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Faith In Wenger Gone, Time For The Excuses To Stop

I have always made my intentions about Wenger very clear. Some may tell me to change clubs, and believe me they will, but I don’t have faith in Wenger. I have faith in Arsenal, but not Wenger. I believe in my club, but not my manager…Now if you come to this blog often, you shall probably know that…

Its quite simple really… I respect what Wenger has done for the club. This is because he ran the club on a shoe-string budget and kept us in contention of the champions league. Now wait a moment, and just think about this. How many managers can keep a club in contention of 4 trophies every year, whilst having a very very very nominal budget? Not many, not many at all.

You may not agree with a man, but yet you may still have respect for him. Well, thats the case between me and Dr. House of AFC. The man has made some foolish decisions which refrained us from winning anything for 6 years. Take a deep breath, and think about this point too. He could have signed a good goalie who would have made the difference, and he could have bought a few players who could have made the difference, but he didn’t ( and this was the time in which ‘he’ stated that he had the money). The only defense the man has has been stated quite clearly above, but that cannot be used forever…

I don’t believe in Wenger. When I see Arsenal facing a team like Blackburn I believe we can win, I honestly do..But substitute Blackburn with a Manchester United or Barcelona, and that “Believe” shall change to H-O-P-E. If Arsenal have to win against top teams, or any team for that matter, they require a man who is capable of instilling confidence in players, and deployng tactics! Wenger can do the former, but the latter, sorry I doubt it.

I am not saying that I am better than him or that I have a dart board in my house with his picture on it, but its just that he does not give you the confidence a guy like Fergie, Guardiola, or even a Mourinho gives you. Now people will say, and trust me they will, that Fergie, Mourinho and Guardiola can spend in the transfer market, and Arsene can’t. Well, let me make this part very clear to the AKB readers out there. AW can spend, however, he will not. Please stop saying crap like he has no money, and that he cannot spend. The reason he says he cannot, sorry won’t spend is because there is no value in the market, and his current players are better than any out there. Again, a load of bullsh*t! Players like Almunia are in no way better than players like Akinfeev, Neuer. This illusion the man creates is pure fantasy.

I was happy to see that the club has decided to expand its fan base. That should help make the ticket prices stable for some time. But again, our manager did not seem to happy about the idea, which again makes me wonder, what is it that this man wants? Yeah, he agreed, but look at his comments on the situation. Agree or disagree, but anyone who makes a statement like that does not look to thrilled about the idea that commercial income is useful.

“It is a compromise with the commercial department. It is the real world because we do not get the money in on any other income than the one you produce, so we have to produce as much as we can,” Wenger said.

“I compromised a little bit, but only if we can respect our preparation and the dates are respected.

“Ideally I wouldn’t want to go, but I go because we make some sponsorship, some money on the games, that is higher than in Europe.

“We already have less financial potential than others, so we cannot fall behind as well on the commercial income.”


Emmanuel Eboue, woohhhh…thats a tough one. Eboue, for me is a guy who should have used his brains instead of his body just for that one moment. Yes, I know and you know its a Lucas dive. And even if you don’t know it, then be aware of the fact that Lucas did dive, but can you blame the ref for giving them a penalty?


Honestly, I thought it was over, but Wednesday and Tuesday will make it clear. So, for now at least…It’s not over….And no I am not drunk!


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  1. gunnergetcha

    April 19, 2011 at 10:40 am

    hahaha. you muppet.

    go you gunners.

    go arsene.

  2. John

    April 19, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Some sole searching at Arsenal this summer and big decisions have to be made and trophies have to be won. The two polish goalkeepers are good and Scezezny is good young prospect and needs to be given his chance.

    players that have to be sold include Bendtner, Almunia and Denilson. We need experience and qaulity to be signed. This season it has been about fractions in terms of the Premier League and the League Cup was the biggest disappointment of the season.

