Does this mean priest-like Wenger is STAYING at Arsenal?

There are worrying signs at Arsenal, for me anyway, with the things that our long serving manager Arsene Wenger has been saying with regards to his future at the club. I could be wrong, of course, and the Frenchman has not been openly declaring that he will accept the offer of a new contract, but that is the impression I am getting more and more.

First we had the talk of him not being ready to give up the game and a sort of veiled threat that he would go to another club if we don’t want him. He has been talking about the age that Sir Alex Ferguson was when he decided to hang up the hairdryer and using that to suggest that four more years are well within him.

He may be right but I do not think they should be at Arsenal, as things have become too stale and we see the same old problems holding us back year after year. The fact that Wenger has still not made his decision, or told anyone about it at least, is a bit worrying and I feel he is waiting and hoping for the fans’ anger to die down.

Then we have his latest comments reported by the Arsenal website, and you can make your own mind up but my opinion is that he is trying to remind us how hard he works and suggest that no one else would care for the club like he does.

The boss said, “I am a specialist in masochism!

“It’s very demanding and it’s a sacrifice of your life. You have nothing else happening in your life. Basically you get 90 per cent aggravation and 10 per cent top satisfaction and you have to give everything in your life for that. You have to be ready for it.

“That’s what I always say to all the young people who want to go into this job. ‘Are you ready to sacrifice your life?’ It’s like a priest. You’re a football priest.”

“I believe [my career has] allowed me to get to the next level as a human being, to develop my strengths in what makes a human being great as well.

“To get the best out of people, that is absolutely fantastic. And of course you have disappointments, with people, with results. But it is as well a fantastic opportunity in life to go for what is really great in human beings, to get yourself to the next level, to improve, to invent yourself, to push your limits further up and not to have an average life.

“And on that front it is very interesting, it is very demanding, but as well very interesting if you really face the challenge. By accepting as well, facing the reality, in an objective way, about what you have to do to get better.”

I really do not want to run down the man’s achievements or what he has done for Arsenal. The first decade was brilliant and for most of the second decade his ability to keep us in the Champions League on a relative shoestring budget was remarkable, but he has failed to push on since then and I think we need a new manager to take us forward.

Unfortunately I think he is planning to stay, don’t you?



  1. Le Fraud is going nowhere the only one leaving ARSENAL for sure is Sanchez who has had enough of this mediocrity…..Ozil will stay as he can care less of winning anything, as his mentor and protector only here he can get away with his mediocre performances and still have his place safe on the first team…Le Fraud would not last anywhere else before being sacked for incompetent that is why he would not accept the Barcelona job not only for his devotion to this club well aside he gets pay a fortune no questions asked….we are doomed with this man for at least another 2 years and once again losing our best player.

    1. frank says:

      Yep, it will be tough watching if Wenger and that coward Ozil stays on for another 2 years.

  2. aluz says:

    Wenger recently confessed to being a masochist. He will continue taking pleasure in insults and anger directed to him by disgruntled fans.
    I don’t understand why the coach we loved allowed things to degenerate to this point where some of us dislike him this much.He could have walked away after winning the fa cup and gone with our love and respect.
    But who are we that he should care? He doesn’t give a s***t.

    1. otunba_007 says:

      Wenger is our FAITH and we have to accept it, even if we get relegated (which is impossible) i don’t think Wenger will be sacked, he will still be given the honor to leave at his own will… which means we are DOOMED with Le Prof till he decides to leave and the way things are going at the moment, i still think we have to more years of PAINS and SUFFERING under Le Prof and maybe more lol hahahahahaha … Gunners For Life..

  3. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Oh and now his Father Wenger,hey? ?
    Repent your Sins Arsene and you will get my blessings when you leave,sir. ??

  4. frank says:

    Yeah I read that article and thought, where is your Champions League trophy? Where does your pressure to perform come from? He has been able to manage for so long because he doesn’t work as hard as what he calls these “young people” managers. He hasn’t had the pressure to win the Premier League or Champions League for over a decade so what would he know. He is so f@#king deluded on what success is.

  5. tweety says:

    hope not but should we lose to liverpool and on tuesday most probably we will exit from the champions league once again, the one option will be the fa cup, should we win it most probably he will stay = gooner for ever

  6. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Wenger’s Arsenal career is like whipping a dead donkey with another circuit to go in the Grand National.

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