The Wenger Out protests from Arsenal fans have been getting louder and louder as the Gunners have dropped further and further away from the top of the League, and after today’s embarrassing defeat to Man City in the Caraboa Cup Final they can only get worse, especially as we have to play the Champions-elect again in the League on Thursday night. Does anyone at all think that we have a real chance of taking the three points and leaving ourselves less than ten points behind the Fourth placed team? I doubt it.
Wenger has continually stated that he will ‘respect his contract’ and stay until the end of next season (at least!) but could the Arsenal Board really countenance the continued decline of our beloved team with Wenger at the helm?
There is no surprise that there are questions being asked about who will replace Wenger when he leaves, as that day seems to be getting closer with every match. But who could replace him straight away? One obvious candidate is the greatest Arsenal legend of all time, Thierry Henry, and when he was asked today if he would be willing to take the reins at the Emirates, he made it clear that it would be very difficult to turn down a serious offer. He said: “Interested yes, but I couldn’t talk about that, with my job at Belgium. But who wouldn’t be interested in a job like that,”
It looked like the Arsenal players felt like they had lost the game before the game even started today, but in the second half they looked completely uninterested in fighting for the shirt like Henry and Adams did in his heyday. Henry was less than impressed. “The way Arsenal came out of the dressing room for the second half, they did not look like a team ready to come back into the game,” Henry said. “The first two goals were avoidable and they found themselves 2-0 down without City having to do much. Then they scored their third goal.
“Was it one of the best performances from City this year? No, but they won a final easily.”
So who thinks that it is time for Wenger to hand over to a younger more passionate manager? And who thinks that Henry would be the perfect replacement?