Alexis issue highlights why Arsenal must replace Wenger

In some respects I have some sympathy for Arsene Wenger over the alleged training ground bust up with the Arsenal and Chile international star which ended up with the boss leaving the team’s best player on the bench for the crucial away game with Liverpool.

I can understand that Wenger had little choice but to exert his authority because a football club is not a democracy and any manager needs to be the boss. Unfortunately the Gunners lost the game and as we looked a lot better once the Chilean had come on for the second half this was a costly incident.

But I also have a lot of sympathy for the player and I can understand why he has been looking more and more frustrated as the season has worn on, because apart from him the Arsenal players have let us down once again and another year goes by without a serious challenge for the Premier League title.

Is it any surprise that a player with the burning desire to win that Alexis clearly has is left frustrated after games like the limp and lacklustre loss to Watford? He must be wondering what is wrong with his teammates and I think that the blame for the attitude and lack of effort from must fall at the feet of our manager.

So while Alexis should not have done what he is reported to have done in training, does it just highlight the underlying problems that we have and reinforce the need for a new manager to take charge?



  1. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Not starting Alexis was not exerting authority. It was exerting stupidity

    Players have done worse things than Alexis. Overall I think Alexis is a good guy but gets very frustrated not only with himself but other players

    Alexis wants other players to work hard and perform well for 90+ minutes every week.

    He did what the manager should be doing

  2. luvdaguns says:

    did wenger tell his players he is done at yr end? BeIn sports reporting it…

    1. Vlad says:

      Tancredi Palmeri is reporting it, not BeIn. He’s the biggest joke out there. In all the years he’s been a football journalist/reporter, he hasn’t gotten one thing right.

  3. NY_Gunner says:

    So. AFC is a 1 man team now? What about the ability of the other players to step up and put in a shift, regardless if Alexis is playing or not. What if Alexis had been injured? Are the team just going to put their tails between their legs and take an azz whoopin?
    Ok, so AW gets the can. Then you’re left with at least 20 players who need to go as well. Or do you think that as soon as AW is gone, said players will miraculously find their mojo and like Leicester City start winning…?
    The aversion to logic with some of you guys and girls is effin hilarious.

    1. Disturbance says:

      I agree the other players need to step up, but Arsene dropping his best performer was shocking non the less. And the manager needs to take responsibility for 10 years of failing to challenge as well as the hammerings we get by every big club.

      1. NY_Gunner says:

        You still missin the point here dude. Best player or not, is no excuse for the other players to not perform…

  4. khangunners says:

    I think the issue is the player having another goal compared to the manager and the team. Its good to see someone who loves to win so much but we as fans dont know how the burst out was so favouring sanchez or wenger is out of question as we hve very little info of what happened. The issue about replacing wenger has been shown by our performance on the pitch and nothing else. That alone merits wenger to be sacked even now but we will wait and see if the board does the right thing. Looking at history i used to love ian wright so much but a time came when someone had a private meeting with him and told him boy its time to move on you cant play as a starting 11 no more. I think now its his time he too cant manage arsenal no more and cant take is to the next level

  5. Twig says:

    Have you all read the article on Alexis Sanchez on the Mirror?

    1. arsenal_canada says:

      Can I get the link? Can’t find it buddy

      1. Twig says:

        Google “Alexis Sanchez’s attitude has been awful for weeks – real winners don’t behave like he has at Arsenal”

  6. HA559 says:

    Wenger ruined his legacy by putting too much faith in average players, where talking about giving them many seasons in first team.

  7. antiwenger says:

    Nothing wrong with their logic.These players are not bad players,they just lack proper management and motivation.Ramsey was outstanding at the euros,comes back to arsenal and looks below average, Gabriel was a solid defender at Villarreal, even looked decent in his first few games for us and got capped by Brazil, he’s an absolute mess right now,coquelin is slowly regressing, so is bellerin and so is iwobi.You have to question the management and coaching of these players

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      Sounds like you would blame the moon for the sun not shining at night…These are grown men you’re talking about. Just as there is no excuse for AW’s management. There are no excuses for the players pitiful performances….

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