Wenger Must Go?

By on September 15, 2011

Being the son of an Arsenal fan I have always heard rants about Arsene Wenger, be it praise or disapproval. Recently, however, it has just been the latter.

You could argue that Wenger must stay, because of all he has done for Arsenal and the huge change he has made at the club. However recently what changes has he made? Selling your best players and spending virtually none of the money is not what a title challenging side should be doing.

You could also argue that he has changed the youth system at the club and give it 3 or 4 years and Arsenal will be atop the league with an average age of 13. How often though have you heard that with Arsenal? For years and years I have heard that amazing players will come through and dominate the team but since then Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey are the only key players to emerge from the youth setup.

You could argue that he has changed the image of Arsenal into a side that plays beautiful passing football. In fact you would be right, but at the end of the day it does not win matches. Barcelona do play a similar system and they are the best team on the planet but the reason it works so incredibly well is because players like Lionel Messi and David Villa will finish the majority of chances they are given. While an in form Van Persie can be prolific an injured one leaves the squad short in depth. Thankfully Nicklas Bendtner won’t be their main striker in this situation but Gervinho is yet to impress.

Now there are some things you can’t argue about. Replacing Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri with Yossi Benayoun and Mikel Arteta is something that should not be happening at a side trying to achieve. Both are great players but they are far from the world class duo Arsenal previously had.

With Samir Nasri joining Manchester City, Arsenal are making the opposition stronger. The opposition that will surely for the second year make the champions league. If Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool also continue their early form then Arsenal will have to settle for Europa League. For a (supposedly) big club this would be tragic and severely affect their chances of attracting big name players.

In my eyes Arsene Wenger should go yes, but he might yet be saved. As a manager he needs to work with what he has got and unlock the serious potential of underachievers. Theo Walcott step up and save your manager.

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58 Comments

  1. sexygooner

    September 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    WHOEVER WROTE THIS ARTICLE IS RETARDED.

    • Gwin

      September 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      Sure he is a retard. Writing so useless and meaningless articular points to one thing- disillusion

    • rickygunners

      September 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      Yeah agreed with you completely. He is also an idiot like Pougatch the BBC presenter.

      Long live Arsenal!

    • wacker

      September 16, 2011 at 12:03 am

      yeah this guys an idiot.

  2. mick

    September 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    How about you go instead you muppet.

  3. Surafel

    September 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Retarded is an understatement!

  4. Goonerbeall

    September 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    What is it that the author of what is meant to be an article above want to say? Can the editor of this blog just save us from bores like this one. PLEASE, PLEASE take them away.

  5. Philbet

    September 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Never let the truth get ahead of lies and bigotry,if you think Arsenals youyh system is a failure then you my friend have severe dilusional problems,
    Good luck in life ,do whatever you chose but keep away from commenting on football.

  6. Phylwenger

    September 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    “Being the son of an Arsenal fan” And what are u, a manc? Coz there’s no way in hell a real Gooner wld make such retarded comments abt the boss and the club!!

  7. Rokabox

    September 15, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    wenger has become more illuded, even the beutiful football that they used to play without end product is gone, it is ugly ugly no end product football now. the players are not improving at all with the exception of alex song who obviously has matured and improved since his early days. and what the point of buying players and not even try to play them saying they not ready yet in term of fitness and experience naming Alex Oxlade and the little Japanese winger and the south korian guy! why!??? why buy them when you know and the whole world knows that you’ re short of players and you need fit and experienced players.

    saying all that I think Wenger should stay may be he can pull it off again!!

    • mick

      September 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      Do you mean DELUDED rather than illuded.

  8. mystic

    September 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Jenkinson, Gervinho, Campbell (yes he has gone on loan, but then Miyachi has come in), Park, Mertsacker, Benayoun, Arteta, Santos Oxlaide-Chamberlain can’t remember when Arsenal pooled so many new players. The article is a joke.

  9. Rufus

    September 15, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    If you’ve no idea about arsenal never expose your neckdness. Wenger’s a proven manager over decades to creat & recreat great teams that’ve dominated europe, made history & won titles. He’s not second to even fergie of united considering the financial mighty at OT.

  10. Ron

    September 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I would like it very much if you never blogged again.

    Wenger out? you Sir are a moron.

  11. Stroller

    September 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    So the ‘son of an Arsenal fan’ has the knowledge and authority to analyse what is right for the club and it’s manager? Well, after such a shallow attempt the answer is clearly no. Selling Fabregas and Nasri wasn’t Wenger’s choice everyone knows, yet your whole article is based around it. Pathetic!

