It remains to be seen whether Arsene Wenger will be offered, or already has been offered, a new contract to stay on as the manager of Arsenal Football club, or whether he will accept the offer if it is there, but it is certain that a lot of Arsenal fans would not be happy.
The protests may not have been too vehement but they have been around for years and more so than ever this season, while the main reason for most fans not being too full on about it is because of the respect that the prof has earned for his 20 years in charge.
However, these protests and things like the poll done by the AST last week should make it clear what us fans want, but I have a strong feeling that neither the club or our manager takes much notice or even understands our issues and two things that happened over the last few days backs me up.
First of all we had Wenger being asked about the trouble between Arsenal fans both during and after the Man City match and his answer reported on the Arsenal website struck me as though he was living in another world.
He said, “I must say, despite all what happens on the fans front, I felt out fans were fantastic today. In very difficult moments in the game I felt that our fans – at 1-0 down, at 2-1 down – could have turned against us. I think they were absolutely sensational and helped the team to get through those difficult moments.
“I’m not aware of what happened outside. I think what is important in football is what happens inside the pitch and inside the stadium. I feel the fans were absolutely outstanding today.”
So apart from the 60,000 or so at a game the rest of us don’t count. I also remember the TV commentator remarking on what a strange and subdued atmosphere there was in such a crucial game, but Wenger saw things differently. He also seems to see the Alexis Sanchez situation differently and is struggling to understand why we might be just a tiny bit concerned that our best player and the only one who seems determined to stop the rot is not ready to sign a contract and could well be on his way this summer.
Sky Sports report the Frenchman saying, “He has one and a half year contract.
“I don’t understand that debate. Our job is to perform as long as we are here.
“I do not understand this kind of anxiety, it is absolutely denying what a professional guy is about.”
Is it me, or is this just more proof that Wenger has no idea about the reality of us fans?