In a way I can feel for the long serving Arsenal manager and can understand his feelings after he reacted to the continued questioning of his ability and the growing pressure on him in this season which looked like being the one in which the Gunners finally ended the long wait for another Premier League title.
As reported by the Daily Express, the Frenchman hit back and declared that he was bored of what seems to him like constant and unfair criticism and maybe the very public support from Steve Bruce, the man who will be in the opposite dugout to him in tonight’s FA cup replay, has helped to spark this response.
Wenger said, “Look, I have worked here for 19, 20 years and I’m always sitting here having to justify that I’m good enough to do the job.
“I have no problem to cope with everything but I find that a bit boring in the end. I always have to convince you that I am good enough. I worked for 35 years at the top level.
“I am not on Twitter. I don’t invite anybody to go out to dinner and be nice with them. I work and work and work and work. If it’s not good enough someone will tell me one day. That’s all I can do.
“I do not worry what you say about me or what fans say about me. I try to do my job in a proper way and with full commitment. After that everybody has the right to have an opinion. You do not make a decision if I continue my job or not.
“What I find just boring is always sitting here after 19 years to face, ‘Do you think you are good enough?’ If I am not somebody will tell me. I cannot influence the behaviour of the fans. How can I do that?”
But you can Arsene, and quite easily. Of course we want the EPL trophy back and we know it does not come easy, but when you are the only Premier League club that does not sign a single outfield player in the summer then you are asking for trouble. If you sign a big name player and it does not work out, at least the fans will see that you tried.
But it seems increasingly as though our concerns do not matter to you or the club. How boring and frustrating do you think that feels?