Arsene Wenger: Time to go?

After another consectutive 0-0 performance by the boys at home, i think it hit many fans blood pressure on where this team is going this current season. As the match ended against the West London side (Fulham) The boss was boo’d after leaving the pitch.

As many complain it’s becoming more and more ridiculous seeing our team not succeed when it’s generally obvious where the team needs improving.

So what is wrong with our club, is it Wenger being an selfish bastard? Or are the board happy with the revenue being brought in and not giving a damn about the club no more (as long as there earning)

I pray it not be the case but these days we just don’t know what to think. Any other club now would have sacked wenger straight, but it seems Le Boss has his job pretty much secured with out threat of losing it. He can’t say his just like any other manager and could possibly be sacked as believe me when i say this if the board weren’t happy he would be long gone by now.

Personally i love Wenger, i’ve always held my trust in him. His achieved alot over the years and obviously as many know formed the Arsenal Legends who were such a solid team dominating and making records, but there comes a time when Managers need to go.

I would hate to see him leave as he is clearly one of the best managers in the world but over the last 2 or 3 years this policy with the youth and not buying replacements for who he sold because he feels his youngsters can do the job is just not working. The thing that annoys me is we all see it but he doesn’t, or does he?

Many argue he doesn’t have the funds to spend on new recruits but how many times have we been told his been offered 30 or 40 mil for some class players to come to the Emirates? It’s getting annoying now.

I think it’s time the guy stepped down, not necessarily leave Arsenal completely, but step down as manager and bring someone else in who has the balls to take us up there. Arsene could still be a coach at Arsenal as that’s what he is brilliant at.

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6 Responses to Arsene Wenger: Time to go?

  1. Stu says:

    Its hard to disagree with anything you’ve just said because unfortunately its all true.

    He was a genius but all genuises have a bit of insanity in them and it seems Wengers insanity has become more and more evident in recent seasons.

    Some of the decisions have been utterly crazy. He would surely have been sacked by any other club with any speck of ambition by now.

    He is living off past glory. 4 years is a long time to be in a transitional period. And even after a great season last season he goes and weakens the squad but still keeps the shit players!!

  2. Gooner says:

    If he wasn’t so stubborn and replaced players who left with some quality world class players, his coaching skills would alone win us the league no doubt. WTF is this guy waiting for, they want to earn money by using low paid waged players like these youngsters but then again don’t you earn revenue by winning the CL, premier league and other titles?

    Alex Ferguson must be loving this, i don’t think no other team was such a threat to them other then Arsenal in the last 5-6 years. Arsenes policy is making there year to year title dreams a peice of cake.

  3. Richard Zoinks says:

    I disagree ,

    we all know when things are going bad , the focus is put on the manager. But i feel he has played the cards he’s been dealt rather well.

    What has he had to do this year:

    1, he had the captaincy issue , whereby he had to strip Gallas of the arm band in order to improve Gallas’s performance on the pitch. note: Gallas is playing well again. 1 point to wenger

    2, he has had to deal with a major injury list this season.
    Rosicky , Eduardo , WAlcott , Cesc , Van persie, and now Adeboyer. So the problem here is depth in the squad, but the board wont shell out the cash to buy new players. so what is he to do but use the youngsters. which he has done quiet well. 2 points to wenger.

    3, if Villa had an ordinary season, would we be so critcal? we are in the Fa cup , in the Champions League and our kids put on a great display in the Carling Cup. Other than Villa being infront of us on the log, we are having an alright season.
    3 points to WEnger.

    4. He made a signing of a quality player in the transfer window, because the fans demanded it. another point to wenger.

    5. He has turned over a big enough profit this last year to buy new players at the end of the season. And this he told us months ago. I remember him mentioning inler Gokhan as his main focus for next seasons DM position. another point to Wenger.

    Now what has he done wrong.
    some might say , perssist with Bendtner when he wasnt playing well , but what other options did he have …… Vela ???

    can anyone mention things he has done wrong ?
    Geniune examples ….

  4. brian says:

    I like the arguments raised but let me just state that Arsene Wenger is a great coach,probably one of the best but his failure to buy players in anticipation of injuries (which are a must by the way)and his tendancy to field players (like the likes of Eboue)anywhere on the field such that they waste a lot of chances in a match really costs us points.I really like Arsene Wenger but at times i dont get him because he seems not to understand that this is a competitive title and that we dont have time to experiment and give players a season to adjust-let them experiment with friendlys and curling cup.Seriuosly we are loosing and drawing games that we shouldn’t have such that even small teams fancy their chances against us.I respectfully think that WENGER SHOULD GO.

