In the latest news in regards to Arsenal’s uncertain future, it appears the Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger is ‘unimpressed’ and ‘frustrated’ with the Arsenal board after actions from the board which the Frenchman thought implied a lack of faith in the manager. The report from the Metro claims that the club’s hierarchy have shown him a lack of support this season, amidst all the turmoil following yet another mid-season collapse. The report further claims that the veteran manager’s dissatisfaction towards the board stems out of two decisions.
The first one being club chairman Sir Chips Keswick releasing a statement last month saying that Wenger’s future is not assured and a decision will be taken at the end of the season, when apparently, Wenger had informed the board privately that he will sign the two-year extension on offer. The second, apparently is the board’s decision to appoint a Director of Football to look over transfers, which we know is true as former Gunners’ star Marc Overmars confirmed that he is one of the candidates in line to take the seat, saying: “I think there is a list with some names and I might be on it.”
With Wenger stating years prior that he has the biggest say when it comes to transfers, you could understand why an appointment of a Director of Football to look over transfers would upset him. So with that being said, I believe this story comes with a fair bit of credibility. Personally, I feel Wenger has too much power at the club. As Ian Wright stated earlier, no one at the club is allowed to disagree with the Frenchman and that is a very unhealthy state of affairs at a football club.
With that being the situation at the Emirates, you can actually see the need for a Director of Football and considering how well Overmars is playing that role at Ajax, I think he would be perfect for the position. In all honesty, this club could really do with someone in a strong position to disagree with Wenger. As unhappy as Le Prof may be, he is still probably staying and I hope the board go through with the decision of appointing a Director of Football to look over transfers. Wenger just doesn’t seem to be able to manage everything on his own any more….