Can we give Wenger two years to deliver the title to Arsenal fans

So Wenger has now been confirmed as Arsenal’s manager for another two seasons, but surely the pressure is now on him to deliver the title, or the protests will be even louder at the end of this contract. Wenger has promised the fans that he can take the club further. He said on 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.”

Arsenal fans are not of the same breed. We don’t want simply to watch beautiful football, we want Wenger to finally deliver the Premier League title again, and the Gunners legend Thierry Henry agrees completely. “As an Arsenal fan, and as a guy who had Arsene as a coach and have maximum respect for him, I’m happy to see him at the club. But time will tell..

“They finished the season strong, although they have done that before. Raising yourself for the FA Cup final, to beat one team on one day is one thing. To do it over 38 games is a different story.

“Everyone is waiting for the title; the club, the players, the fans and Arsene himself.

“That’s what I want to see because raising your game for one day is one thing, but everybody is waiting for that to be done over 38 games.”

“I can only go with what Wenger is saying. He says the team is good enough.

“He might buy one or two players having, as he’s claimed, created a dynamic to win the title finally. But I’ve heard that before, and the year before, and the year before.

“Hopefully a change in system might be the thing that helps them win the title next year.”

Henry doesn’t sound too convinced. As he said we have heard all this before, but it looks like we just have to hope that he really can improve the side next season to be totally consistent. I guess we have little choice but to accept that Le Prof is there for the next two years, and get behind the team and cheer them on to glory next season.

Can he deliver?

Darren N


  1. ArseOverTit says:

    Henry knows better than most..

    Personally, 2 more years of Arsene is 7 too many for me.

    Without doubt though, it won’t take much for the fans to become disgruntled again (shall we start with the transfer window?).

  2. Varun says:

    We have given him 10 years, we might as well give him a couple more. Dont expect much though

  3. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Do we have a choice?
    We are stuck with him whether we like it or not.

    All we can do is do the same thing we have done for over a decade. Hope he signs the right players, hope he plays the right players and right formation. Wenger has failed miserably on all 3

    We haven’t come close to winning the Pl or Cl

    Leicester, City, Chelsea and United have all won the Premier League in the past 13 years

    Chelsea, United and Liverpool have all won Champions League

    We haven’t come close and this season should be no different

    1. AsburtonGrove says:

      No we’re not, stop buying merch and stop going to games, 5-7 games of empty seats like Sunderland will make Kroenke and the board take notice. They can fudge the attendances all they like but the figures don’t let lie.

      If we, the true fans want him out – we can do it. We just need to hold strong.
      I’m not buying my annual three shirts (myself, my son and daughter) and I’m definitely not going to any games. I’ll watch live because I’m addicted to Arsenal but I can’t sit back and watch this stubborn fool dictate us any more.

      Sorry for the rant. Peace out. Wenger out.

  4. looney says:

    Well it’s not like we have much of a choice. I’m not complaining too much about it anyway. Wenger leaving would surely have disintegrated the team and made Arsenal an unattractive transfer destination thereby leaving us struggling in the immediate seasons to come. So I understand the decision. Where I have problems is the board. There’s no obvious preparation whatsoever being made for life after Wenger. He needs to be eased off some aspects of running of the club. The man is practically deciding everything for the club. For crying out loud. It’s no wonder Wenger has done poorly since Dein left. If Wenger was to leave now, the everyday running of the club might be in shambles. Start by getting a director of football. Begin to reduce his involvement in everything asides from coaching so that when it’s time to make that transition to another manager, there will be a structure on ground to support that manager. As it is now, Wenger is practically a god and I’m honestly hoping he doesn’t destroy his legacy

    1. AsburtonGrove says:

      He’s already destroyed his legacy. He’s a laughing stock, were a laughing stock. Rival fans are rejoicing at the fact he’s signed a new contract.
      I totally agree with you that we have no structure but Arsene is a cancer. We have the entire summer for a world class manager to restructure. Well, we did…

  5. Omonaija says:

    Can good thing come out of Nazareth. ”cunning fox” will device language to defend inefficiency, drought, lack of Marquee signing, strict wage policy, top four trophy,good quality not available, etc. Two more years in wilderness. Can something just save AFC from this bondage.

  6. Omonaija says:

    Wenger need AFC to survive ,tell me which big club will condone 13 trophiless seasons. Mourinho got sack middle of the season as defending champion (coach)n Raniery got sack as defending champion(coach), tuchel got sack after winning Germany equivalent of FA, Wenger’s got increase wage for winning FA and 5thj. What a club full of hypocrisy.

  7. ArseOverTit says:

    He can deliver many colourful and varied excuses on behalf of himself his players and his bad wig wearing paymaster.

    Oh and the FA ☕️! Again, great victory over Chelsea/Man City but we did get a relatively easy route to those two opponents to be fair. Still we beat them as Henry said on the day.

