Is this the worst Arsenal in 20 years?

Football fans have long memories and ever since Arsenal left Highbury and moved to our new Emirates stadium there have been quite a few painful points in those memories that we would like to forget but cannot, such as the 8-2 pasting we got at the hands of Manchester United at Old Trafford in 2011.

However that was at the start of a season after a summer which had seen us lose Fabregas and Nasri and the Gunners rallied after that defeat and ended up finishing third, something that looks way out of reach right now after losing to West Brom and, more importantly, the feeble showing of the side at the Hawthorns.

So instead of our team going forwards as we expected it to do after the club’s financial burden was lifted and Arsene Wenger was given a decent transfer budget once more, we seem to be going backwards in terms of challenging for the Premier League title and if you don’t believe me then maybe you should believe the boss because he suggested the same after the latest defeat.

As reported by Metro the Frenchman said after the loss to West Brom that Arsenal are currently in the worst spell since he took over as manager, also declaring that his decision on whether to remain in the job would soon be revealed.

Wenger said, ‘I will announce my future soon.

‘You will soon know and very soon – you will. Don’t think I don’t worry about that.

‘We are in a unique bad patch that we haven’t had in 20 years. That’s more important than my future.’

Is this the worst shape and the toughest situation that Arsenal have been in for two decades? And will our ability to recover from it or not determine the future of the most successful manager in our long history?



  1. ArseOverTit says:

    It is the worst under his reign and could get worse before the season is over.

    If he signs a new contract it will be a traversty and show the owner and board up to be the money hungry suits they undoubtedly are.

    The club needs a revolution and those are never earned without bloodshed and heads rolling. Bring out the guillotine, I say!

    1. Incarnate says:

      Unfortunately for you, Arsenal is someone’s private property, so no medieval style revolution for you.

      1. Fatboy Gooney says:

        Hahaha ??

      2. ArseOverTit says:

        Private property changes hands all of the time..
        I’ll take evolution too;)

        1. Budd says:

          Not unless you rich.

  2. What does Wenger want from Arsenal? He has made millions from the club and he is approaching 70. Why can’t he just let go and call it a day…give someone else the chance to manage Arsenal and build a career. What a selfish broken old man.

    1. Incarnate says:

      He wants what is best for the club and the ersonal fulfillment that comes with it.

  3. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Well, if Wenger is actually admitting to this fact then his obviously not as delusional as we first thought ?? and maybe he does have a conscience after all. I’m sure that he doesn’t need reminding about his previous comments which he has stated many times in the past, that he would step down when he feels that he can’t take this club any further.
    And if we finish out of the top four then Wenger will surely walk.

  4. Fatboy Gooney says:

    The End Is Nigh!
    We are approaching the end of Wenger’s era, so sit tight and let nature take it’s course, theres no need to tie the old boys hands behind his back and forcing him to walk the plank, into the shark infested waters.
    ?? let him leave peacefully ??

  5. Fatboy Gooney says:

    ?? It’s not as if You losers have been spoilt in the last 13 years,
    so don’t make it sound as if you are not prone to failure ??
    2 more years won’t kill ya, so stfu…. Said someone ?? ?

    1. ArseOverTit says:

      How old are you? Seriously.. are you like 9?

      We are not prone to failure. We are however, use to it, as Wenger has been our manager for too long. That is the problem.

      I think you should learn to construct words and sentences and lay off the emoticons fatboy and take some of your own advice (stfu ??????!;)

      1. Fatboy Gooney says:

        Hahaha ? I’m way too old for English lessons son?
        And err, at least I don’t use girlie emojis ?

        1. ArseOverTit says:

          That was to prove how immature your use of them is;)

    2. khangunners says:

      Get outa here hahah thats what they lied to us last year only one year so stfu and support the team

  6. Twig says:

    I think if Wenger announces his future, our results will improve, whether he’s going or staying. Then players will know what direction the club is taking. But right now, the players have no direction.

  7. antonioro says:

    It is the worst Arsenal for sure.We didn’t win the title in 12 years,but at least we played attractive and enjoyable football.The entertaining part of the business was there.Today day….we lost that too.What is left is an ugly ruin.Why wasting time watching a ghost-team instead of taking care of personal problems?Be back when a new Arsenal team is rising again(with a different manager and ownership).

  8. rkw says:

    When the guy in charge of your football future is a latter day version of a wandering medieval mystic warning fans they will find out their fate shortly then you know your club has hit rock bottom … Arsenal under the mystic have become a laughing stock and surely even he can see Its time to head back to the cave!!! And he can take his delusional followers with him as well to swap magic spells on how to turn Walcott and Ramsey from toads to whippets …. Oh just a minute ….

