It has not been as bad in the last couple of years, with Arsenal finally spending some decent money on the the transfer of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez and winning the FA cup for two years on the spin, but we are still not too far away from having a right old pop at Arsene Wenger.
I for one am an Arsene Wenger fan and I appreciate what the Frenchman has done, which for a long time had to be done in the most difficult of circumstances. I can also see why some Arsenal fans cannot help but feel that our long serving manager has let us down in some ways.
With modern football being what it is, spending on transfer fees has become a huge part of the game and by only signing Petr Cech in the summer transfer window, our manager has left himself open to a lot more criticism. So if the Gunners fall short again this season and fail to regain the Premier League trophy, there will be hell to pay.
But is this really fair? I have to look at the Jose Mourinho and Chelsea situation on this one, because Maureen has been one of the people that were quickest to use Arsenal’s lack of trophy success as a stick to beat Wenger with. Do you really believe that Arsene would rather save money than win the title?
I don’t and so I have to assume that he is doing what he thinks is best. And that is to assemble a very talented bunch of players that has the ability to beat any team. More importantly perhaps, they have a team spirit and they believe that their boss has their back.
That is where Mourinho failed in my opinion, blaming anyone and everyone for the problems they faced. I do think that another manager could come in, right now, and make sure that Arsenal won the EPL title. But I also think that could scupper all the hard work that Wenger has been doing for years.
So what would you prefer Gooners, a trophy or a well run club?