I am writing this article before the Arsenal v Manchester United game and that is because, win, lose or draw, it does not really have a lot of bearing on my point. If Arsenal win then I suppose a lot more Gooners will be happy to agree with me while if we lose then there will be the usual calls for Wenger to be sacked or leave the club of his own accord.
Wenger’s plan is working by SP
After losing our first Premier League game of the season to West Ham, Arsenal have clawed themselves back into contention and can move into second place this afternoon. Arsenal fans have been clamouring for Wenger to make us into true title contenders for years, and now he has actually done that the fans are still calling for his head. Why?
It will not help Arsenal directly, as we have already lost the game while the villains of the piece Chelsea were gifted a Premier League lifeline with their win over us a couple of weeks ago, but I think all Arsenal fans will be happy and even a little vindicated with the latest news from Spain.
The painful days. By Galen Sona
Arsenal 0 v 2 Bayern Munich Champions league 2013
This was the round of 16 of the champions league. We started the game like a house on fire and we were all over Bayern in the first 15 mins. It was some great stuff from Arsenal. Why it hurts? Ozil misses a penalty then 15 mins later he is still shaking his head asking himself why why why? The great players just carry on playing. Then we got a red card and its game over.
He was once a firm favourite with the Arsenal fans and even though he did not give Arsene Wenger much option but to sell him to Barcelona back in 2011, the fact that Cesc Fabregas wanted to play for his boyhood club and had given us some great years, meant that he was not treated like a traitor in the way that other departing Gunners like Nasri, Cole and van Persie were.
After offering the hand of truce, literally, before the game between Arsenal and Chelsea just over a week ago, Jose Mourinho took no time to aim a few more words of disrespect at his managerial rival Arsene Wenger, with the spurious claim that the Frenchman and Arsenal have some sort of special relationship with the FA and get everything going our way.
At the end of last season, and in this pre-season, Arsenal were in such scintillating form that we were being talked about as genuine Premier League contenders, and despite our sluggish start to the new campaign we are definitely in with a shout, and could even go above leaders Man United next weekend.
It is still very early days of course, and we have seen from the recent troubles of Man City after a 100 percent start how quickly things can change, but at the minute it looks as though Arsenal and Manchester United are going to be there or thereabouts when the Premier League trophy is handed out in May.