  9. davidnz says:

    Worst Arsenal in 20 years?
    Probably similar to the last 9 years
    since Mr kroenke implemented
    the 4th place sustainable model.
    Will Arsene step down or continue if top 4 is achieved?
    He has already said
    “If at the end of the season our efforts are not
    good enough then we must face the consequences”.
    But what is ‘good enough” and who decides.
    He also added that” in the future the club may struggle
    and fans may remember how good it used to be”.
    However I await his “soon” to be announced “clarification” on his future.
    “We fight till the end, on the bleaches in the malls in the pub
    we will never surrender top 4 and if my reign lasts a thousand years
    (and it might) fans will always say this was my finest season ” *1
    *1 Quote from Flinstone Cher-Chill 1540 🙂

  10. antonioro says:

    This is the real story of Wenger’s downfall.It all begun when UEFA announced the financial fair play rule.Wenger changed everything,preparing to take on the big,wealthy clubs in England and Europe.The news coming around Europe are great-“Real Madrid-stop on transfers for 2 years,Barcelona drowning in debt,Manchester City sheiks scratching their heads,Abramovich desperate”….etc.A huge opportunity for Wenger to dominate England and Europe within budget,making tons of money for club and owners.He prepared himself respecting the rules-getting rid of the expensive players,buying young ,cheap players-make rhem into stars and sell for big profit-buy cheap again and repeat.And ofcourse,building the so-called “British core”-young players making the “home grown quota”.Play them few years and sell for huge amounts to rival clubs which don’t invest in toung players.Your budget go huge,all the young stars around the world cannot go to Real,Barca,MU,City,Bayern anymore coz they banned for transfers until they put the financial in order.And,voila,here is Arsenal,debt-free club,woth home grown quotabalready in,huge financial resources -buy,buy,buy. and cheap too ,coz not competition-take it or leave it.Buy for 10 millions,sell in 1-2years to Real for 80-90.Wenger was in fire already,making money for club ,having a competitive team and pleasing the fans with star players.Arsenal is back,Wenger is a genius!After everything was in place,a team with average players,lots of average young Brits players,no-name young players and no real stars at all-boom….everything get burned to the ground-City,Real,MU,Bayern,Chelsea-they all find easy ways to go around that stupid UEFA fair play rule and the prices in players,instead of going down go to the sky.They all become more powerful than before instead of getting weak.Home grown players,English players?Just promote some kids from academy just to make the squad number.They don’ t even stay on the bench-but the rule is obeyed,right?So,Wenger was betting on a dead horse,he got stuck with a mediocre team,full with overpaid mediocre Brit players,youngsters no one heared about(see Sanogo case).Nothing to sell(who wants bunch of unknown or mediocre players?),uncompetitive on both England and Europe,fuming fans,embarrasment of the press.And,in top of that-ugly and shamefull retirement-well,this is the story.It didn’ t happen overnight as a lot of you think.Wenger tried to hit the big pot in the Casino and missed-now ,all of us, are picking up the consequences.

  11. Historical fact …while watching ARSENAL TV you tube saw Piers Morgan rant against WENGER, start watching it because thought it was his most recent remarks about ARSENAL current situation, so why not lets see what he has to say, well he argue about poor results, the worse we have been since moving to the Emirates, lack of leadership, poor tactics, underperforming players, but what hit me was when he mentioned our exit from CL against Bayern arguing did not have what it take to overcome 0 -2 defeat against Bayern…..only the I realized this interview was done back in 2014 and Morgan comments were about ARSENAL back then…….well nothing changed 3 seasons later exactly the same ARSENAL or should I say my mistake not the same worse, aggregate ARSENAL BAYERN 2013/14 1 – 3………….. aggregate 2016 -17 2-10

  12. Vlad says:

    On paper the squad is actually quite good, and should be capable of competing for titles/trophies. However, for whatever reason most of the players completely gave up in recent weeks, and stopped performing up to their standards. There’s definitely some kind of unrest in the locker room, and I think it has to do with Wenger’s future plans. He needs to come out and announce whether he stays or goes. The players will have some ideas then, and a sense of direction. But as of right now, everyone just seems lost.

  13. RichSAAlao says:

    It is unique to Arsenal, but is a repeat of Chelsea last season. Then, is there a connect. It got out of hands for Jose, and the Italian came in, fresh every wkend, he is cruising. Now, it is getting out of hands for Wenger, and italian is who they are pushing to the forefront. I am curiiuos and suspicious.
    In last 5 years, the squad looked so promising on paper to be good to compete for title. Who saw this anticlimax coming? From 2007/8, there was no superstar, talk less of world class, in the squad, but it was never this bad, even with watching at risk of heart attacks of those days. So much so fair squad that in one of those years, the players were cruising to the title, and bone-breaking defenders started a war. YET, it was not this bad.

  14. RichSAAlao says:

    Meant to say; first time in last 5 years, the squad looked so promising on paper to be good to compete…….

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