As I am highlighting today, some things never change at Arsenal, and one of those is the fact that Konstantin has been campaigning for Wenger to leave for longer than my archives go back! In this article from three years ago, he asked the question about Why Wenger should continually be given new contracts despite our failures in Europe and EPL. Just like today, we have recovered to win a few games after a dismal run, but still have no chance of winning the Premiership. As Kinstantin said….
A few wins in a row and Arsenal fans seem to forget years of hurt by KM
The AKBs are back with a bang! The mood at the Arsenal camp is swinging faster than a pendulum on a clock. Winning against the like of West Ham and QPR seems to be enough for some to forget the pain we suffered thanks to our manager in the past 10 years.
Winning 2:0 at Monaco is a bad result, because ultimately we got eliminated by Monaco. Make of it what you want but it’s a failure for me. Wenger didn’t win the Champions League in 18 attempts even though he had a squad like the Invincibles.
In Wenger’s 18 attempts at the UCL, managers like Rafa Benitez and Roberto Di Mateo won the Champions League. Carlo Ancelotti did it 3 times! Guardiola, Jupp Heynckes and Mourinho did it twice. Klopp reached the CL final in his second attempt. Simeone was one minute away from the CL crown with a team of players, nobody had heard of before!
Please spare me the “give Wenger more time”. He was given all the time in the world and he failed. Forbes ranks Arsenal the fifth richest club in the world. You really believe we are “financially restricted”?
Even the kid next door doesn’t believe the Wenger lies anymore. The top players at Arsenal all left, because at heart they knew Wenger cannot do it. It’s the truth that hurts. Getting paid 8 million a year, given the squad and the money we have would bring any manager to the Emirates.
We’re afraid of change. Wenger is afraid of change. The board doesn’t know the word change. Not to mention the word ambition. We got humiliated 6-3, 6-0, 8:2, 5:0 by all the other top teams in England. We got eliminated by Monaco with Toulalan, who barely breathes in the second half, and Berbatov outrunning our defense.
Give me a reasonable explanation as to why Wenger should be given “more time” when he was given the luxury of 18 years in which it took him 10 between 2 FA cups. As much as I enjoyed the FA cup last year, we still had 2/3rds of the season being up top and when the time come to step up, we gave up and slumped to fourth.
If fourth is good for you, if the last 16 of the CL is enough, than fair enough, Wenger is your God. But your mind will be blown as to how others achieved more in less time and this could be at Arsenal. Only if we learn to accept that change is sometimes (in our case definitely) good!
Are we ready for change now after another three years of Wenger??