  12. legoon

    September 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    THIS MAN is so right you lot wanna read what is actually written nasri fabregas out hardly worldclass replacements youth system where we move more players on every year its a joke.you just believe the clubsspin up the arsenal sack the board bring dein back and yes even after all he has done and we owe Wenger big time its time to move on.

  13. Georgeeee

    September 15, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    As an Arsenal fan of many years standing, I have never witnessed so much stupidity, lack of rational judgement,logic and common sense all my life. First point, one commentator above states “…Selling Fabregas and Nasri wasn’t Wenger’s choice everyone knows” Do you really honestly think that if Wenger with all his power and clout told the board he’d walk if they sold the two players, the board would still go ahead and sell them? do you really think so??? You’re obviously as naive and dumb like the rest of the Arsene knows brigade. Of course Wenger is in on everything and making money for himself and the board. Happy sinking with the captain as AFC slowly sinks down the leagues numpties!!!

    • Steve

      September 15, 2011 at 9:12 pm

      Yep, we’re a mid-table side already.

  14. osa

    September 15, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I av one father,and that’s Arsene, I don’t joke with my monsiouer, NEVER,No coach in the world, I repeat in the world can achieved what he achieve with zero finance??(Not even Muarinho). Arsenal is suppose to be an example to others that you don’t need to spend to achieve, if not for ill luck, uefa support system uss (always givin barcelona the egde) and foolish media that toils with players mind,unsettling them and some ungrateful players to Arsene, it will be a different story! I read newsnow/arsenal because I get the best, and I also recommend it to friends! So don’t come here to write trash, don’t ever try it, most especially to my Arsene, the man I love so dearly!! Nonsense(hissing)

  15. legoon

    September 15, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Osa you are a moron who knows nothing bout football and in saying what you said you sshould get a life mate.you wrote complete drivel

  16. soltro

    September 15, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    It is not worth a reply as the objective is to wind up and spread the same anti-arsenal(Arsene) propaganda.It could be maybe Adrian Durham in disguise.

  17. osa

    September 15, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Legoon ur brain is in the descendancy!! Completely detracked comment! U don’t need to get a life, cos u av got none(oh, ur comment on here is an automated reply)oh Ic, why ur existing and not living!!

  18. And_Arsene_Said...

    September 16, 2011 at 3:28 am

    • Picked this from another site & made a slight addition.
    Is kinda relevent to this post even though this post dosen’t deserve a reply. Read….

    The interior of one of Arsenals local pubs… A darkened room with a very conspiratorial atmosphere. REG and STAN are seated at a table at one end of the room. FRANCIS, dressed in Activist gear — black robes and a red sash around his head — is standing by the bar. He is addressing an audience of about eight MASKED Activists. Their faces are partially hidden.
    Reg: What has Wenger ever done for us?
    Xerxes: Changed our perception from ‘boring Arsenal’ to one of Europes most entertaining teams.
    Reg: Oh yeah, yeah he did that. Yeah. That’s true.
    Masked Activist: And the new stadium and training ground!
    Stan: Oh yes… the stadium and training ground, Reg, you remember what the Highbury used to be like limiting our attendence to 38K.
    Reg: All right, I’ll grant you that the way we play and the stadium and training ground are three things that Wenger has done…
    Matthias: And the world class players…
    Reg: Well yes obviously the world class players… the players go without saying. But apart from the way we play, the stadium and training ground and the world class players…
    Another Masked Activist: Premiership trophies…
    Other Masked Voices: FA Cups… Community sheilds… Champions League final…
    Reg: Yes… all right, fair enough…
    Activist Near Front: stability and consistency…we always qualify for the champions league
    Omnes: Oh yes! True!
    Francis: Yeah. That’s something we’d really miss if Wenger left, Reg.
    Masked Activist at Back: A decent youth policy!
    Stan: And it’s great to feel we are where we are off our own backs.
    Francis: Yes, he certainly knows how to buy a bargain… (general nodding)… let’s face it, he’s the only one who could in a transfer market like this.
    (more general murmurs of agreement)
    Reg: All right… all right… but apart from better stadium and training ground and players and trophies and youth policy and cup finals and shrewd buys … what has Wenger done for us?
    Xerxes: Secured our future?!
    Reg: What!? Oh… secured our future!? yes… shut up!

  19. famtroui

    September 28, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    This guy is right about everything,why on earth is Arsenal keeping Arsene? he did this he did that?? amazing coaches were sacked over the years who won everything on this planet.This guy has lost his touch and the club should move on and say bye and good luck to wenger,Full stop.

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