There have been signs that Wenger has tried to adapt over the last few seasons, a more pragmatic approach in certain games or selecting players on merit etc., and even the slow reintroduction of the likes of Wilshere and Cazorla is evidence of that, but it’s too little too late. The disappointment of this season coupled with the previous ones, even the FA Cup seasons just means its time for a change. Won’t happen though of course.
Man, seems like everybody is giving Arsenal a bit of slack during the international break. Yes, timing may have been off with stadium move and the downside financially was there for all to see. It doesn’t take away from how disappointing/dismal things have been on the pitch though, and the number of stars that ended up leaving because of that. Will Arsenal ever catch back up if we don’t win a big trophy again soon?
I actually agree with this. Wenger does need to help with the transition, without handpicking a successor of course. He can be the Director of Football and help his replacement with transfers etc. It just needs to happen this summer and not next but we all know that’s not going to happen.
Not much else needed to add here. The longer Arsenal dally with this decision the longer we stay in our current state.
Really well-written piece. The title just about says it all and there’s some great analysis in there from the author.
(Shaking head ruefully) That time came and passed once the likes of Cesc Fabregas etc started leaving. That’s why everyone was so hyped when Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez fell in our laps. The author makes a great point about fans considering the recent history, “Invincibles and all that, too much when looking at this team. We should probably stop that.
I think the majority of Arsenal fans are starting to figure it all out. Arsene Wenger does need to go, upstairs as Director of Football would be nice, and the board needs a change. As the author states, though, removing this board would be extremely difficult especially as long as profits continue. So all that means is rinse and repeat over the summer as I highly doubt Wenger is going anywhere.
No, he isn’t. Not when he and the team he has so lovingly put together continue to be shite when it matters. Yes, the atmosphere fans create in a stadium can have positive or negative effect but it ultimately goes back to how the team is performing. Sports is one of the various entertainment arenas where the fan(read customer) can immediately offer their reaction. Arsenal fans are simply reacting to the product( read mentally weak team) they are being provided
Arsenal fans booing or walking out etc doesn’t mean they won’t come back to support the team but it will get harder each time. Maybe we were spoiled in the early part of Wenger’s rule but I think we’ve also been teased long enough that things will get better.
I’m just going to post this before Arsenal loses to Spurs tomorrow. I couldn’t agree more with the author. (Of course, knowing Arsenal they’ll just as easily win to keep the crazy going) If Wenger stays on and Arsenal don’t win the title, and I say this knowing it’s almost 100% likely he will, then, well, then I don’t know what I’ll do. Of course, I’ll keep watching but I won’t expect anything special until Wenger goes. You would think the majority of Arsenal fans have finally realized how hopeless it is with Wenger in charge.
Okay. Fair enough. It’s hard to argue against the points made.
Arsenal may lack real leaders but so do their rivals. What Arsenal don’t have, and haven’t had for a few years now, is cajones. There’s no other way to put it. This team is just so weak mentally. It’s our best chance to win the league in however many years and we keep frittering it away. Of course, Arsenal being Arsenal, despite all my grumbles now it’s very likely we magically end up winning the title after all. It would be entirely undeserved though.