It has not been officially confirmed by Arsenal Football Club or the man himself, but all the signs are pointing to the fact that Arsene Wenger will be the manager of Arsenal for at least one more year. This season has seen the boss under more pressure than ever, though, and the fact that the decision on whether to stay or go was on the cards must have made Wenger realise that his position is not as strong as before and that the support of a lot of Arsenal fans is wavering to say the least.
So I assume, and fervently hope, that the Frenchman will be determined to fix the recent problems that have been holding the Gunners back. The question is, how? First of all he needs to identify the problems and I think I may be able to help him there.
One major problem we have seen with Arsenal year after year is our injury list which always seems to be among the worst in the Premier League and losing so many more player days than our big rivals clearly does not help/ He tried to address this problem before but it has not worked and so he needs to look in detail into possible causes abd solutions.
I think that a general overhaul of our training and conditioning methods is called for and if Wenger is going to change that then he might want to think about a change in his approach to the players as well. It must be nice for them to see him as a father figure but it does not seem to be getting the best of them individually or on the whole, so maybe some tougher love is needed.
The third big area for me is our transfer policy and even if we somehow manage not to lose Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Hector Bellerin or any of our best players, it is vital that Wenger adds some real top quality in key areas of the pitch.
Sort these three things out well and I believe that Wenger could bring success back to Arsenal. What do you think?
Sam P (A guest Post from TheArsenalBlog.com)