When Arsene Wenger arrived at Highbury 21 years ago, the Gunners were a poor midtable team, but Le Prof took Arsenal straight into the Top Four, and they have never dropped out of it ever since, and despite some people thinking to the contrary, this season is still not over and we could make it 22 years in a row yet.
Wenger also gave us many many trophies, a couple of Doubles, and the amazing Invincibles season which will never be matched. But now we are going through a bad patch it seems that many fans don’t respect what Wenger has done for the club and want him ditched as soon as possible. How ungrateful can some people be!
With all these critics around, Wenger himself has spoken about how he feels about his achievements. “My job is to make 100 per cent of people happy,” he was quoted as saying. “If you look at where the club was when I arrived and where the club is today, I think I’m quite proud of what I did for the club.
“But, you know, today we live in a period where people are very demanding, and I can understand that.
“I’ve guided this club through very difficult periods where there have been very, very, very limited resources and I managed to always get the best out of the team and that’s what I will do as long as I’m at Arsenal football club.
“You can basically say that if you don’t win the championship then you can say it is not a successful season, and I can understand that.
“But you take clubs like Liverpool who have never won the Premier League, they are a big club.”
He is absolutely right. People are very demanding, and he also right about Liverpool, who hardly even make the Top Four nowadays, but Arsenal fans are probably the most demanding of the lot. But we also have to respect everything he has done for us and allow him the dignity of staying as the boss for as long as he likes, or until he just can’t stand any more of the vile abuse he gets from so-called Arsenal supporters!