    The problem is; over a season there are more than just the odd day and it takes a fluent, strong, creative team with strong leaders to win a league of European trophy and in Wenger and his mirror image teams I just don’t see that. What’s more 13 & 22 years have shown that.

    1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

      Nice cup of coffee ?? glad to see your getting the hang of those emojis,mate.. Keep it up ?

      1. ArseOverTit says:

        That is a compliment if the highest order coming from the grandmaster of emoji!

  8. John0711 says:

    If you think about if wenger has said 1 or 2 top signings, apparently we’ve already sorted the Bosnia left back that leaves one more. Before you question that when has wenger ever signed more than he wanted
    If Sanchez goes we are in the s£%#

    1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

      Oh.. Fork me ?? is the transfer window shutting already?
      It looks like it, according to this report:

      Arsenal are set to make a new attempt to sign France international forward Andre-Pierre Gignac, according to ESPN Deportes.

      Journalist Jordi Blanco reports that the 31 year old is interesting the Gunners after having tried to sign the striker on two previous occasions; the first being all the way back in 2009.

      Gignac currently plays for Mexican side Tigres UANL after making a surprise move to Central America back in the summer of 2015. He was given a surprise call up by France boss Didier Deschamps back in November 2015 and was part of the Euro 2016 team that made it to the final of the tournament. His last call up however came back in October and hasn’t been included in a squad since then.

      For Tigres, he unsurprisingly has a good goalscoring record considering the lower quality of the Mexican league, and so far he has scored 56 goals in 94 games during his two years at the club.

      ??wtf! Panic buying before the God damn window even opens?
      And Jesus wept ?? along with a million Gooners.

      1. neil says:

        what a bunch of xyz you are?!!
        precisely when has Wenger ever signed someone over 30 ?
        moaners galore and repeatedly say you dont want to support Arsenal any more yet here you still are day after day boring everyone when its only 1st June….
        either go and give everyone a rest or wait until transfer window is shut before continuing your metronomically rubbish !

        1. bran99 says:

          over 30? you remember the flop from Man U? Silvestre, the injured Kim Kardashian (loan, – he could have loaned better younger players), may be you are the bunch of xyz, trying to defend the clueless old man

  9. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

    Can he deliver? ?? can he fork!
    He’ll need to keep hold of Sanchez for starters and then bring in some quality players who can match the Chileans fight and desire to win.
    Nah, who am I kidding, it will be the same old bollox as it always is.
    The same old, even though we know, we will still be searching in hope for glorious news regarding transfers to Arsenal. ??

  10. LtDan says:

    I’m neither Pro or Anti Wenger but, I do believe it is ‘last chance saloon’ time for him now and it’s down to his ambitions as to whether he leaves Arsenal on a high or just happy to carry on regardless.

    He seems to have had a very late epiphany with his new formation which has brought about some degree of stability albeit a little late in the last campaign and I’ve always maintained that that was half the problem with Arsenal. The methodology of how they went out and played games was always their biggest killer. Couple that with the lack of applications from a lot of the players and we were always on a hiding to nothing. The one interesting thing though was how despite the team being very hit and miss throughout the seasons, we did always manage to make that top four spot.

    We definitely need a few more players as I don’t think we’ve got the physical numbers to get through the season unscathed given the amount of injuries and bookings that we get.

    Arsene Wenger needs a real ruthless and determined streak through him in the next two years to have any chance of going out on a high. He’s got to be more ruthless with the players for the whole 38 games of the premier league season and not give them the easy ride they’ve always enjoyed under his direction. We’ve seen that when they want to, they can all play with the right level of effort and industry to get the results we need but it can’t be as interim as it’s been before.

    We need the whole team to have the same die hard determination and application that Sanchez has which, has won us a lot more games than we would have without him. It was good to see the team really going for Chelsea in the FA Cup, everyone working hard with a collective understanding plus, willing to run themselves into the ground in pursuit of a result and the cup. If Wenger can instil that level of desire within them and the players apply themselves we’d definitely start in the top four from the get go and be able to go toe to toe with whoever’s in there with us. At that point it would be about pure determination and guile as to who finishes at the top !

    I know a lot of Wenger’s trouble is supposedly not having the funds from the board but, it’s down to him to motivate the players that he has got to get the absolute best out of them. We’ve seen them go on unbeaten spells at the last ditch to secure a fourth spot in the past. We’ve seen them take care of City in the FA Cup rounds and dominate an extremely good Chelsea side in the final so we know they can do it and that’s with the likes of Xhaka, Holding, Coquelin, Wellbeck, Gabriel et al. I don’t know if Wenger inspired and instigated those flashes or was that the team realising at the death that they have also underperformed, regardless of Wengers input !

    Regardless, they’ve gotta do it all season and not just when they feel like it. Wenger has to crack the whip and give up on his football experiment of playing continental football in an English league. Yeah, a bit of flare and creativity like you would get from Sanchez and Carzola but not the whole team on mass.

