers. Wenger must know that he really needs to get the Gunners looking like champions again, so how will he go about it?
I think he simply has to change his approach and not just in terms of spending money. For me the squad needs a major shake up. For years we have been told by Wenger that squad stability was just as important and probably more so than bringing in new faces and, to be fair, I got his point. But the other side of that coin is the possibility of things becoming stale and that certainly seems like the way it has gone for us this season.
There is no doubt that we are not seeing the best of our team and Wenger needs to do something about that. My idea would be to shake them out of their complacency and make them realise that they have to fight and give their all to have a chance of a place in the first XI.
One way to do that would be to show a ruthless streak and dump some of the under performers like Theo Walcott. Then when you bring in players to replace them, there is a fresh feel to the club and everyone is on their toes. Is this the way for Wenger to turn our fortunes around and get the Arsenal fans back on side? And which current Gunners would be for the chop?