Arsene Wenger has won three, THREE, FA Cup trophies for Arsenal in the last four years (when was the last time Tottenham or Liverpool won a trophy?) and took us to theLeague Cup Final this season and is two games away from being in the Europa League Final.
The players have loved getting winning medals at the expense of our rivals, but it simply hasn’t been enough for the fickle Arsenal fans who wanted him to win every single game. There has only been one manager that has gone a whole season unbeaten (I wonder who that was?) so why does any fan of any team expect perfection?
But the players definitely appreciate him, as was evidenced by the plaudits from current and ex-players this week since he announced his departure. They were upset at the news and as Aaron Ramsey said today, they will do their best to give him the perfect send off. “Obviously it’s really tough to take for the group of lads. He’s believed in us, backed us and given us all these opportunities over the years,” Ramsey told Sky Sports.
“Especially for me, he brought me here as a 17-year-old so I owe him a lot.
“He deserves everything he gets, all the plaudits and the recognition and hopefully we can finish off the season on a high for him.
“We’re not thinking about who’s coming in next, it’s more about doing it for him. We want to win every game and finish off with the cup, so hopefully we can give him the perfect send-off.”
He may not have been appreciated by a large amount of Arsenal fans, but the players are going to be very upset when they lose the greatest manager in Arsenal’s history.