There have been plenty of football managers linked with the Arsenal job down the years. Every time the team is on a bad run or puts in a lacklustre performance or simply does not get the right result, we hear the calls of Wenger out again. They died down a bit in the last two years after the prof steered us to FA cup trophy wins in back to back Wembley finals but another year without the big one of the Premier League title has brought the knives out for the Frenchman once again.
Now I am not saying that Arsenal should not be thinking about replacing Wenger at the helm or that there is nobody out there who could do a better job, but I do understand the caution of the Arsenal board and the fear, starkly highlighted by the situation at Man United post Ferguson, that replacing the boss with the wrong man could be disastrous.
And looking at just two of the managers that the Arsenal fans have called for in recent years suggests to me that the board is right to be worried. Look what happened with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea and what is now happening with Roberto Martinez at Everton.
Not all Arsenal fans wanted either of these two in charge but there were plenty who did and there was good evidence to back them up. Both of these managers could soon be out of work and looking for a new job with their reputations seriously tarnished and the clubs they left struggling to undo the damage.
Is the problem with Arsenal simply that we cannot find the right man to take over without the fear of us doing even worse when Wenger leaves?