Forget your protests- Wenger is definitely not leaving Arsenal

There have been thousands of articles and column inches, (including quite a few on JustArsenal!) about Arsene Wenger not signing his latest Arsenal contract extension and possibly standing down at the end of the season, but it seems like all the protests and newsprint has all been in vain.

There has been much made of the players that haven’t signed contract extensions as well as our academy coaches leaving, and there was also another rumour that our reserve team coach Boro Primorac was also set to leave this summer. Wenger declared that to be “fake news”, and now Primorac himself has been quoted in the Crioatian press as declaring Wenger leaving as “fake news” as well!

He said quite categorically: “Wenger isn’t considering leaving Arsenal.

“Of course it is ugly to lose 5-1 twice in the Champions League, even though it came versus Bayern.

“We understand how fans are not happy, neither are we. But as for critics, there are no less grateful persons in football than fans and ex-players.

“Arsenal’s strength in the past 20 years has been Wenger. It is not all about results, but also business part of the club that matters.”

Well if anyone should know the truth it would be Boro, who has worked with Wenger since three years before he even came to Arsenal, so probably knows Le Prof better than anyone else in the world.

So now can we get back to supporting the team in their fight for the FA Cup and our Top Four trophy, and forget about the protests until Wenger’s next contract finishes?

Darren N


  1. HA559 says:

    That’s a first in a long time Bayern vs Real Madrid in QF. Someone obviously wasn’t paying UEFA enough money.

    1. RSH says:

      had the same thoughts. FINALLY Real Madrid get a difficult draw.

  2. HA559 says:

    Great chance for Monaco, Dortmund, Leicester and Atletico for Semi final. Which ever two go through, they’ll know that two big teams will be going out in the other ties.

  3. Disturbance says:

    People make the mistake that protesting against Wenger means you don’t support Arsenal. There shouldn’t be a reason for us not to protest against a manager who is humiliating us every year. We support the club, not Arsene, it’s not the same thing!!

    1. Midkemma says:

      Yet fans are moaning about the board and lack of ambition in the board and want to see the board change more than manager, no manager is perfect and we need the support staff to bring out the best in a manager.

      Wenger supported by Dein won us a LOT.
      Wenger supported by Gazidis has won us very little.

      Some of the fans are smart enough to know that the club is ran by ITS OWNER and not by the manager.

      Some of the fans are wise enough to pay attention to the politics of the club and notice changes in how things are done with staff changes.

      These fans are getting smothered by the WOB and media whipping up hysteria, what I like to think of as the stupid fans, fans who jump on a bandwagon and using the same few excuses over and over which are not factually correct.

      1. ThirdManJW says:

        Most fans are smart enough to realise the owner, and the board, have no impact on match days. They have ZERO input into training, tactics, formations, substitutions, starting XI, and mentality. That’s all to do with the manager.

        I want the board out as much as anyone else, but lets not kid ourselves about where the REAL problems steam from. In fact, the board have backed Wenger fairly well for the last four years, especially this season. Wenger was allowed to keep all of his best players AGAIN, and had a net spend of over £90 million!

        1. frank says:

          Wenger loses the Premier League every year before the season even starts. Lets be honest, his buys in the summer weren’t exactly great. He bought Graint Xhaka when he could have bought Kante. Then he bought Mustafi and Perez right at the end of the transfer market, Mustafi over priced and cost more than Mats Hummels and Perez that he hardly plays when we needed a WC striker.
          So lets look at what our team could have looked like with a productive transfer market.

          and I also would of bought Victor Wanyama for 12mil

          Those 5 players are an improvement on our team and were available. I would of sold Wilshere to Man City for big money and sold Ozil with two years left on his contract. The money we would have made and the money we ended up spending would have funded all of these transfers. Payet and Lukaku would have come for CL football.

  4. Thelinguist says:

    Nice analysis…..unless those at the board are gone..Wenger is not going,simple!!!!…he makes too much money for them.Fans should rather call for a change in board members because those there are only after the money,even if you bring in a good manager, I doubt if they will support him well..greedy people

    1. Midkemma says:

      We can hope that the board learns from their mistakes… even if it is slow 🙁

      We do not see RM or Barca acting as poor as we do in transfers and they swap managers a lot… yet their transfers remain, they do not go weak in transfers when they get a new manager.

      Why can’t Arsenal have a team of people in the club who is fully focused on making transfers happen, sales and purchases.

  5. Jansen says:

    Wenger staying would be depressing but predictable since the owner remains the same and doesn’t care about winning or the fans until it hits his pocket. Let’s hope we finish 7th, that might wake him up. I find it impossible to get behind Arsene’s Arsenal.

    The downward spiral continues.

