There seems to be more and more negative comments about Arsene Wenger on this site as well as a few others, but the fact is that Arsenal normally do extremely well during every season under Wenger. We have won 3 FA Cups in 4 years, and all we still hear is anti-Wenger vitriolic. Is that fair? Do you only want a manager that wins every single game in every single competition? Because you could be waiting some time, mates, because there is only one manager ever that went through a whole English season without losing a game. Ever. Who was that then?
Klopp? Guardiola? Mourinho? Are all these managers perfect? What did they win this year? Who can you name that has been so consistently successful over the last 20 years other than Ferguson? And if he hadn’t been around Wenger would have won twice as many trophies.
Wenger oversaw a ten year period where we had to sell all our best players to pay for our stadium, but still managed to keep us in the Top Four. Who else could have achieved that? Now we actually have the financial muscle Wenger is buying players that will improve over time, and the likes of Xhaka, Mustafi, Elneny, Holding, Gabriel, Bellerin, the Ox, Jeff and even Iwobi are certain to improve and work their way into the Arsenal first team.
The protests against Wenger have been horrendous this year, but has everyone forgotten that we went a whole 20 games unbeaten after the first game of the season? Have you not noticed that we won 9 out of our last 10 games, including class wins over Man City and Chelsea to win the FA Cup? What is there not to like?
Wenger said yesterday, after signing his new contract, that the team can still improve, especially if we buy yet another two top, top class players to add to our excellent squad. “The message to the fans is in aid of the club. Let’s be together to support our players, to support the club and all give our absolute best to be at the level that we want to be.
“We can move up to the next level, I’m convinced of that, by having faith in the way we want to play football and by supporting the players we have already.
“Of course we’ll try to strengthen our squad to be stronger next season, but we want to be faithful to the way we want to play the game. We want to support this way [of playing] all together.”
So, another couple of super-duper class players, with Wenger improving the tactics and the togetherness of the squad, there is no reason that Wenger can’t take us even further forward.
So let’s all stop the protests and actually get behind the team, which is not doing that badly in fact. We can’t change the fact that Wenger is here for the next two years at least so the protests are a waste of time and energy. And maybe Wenger will actually come through with his promises now that he has the financial muscle to buy a few stars?
Let’s all call a truce and give Wenger at least a year to see if he can win even more games than this season?