I know that a lot of Arsenal fans and other people in the football world looking in will blame Arsene Wenger for any and all problems that affect the club, and to a certain extent they are right because the bick does top with the boss and Wenger has more power at Arsenal than most managers are allowed.
Having said that, I have often felt that the Frenchman has been let down by the players. These are players that are always protected and backed by their manager and so they owe him at least a proper amount of effort when he picks them.
I am not saying that I want Wenger to be more like Jose Mourinho or Louis van Gaal and rule over the squad with a rod of iron, but sometimes I think people need a kick up the arse and after the latest shambles against Olympiacos followed the flat games against West Ham, Liverpool, Zagreb and Chelsea, now is certainly one of those times.
Thankfully, according to a Daily Mail report, Wenger agrees and has done just that by giving them a piece of his mind at the training ground this week.
The prof left them in no doubt that he was furious about the lack of effort, passion and attitude in the latest Champions League debacle. About time I reckon but will it get the response against Manchester United that Arsenal fans and Wenger want to see?