  6. lord wafflebury says:

    “its not all about results,but also business part of the club that matters”.
    Boro quote says it all. I agree to a point but cannot the board see that success will bring rewards..speculate to accumulate….By investing in better players that will chase for honours it will create global growth in marketing the brand for a start. How long do you think it would take to recoup the fee in shirt sales alone, for example, if we were to buy someone like aubamayang or greizman ?
    If we start winning trophies as well as making money everybody wins !
    Thought Wenger had an economics degree ? …even he must see the logic in this business truism.

    1. Midkemma says:

      I bet Wenger can and does see what you are saying.

      Was you a fan when he 1st came? Did you see the volume of purchases he made to make Arsenal in his idea?

      Did you know Wenger told Dein to get Vieira if he wanted Wenger to manage Arsenal, that was before Wenger signed the very 1st time. Dein got the man by paying what was required.

      Wenger has only made 2 signings from what I am aware about, by himself I meant 😛
      That was Nasri and Arshavin. Nasri was an expensive kid, cost something like £12mil when our record wasn’t much higher than that at around 15mil.
      Well it was until Arshavin came to us in a club record transfer and we had stadium debts.

      Wenger is far from perfect but there is more to how Arsenal is ran than asking Wenger to decide EVERYTHING.

    2. stubill says:

      Ah, the old shirt sales myth that was dreamed up by fans, trying desperately to justify the purchase of player, in this case Aubameyang and Griezman.

      How much do you think Arsenal receive from the sale of each shirt, all of it! Of course they don’t. If they get £15 per shirt (more like £5-£10 in reality), a player costing £85 million would have to sell nearly 5.7 million shirts, and that’s without their salary.

      So can we please stop banging on about shirt sales.

      1. lord wafflebury says:

        @ stubil
        No myth matey boy !
        When was the last time you purchased merchandise from the Arsenal shop then mate ?

        Do you know how much an authentic adult alexis shirt will set you back…£124 !…he is a god in Chile.

        Now you redo the maths…supposing only half that goes to the club…on worldwide sales it soon mounts up…and thats without figurines, mugs, pens, t shirts, kids gear etc etc etc !

        No myth…how do you think Barcelona or Real Madrid manage then…think Messi and Suarez..Ronaldo and Bale.

        Our board just dont get it or they do and are seriously ripping us off

        1. stubill says:

          It doesn’t matter how much a shirt costs the fans, the vast majority of the purchase price goes to the manufacturer, not the club. The cost of a an authentic shirt is £100 with free printing of the clubs website, or what most people buy is the ordinary shirt for £55.

          I never mentioned the other bits of tat clubs flog the fans, I was speaking exclusively about shirt sales in response to your post, and I quote; “How long do you think it would take to recoup the fee in shirt sales alone, for example, if we were to buy someone like aubamayang or greizman ?”

          Are you trying to tell me the club will sell 5.7 million Sanchez shirts, most of what will be sold in Chili will be counterfeit anyway.

          Of course merchandise brings in 10s’ of millions, but shirt sales in isolation are not such a big deal as far as income is concerned.

      2. stubill says:


        Lots of lovely red arrows from the deluded thickos, keep ’em coming.

        Or did I get them because I didn’t use “Wenger out” which appear on every single article on here, regardless what it’s about.

  7. Midkemma says:

    Hmm, I do feel we could push Arsenal FC to get a damned good Sporting Director to take over transfers and wages.
    Currently AFC do not do transfers well, we are slow and penny pinching, without debating who is to blame… Just get a new freaking team of people in who can do it. That way the future will be a bit brighter for any new managers.
    Oh and wages are annoying me as a fan, seeing Iwobi get the payrise he did while other players of equal quality was on a 3rd of what he is now being paid… Waste of money. All that is happening is the deadwood is harder to sell due to wage demands and the top players are not getting the recognition they deserve.

    We could also protest about the medical staff, think about when Wenger leaves… Do we want the new manager to suffer from the volume of injuries still? We could protest for Arsenal to invest heavily in medical gear/staff…

    Telling an Arsenal fan not to protest is kinda like telling a fish not to swim XD
    We are passionate fans, for better or worse, we love our club with a passion.

  8. ThirdManJW says:

    No we shouldn’t stop protesting, in fact, it needs to intensify! Wenger has NOT signed a contract extension yet, and even if he has already done so, or signs in the summer, it doesn’t mean the protesting should stop. The media do not put pressure on Wenger, the board do not pressure on Wenger, Wenger doesn’t even pressure himself to improve, so clearly change can only come from the fans. Win, lose, or draw, we have to get the master of mediocrity out of our club!

  9. RSH says:

    he won’t leave if we finish top 4. Finish outside and there’s a small chance.

  10. DANDY GUNNER says:

    Wenger is going no were who would be in a hurry to leave a £8.3M job. The only way to get him out is to stop going to the Games and stop buying Arsenal Apperal. Then and only then when there is no money coming in will he be let go. I know it’s hard but it is the only way.

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