Okay so the protests from Arsenal fans at the home game against Norwich City yesterday were not exactly explosive and they certainly were not vocal, angry or unanimous to have changed the minds of the Arsenal board or Arsene Wenger about whether the Frenchman should keep his job as our manager.
To be perfectly honest I don’t think that even a stadium full of fans complaining would have done that either, but the discontent of some Arsenal fans does appear to have got the attention of the boss and he has said that he would be working hard to give us reason to be happy in the future.
Will that entail a rethink on his own tried and tested methods of running the club and managing the team though? If it does then Wenger might want to take the advice from Santi Cazorla reported by The Mirror about one way we could increase the chances of a title next year.
Despite being a creative player himself, the Spaniard feels that Arsenal sometimes need to sacrifice this part of our game and grind out a win. When you consider that we have the joint worst defensive record in the top five and the second worst scoring record you can see his point.
Cazorla said, “Certainly we need to change something, because if we want to win we need to change. We will see what we have to do, but I think we need to be more regular, regulars every time.
“This year we lost at home to Swansea, drew at home to Crystal Palace, and this is the difference if you want to win the league.
“It’s true we have a great mentality and great philosophy, because we always want to attack and always want to score, but sometimes we need to be clever, and if we are winning 1-0 we need to protect this result and win the three points.
“We know we had a great opportunity to win the league this year and the only thing now is to fight until the end for the final three games.”
But will Wenger take this on board and tweak the Arsenal tactics? Or does he just need to get better strikers that will take the chances and better defenders to stop us conceding?