The title does not refer to the fact that Arsenal have won just twice in the last nine games, but the fact that the French manager seems to be in between a rock and a hard place at the minute and whichever way he turns, he faces problems, criticism and blame.
It is understandable that some Arsenal fans are angry and frustrated this season. We are having the worst start to a Premier league season since Wenger took over 16 years ago, and some of the performances have been awful. People are saying that, as the manager, Wenger is ultimately responsible. I would agree to a certain extent, but it does not tell the whole story.
For me, Wenger is a victim of his own success. The success and trophies he brought to Arsenal in his earlier years make the last few years look barren. The fact that we qualify for the group stage and then the next stage of the Champions league every year means we are used to it and expect it. Tottenham and Liverpool would be over the moon if they even qualified, but Wenger is taking stick for not topping the group. I bet that Mancini would like to be in that situation right now.
The other problem for Wenger is his success at keeping Arsenal in the top four with no money. The Arsenal board expect him to work miracles every year, and so far he has. Why should they give him money when he id doing alright without it? There is an incredible statistic that in the last 20 years, the nett spending of Arsenal (that is not how much we spend on fishing gear) is lower than all of the so called big clubs, but also West Ham, West Brom, Everton, Stoke, Fulham and Sunderland.
I see people all the time say `seven years without a trophy is too long for such a big club`. Well, what makes a big club, how much it spends? People say no other manager would still be in his job after not winning anything, but then praise David Moyes for his work at Everton. Well Everton have spent more money than Arsenal and Wenger has always finished above them.
The truth is that Wenger has done wonders for the board and the fans and now needs the backing of both. I hope he gets it.