    In a nutshell, the fate of Wenger is truly in his own hands now and this could be his last shot at redemption in claiming back both personal and club pride amongst many of his detractors inside and outside of Arsenal ! He’s got no more time for the Wenger experiment and the players also don’t have the time and luxury to experiment and hone their individual games when they should be putting in a more collective and united effort.

    I’m not gonna get ahead of myself and say we’re going to do anything extraordinary in this upcoming season but, I am going to be hopeful that the manager and the players do us proud this time around.

    1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

      Nice Article mate, I enjoyed reading it ?

  11. Jason Gooners says:

    I really don’t know why fans keep hitting on Walcott and Ramsey….these players didn’t play badly and imho Walcott did very very good…he was second only to Kane as the top scoring English man. You guys are not fair at all

  12. Imran says:

    Again the same silent transfer window with no proper planning??. How quickly man city are making immense changes to the structure and players. That’s where it shows our clubs interest. I don’t think Arsene can sign any big player. Again he will opt for average player thinking he will be here for more than two years. I really doubt ambition and enthusiasm of our club owners. Now I think the former players must stop talking non sense all the time for next two seasons and start attending and watching the matches from stands. They have criticized Arsene rather making themselves available and encouraging players. I would blame media for always bullying AFC. Let’s hope for the best for next two seasons. Guys one last chance for arsene. I know it’s hard but let us do it for our beloved club. We are the arsenal!!!!

  13. ArseOverTit says:

    Not my comparison but this pretty much sums up being an arsenal fan under Wenger/Stan:


  14. Omonaija says:

    For me nothing has change and nothing will change. The “cunning fox adopted back 3 just to save his job. If this formation was for a challenge why couldn’t he applied it to bayern. A so called world class coach beaten 5-1 thrice by the same team and same set of players and almost the same scorers in similar position. Can you remember a coach who bought a deadwood from man utd (sylvestre) and sold them the best player in the league(rvp) .only a specialist in failure does that. AW will keep raising our hope and kill it with outdated philosophy. Almost all ex AFC attested to viera and Adams claim that Wenger is not a coach. Oh my God, did anyone remember him playing mourinho at Chelsea 14 times and won none. £10million yearly for top four? If Wenger was to be Moses Israelis will still be in the wilderness.

    1. LtDan says:

      All you’ve done is go back to a historical past, pick out the bad bits that make you feel good, bandy about the idiotic comments that just fall off Mourinhos tongue “specialist in failure” and agree with the likes of Mourinho that we are no good as a club.

      A little man, with a Big Head and bigger ego who had an obvious personality clash with Wenger was no great messiah.

      Anyway, the main article I wrote was to try to inspire some forward thinking. Leave history behind us and see what Wenger and Arsenal can do with the next two years

      1. bran99 says:

        but the history you want us to leave behind, is the same that keeps repeating every next season, this is a loop, as long as Wenger keeps rewarding himself with new contracts, we gonna do the same over and over again. wait till the excuses start again, same excuses I mean, nothing new

  15. Omonaija says:

    What you saw at wembley was players individual determination and hunger for trophy, and not a tactical plan by their manager
    If you doubt my statement go and watch Man utd vs AFC 1st round; mourinho was passing instructions to his team, while Wenger was shivering, afraid of making it 15 matches without a win. What a coach..

    1. LtDan says:

      I do doubt your statement and I don’t need to watch Mourinho. As if he’s some sort of yardstick to which others should go by.

      What I saw at Wembley in this years FA Cup was my team really putting the work in, tactically and industrially and getting the result. I like to believe that Wenger also had something to do with the result that day but whatever the case. I want to see that same effort, determination and fight every game next season and the manager being able to pit his wits against all our opponents both domestically and in Europe.

    2. neil says:

      so go support or moan at another team. wenger brought in a back address issues… team was unbeaten for 20 games but then lost massively… a good coach changes that and he did it… won 10 out of 11 including fa cup…
      if he had continued to lose and not changed format then he would have left… thats not the case so go on holiday for a month and come back when yoy feel better !

      1. bran99 says:

        when we started to lose week in week out, where was that new formation? was there no need to change the formation then? we got to 6th that’s when he changed formation, if you know how to count you’ll realize his trophy (4th) was in jeopardy and decided to try something, thank God it worked and now he’s the genius. but remember we lost 5-1 twice, thrice in a row from the same team (Bayern), where was the new formation?

        “if he had continued to lose and not changed format then he would have left” he wouldn’t have left if he continued losing, if he is that sweet, then he would have left already coz I remember a season that we were leading the league by early Feb and came 4th by May, he would have left if he was using your logic, but he is after money and even if we finish 10th, he’ll have excuses of wining the league the next season and sign 3 more years…. wake up

  16. RAA1395 says:

    If I say yes, will you believe it ??

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