  5. Richard Zoinks says:

    So as soon as things start to go wrong you want to sack the coach , Jesus Christ Almighty !!

    That is Chelsea mentality !!

  6. SuperBobbyPires says:

    Thank goodness for that. Arsenal’s scoreless run in the Premier League is finally over, broken in yesterday’s 3-1 win over West Brom.

    Nicklas Bendtner was the hero on the night, bagging two goals – and very nearly a third – on the night while Kolo Toure also chipped in, nodding a header in from a splendid Andrey Arshavin cross. All three goals as well as West Brom’s came in the first half as our boys wasted four clear opportunities to extend the lead in an extremely dominant performance.

    Arsene Wenger threw up a number of surprises in the team selection. I had expected Arshavin to be rested after playing an hour against Fulham, but the manager chose to start the Russian up front with Nicklas Bendtner, meaning Robin van Persie was dropped to the bench. Also dropped was Abou Diaby and Carlos Vela for Alex Song and Emmanuel Eboue respectively, while Johan Djourou stepped in for the injured William Gallas.

    The starting team may have been a surprise but it was even more of a surprise to see Arsenal score so early. Indeed, it took just four minutes. Samir Nasri’s poorly struck corner fell to Denilson who fed Bendtner and the Dane broke our four-game scoreless run with a smart, left-footed finish. He didn’t strike the ball particularly well, Bendtner, but the accuracy of the shot meant it snuck past Scott Carson in the West Brom goal.

    The sense of relief I felt when the ball went in was immense. My idea to get The Otter up early to watch the game early had broken The Curse of Morgana Clarke and we were well on our way. But almost as soon as we scored our first goal in four games, we went and conceded.

    Djourou conceded a free kick 25 yards and from a seemingly innocuous situation, West Brom’s Chris Brunt fired home a low effort. On first viewing I believed Manuel Almunia to be at fault but the replays showed it was none other than Emmanuel Eboue. For some bizarre reason the Ivorian, who was placed on the edge of the wall, decided he would go walkabout and opened up a gap for Brunt to shoot into. I don’t want to dwell for too long on this given the final outcome of the game, but it was once again a disappointing effort by Eboue.

    In the grand scheme of things, though, it mattered little. Bendtner wasted an excellent chance to double his tally while Almunia made a smart stop at the other end, before we scored again. Arshavin flighted a lovely free-kick from the left onto the head/shoulder/chest of Toure and the stand-in captain notched his first goal of the season.

    Things got even better for us just minutes later as Toure chipped a lovely ball into the path of Bendtner and the Dane slammed a sweet volley past Carson. It meant a 3-1 half-time lead, a ridiculously welcome change from the 0-0s that had greeted Arsenal fans for the past four matches.

    Half-time saw an unexpected change as Toure was forced off with injury, replaced by Abou Diaby. The substitution meant a reshuffle as Song went to centre-back and Diaby slotted into the middle alongside Denilson.

    The second half burned into life 10 minutes after the restart when a series of Arsenal attempts were denied. First Arshavin was denied by a lovely save by Carson after good work by Bendtner, before the same combination was denied by the West Brom keeper just a minute later. Then Diaby produced a wonderful piece of skill to weave past a marker before having a powerful effort blocked by another defender. Then on the hour mark, Bendtner weaved into the area only to see his well-struck effort cannon off the post.

    West Brom could have pulled one back when Marc-Antoine Fortune had a shot tipped away by Almunia, but we always looked in control of the match and had the last effort of the game as Arshavin had another shot saved on 90 minutes. And that was it – three goals, three points and much-needed boost of confidence.

    In terms of performances I thought there were two standouts; Bendtner and Arshavin. The Dane was by far our best player, creating chances at will with his bustling dribbling and overall workrate. The Russian, on the other hand, impressed with his neat passing and creativity. Although his fitness isn’t there just yet it’s clear Arshavin has a brilliant footballing mind and is capable of seeing passes and plays that other players in our squad – excluding Cesc Fabregas – just can’t see.

    In summary, it was by far a perfect team effort but at the end of the day we got exactly what we needed; three points. We’re just three points behind Aston Villa now and with the Birmingham club facing a tough trip to Manchester City tonight there’s every indication that it might stay that way.

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