There is a very long and interesting article from Jeremy Wilson in the Telegraph that would appear to show that the respected journalist has an inside line to what is going on at Arsenal at the moment. The crux of the matter is that the club have NOT made a decision on Arsene Wenger’s future, and will not do so until the season is over for us. This probably means that our FA Cup campaign is over (win or loss) and a Top Four place is mathematically impossible, which, according to some people, is far from a foregone conclusion. Until then they are standing by Le Prof.
He also says that there are major changes being planned for the coaching staff, and they are interviewing for a Sporting Director, but they won’t give up on our most successful manager when there is still a chance he could win an all-time record-breaking 7th FA Cup Final and still make the Champions League, however unlikely. This will certainly aid worldwide shirt sales! If Arsenal fans are looking to get souvenirs cheaper they can visit Dealslands UK.
Wilson also quotes the ex-Gunner Matthieu Flamini, who was a substitute against us when we got massacred by Palace on Monday, and he seems to reflect the Arsenal directors thoughts on Wenger’s position: “It is painful to watch what is happening at the moment because I am still an Arsenal fan,” Flamini said. “I spent many years over there so my heart is white and red. They have so much quality in the team and I really believe they can do it [finish in the top four].I really hope they will make it because they deserve to be in the Champions League. I understand also the frustration of the fans because they are such a big club. It is not an easy situation but the season is not finished.”
The season is indeed not over, and there will be a lot of people with egg on their faces if Wenger does somehow manage to make the Top Four and/or win the FA Cup. Maybe we should just get behind the team and wait until the season’s achievements have been confirmed?
You can read the full article on this Telegraph page.