You would think that Arsene Wenger reads Justarsenal.com, as no-one knows better than us that there are a certain percentage of Arsenal fans that will call for Le Prof to be sacked unless we win every single game in every single competition we enter!
The criticism seems to increase year on year, and you can bet your life that the first time Arsenal drop points this season, the verbal attacks will resume once again, but the fact is that every single team in the Premiership is investing in players in that race for the title, and it is not getting any easier to win the League.
Wenger was after last nights game if it would simply be enough to finish in the Top Four in the coming season, and he replied: “It’s never enough. I personally believe that no matter what you do, it’s never enough. You have to give absolutely everything to take the best out of the team. I believe that we know what we have to do, because we were second last year, we had 18 teams behind us. It’s a big ask, because when you look at the Premier League, every club is hugely ambitious. You look at the cheques that everybody signs and it’s quite scary. That’s what the Premier League is about at the moment.”
It is not just money spent on players either. We have Jose Mourinho overat Man United and Pep Guardiola nowat Man City, two proven winners wherever they go,then we have Klopp settling in at Liverpool which will not make our opening match an easy one, and Ranieri’s Leicester side cannot be written off either, nor can West Ham, Tottenham and many other “weaker” sides will suddenly become be stronger too.
Let’s be honest here. Do you think that Wenger should be praised if he manages to finish in the Top Three in such a competitive season ahead?