Over the weekend, one bit of Arsenal news that went viral on the internet was the supposed meeting that took place between Wenger and Kroenke. Stories have it that the two top Arsenal men agreed that Wenger would be offered a new deal, as long as he was going to overhaul the team! Who is deceiving who? Overhaul what team? A team he had several years to build but failed at it? Tell us another story please!
The hold Wenger has on the Arsenal board is beyond the financial profits he makes for them; a top coach can do that for a well organized club. There is something suspicious going on in Arsenal that we don’t know about. Are the owners all about making money and not winning trophies? Do they realize that Arsenal is a big club with a great history? Wenger elevated Arsenal from a mid table club to a top four club; will they open their eyes and watch Wenger return Arsenal back to a mid table club? Many questions that need answers.
Wenger is yet to sign a contract extension, if recent stories are anything to go by but he may well do that soon, based on the body language and non verbal signs from the board owners. The gist about him overhauling the team, is just to pacify the minds of the fans. There won’t be any overhauling; a few players may come in to replace the ones who want to leave and that will be all! I expect to see the same old faces next season, with Wenger in charge. It is so obvious to the average football fan that Wenger lacks ambition and he is comfortable not winning trophies, as long as the team ends in the top four and money is generated for the owners. Expecting Wenger to overhaul the team means asking him to up his ambitions and try playing for trophies! The man is too old and stuck to his top four mentality. Who is he trying to deceive? Don’t be surprised if we start going on a winning run beginning from next weekend against the citizens! When Wenger knows his top four ‘trophy’ is under threat, he looks for ways to avoid missing out!
Wenger can sign a new contract for all I care but he and the owners should stop toying with the emotions of the fans.