I am not going to get into the big Arsenal debate about Arsene Wenger and whether AKBs or AOBs are right, or even whether it is the people higher up at the club, primarily the main shareholder Stan Kroenke, that are to blame for the way the Gunners have slipped from perennial title challengers to a club that is happy to finish in fourth and secure another lucrative season in the Champions League.
What I would like to know is how the Arsenal fans feel about the Frenchman’s statement about the Premier League title. In a report by The Mirror the Arsenal boss claims that he believes that he can lead the Gunners back to the top of English football within the next three years, the same amount of time as his new contract is due to run. Wenger has been slated for many things in recent years by the Arsenal fans, but it seems to me that a lot of it boils down to the fact that many think he just has not got the drive to win anymore but is happy to claim the so-called Wenger trophy while spending less money than all the teams around us.
If he truly has got a burning ambition to win at least one more EPL title with Arsenal before handing over the tiller, is that enough for Arsenal fans? The Frenchman’s spending has certainly increased in recent transfer windows and that has made us a real threat to anyone.
This season’s title may already seem to be out of reach with multiple injuries contributing to a slow start, but that surely cannot happen every year and if Wenger really is determined to make Arsenal the champions of England again, is that all that we can ask for?