At the same time as most Arsenal fans are now thoroughly fed up and most agree that the club were wrong to hand Arsene Wenger a new contract at the end of last season, with the fans who actually think the Frenchman is still the best man for the job dwindling by the day, I do not think that our long serving manager should take all the blame for the sorry state that Arsenal find ourselves in.
I do not even think he should take most of the blame, in fact, as that should be heaped upon the shoulders of Silent Stan Kroenke, the money man who is ultimately in charge of our beloved club. Wenger may not be the man for the job anymore but it was up to Kroenke and the Arsenal board to realise that and act upon it this summer and bring in someone with fresh ideas to give the whole club a lift.
The Frenchman has done great things for us and I am sure he is still trying to do his best, but it is just not happening. Our former striker Ian Wright who is now a football pundit has put the whole situation very well in comments to Sky Sports, suggesting that watching our previously great manager struggle so badly now is like watching the decline of the great boxer Muhammed Ali.
Wright said, “Watching him [Arsene Wenger] now is like watching Muhammad Ali-Larry Holmes.
“You’re watching Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest ever, getting beat up. It was horrible, it was uncomfortable, you don’t want to see that.
“This is what is happening with Arsene Wenger. He ain’t got anyone to throw the towel in for him.”
The thing is, though, he has and Kroenke and the Arsenal board are the ones who should have done it for him. Now it is too late and it looks like Wenger’s legacy will be destroyed and Arsenal will have a diabolical season. Thanks Stan!