Arsene Wenger will lead his Arsenal side on to the pitch for tomorrow’s Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid in which will be his penultimate match at the Emirates before he leaves for pastures new.
Was the call for Arsene out justified or is there an alternative explanation for Arsenals demise? by Terry Barry
I wrote the following analysis 5 weeks ago (on 14th of March, 2018) and in the light of Arsene’s recent announcement – I ask were the fans and pundits calls for ‘Arsene Out’ justified or has he taken the hit for the failure of the money people at the Club to invest properly in the playing squad?
Responsibility now shifts to Ivan and the players. by Konstantin Mitov
It’s done. Arsene Wenger will leave Arsenal and the club is now looking to the future. For so long the spotlight was focused on Wenger just like Saurons eye was on the ring, but now it changes.
Results aren’t everything. Let’s also remember Arsène’s personal contribution to the club. By Nick Bugeja.
The Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette arrived at Arsenal with a massive reputation but after looking great for the first couple of months of the season, he seemed to get very unhappy about being substituted in nearly every single game. We all know Wenger did this to keep Giroud fresh so he could go to the World Cup with France but Laca was very frustrated and it made him lose his confidence.
The German international Shkrodan Mustafi came to Arsenal with a big reputation, despite flopping at Everton earlier in his career and he certainly didn’t come cheaply at a time when we were desperate to shore up our defence.
So while all Arsenal fans are wondering who will replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates, there are many clubs all over the world that would love to see Wenger manage their teams. David Dein said yesterday that he is already getting enquiries. “Over the last few years, I know for a fact he’s been approached by some of the biggest clubs in the world – I think of Real Madrid, Paris St Germain, the national team wanted him at one stage.” Dein said. “There will be no shortage of offers.
There have been many rumours about who will be taking over at Arsenal after Arsene Wenger leaves this summer, and one of the early discussions was about Thierry Henry, who is one of the biggest club legends and a friend of Stan Kroenke’s son Josh.