  3. GoonerDave

    April 19, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I really dont want to appear a clueless AKB, but I think some of the criticism of AW has gone way over the top.
    You seem to know a lot about our finances….could you explain how we can spend 500M moving home and still have lots of cash for world class players? Because to me it makes no sense at all.
    PHW said we have money to spend…AW said we have some money to spend…. of course they did. Read between the lines and you might understand that if we came out with the real truth (we have/had very little money for transfers) our best players would have left, and probably for small money.
    AW might need to wake up to certain things, but some of the fans do too.
    I cant believe most Arsenal fans think AW is on a mission to spend nothing to simply massage his own ego. Do you not remember how well he spent when we had money at Highbury?
    We have out performed some of the biggest financial hitters in the world to be where we are. I want to see AW with some money to spend.
    “Success is doing the best with what you have” said AW…and still some of you cant read between the lines?
    Give Arsene some money, for the first time in 6 years, and I reckon he will spend very wisely.
    Its time to stand by the man who has revolutionised our club. And its also about time you stopped letting the media tell you what to do.
    Not all of us fall into the trap.

  4. Arsene

    April 19, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Another so-called fan mouthing off against the club.
    Hiding behind weak comments like “I have faith in Arsenal, but not Wenger.” What is that supposed to mean?
    The club employs Wenger not the other way-round.

    Critics like yourself rarely have a rational solution to any problems. You’re typical of the type of cynical, ego mad I-told-you-so supporter that has evolved at Arsenal in this inter-web age.

    Somehow you appear to take pride in the clubs failings because you believe it justifies your petty mindset. I believe people like yourself have become a cancer to the club, preachers of pessimism, prophets of doom.

    Arsene Wenger’s job is to manage the club as best he can and as we currently lay second in the table I’d say he’s keeping his side of the bargain. The fans job is to support the club. Real supporters do just that, they “support” the club.

    Long live Arsene Wenger, a true genius.

    What was the score when Barcelona came to the Emirates this season?

    • DKD

      April 19, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      and what was the result in the entire leg…who wen through??

  5. ScotchEggsRule

    April 19, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I always admire people who post on these type of forums for putting themselves up there to be shot at. A couple of points, you should spell check your article before posting and the grammar is terrible. If English isn’t your first language then fine, but if it is, for shame. As for Wenger, I to have lost all faith in the guy and wouldn’t be upset if there was a managerial switch in the summer.

  6. Dan

    April 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Wow there seem to be a lot of AKBs here with their knickers in a twist!

    Wenger is tactically inept! With the exception of one game against United, when he had made the observation that they would tire after 70 minutes, I cannot remember too many games after which I have been inspired by Wenger’s tactical awareness.

    Arsene, above, asks what the score was at The Emirates against Barca… well if he were to remember that game, we once again got our trousers pulled down by a proper team yet we got incredibly lucky.

    Wenger needs to go, he’s bottled it big time. His bulls**t 4-5-1/4-6-0 formation at home illustrates perfectly just how pathetic he has become.

    The Spuds will spank us tomorrow sadly, but the silver lining will be that you Wengerites will finally wake up!

    Before you tell me to go and support Chelsea, why don’t you all follow ARSEne out of my beautiful club and support his next pet project at PSG… YOU’RE DESTROYING OUR CLUB WITH YOUR BLIND FAITH!!! ARGHHHHHHHH!!!


  7. tounsi

    April 19, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Ok. Mr or ms scotich eggsrule or whatever ur damn name is.I’m here just responding to ur racial comment .u talking about grammer and spellings but u forgot that the guy make sense in football matters.english is my third language but I’m not hesitating or shy of writting all time here.I don’t really care if my spelling is wrong or my grammer is horrible or my vocabularies so weak as longer as I’m making sense.ok now we can talk soccer wise .I love arsenal to the bone and I’m been a crazy fan since I were boy.arsenal is a great club that has fans from around all the world including me from tunisia.but something I couldn’t understand why any one who critisize wenger many ppl of u calls him names or think he is not a true fan or u ask him to go support another club .I want just to tel u something that wenger is a great manager but doesn’t mean he can’t make mistakes ,with wenger we had success but remember who were playing on the team;the hreat HENRY,vierra,pires,overmars,kanu,adams,gilberto silva…….those players who made the difference in the club.I totally disagree with wenger late recruits ,he brought silvester from man u when he were at the age of 32.he brought eduardo dasilva as a substutite of the great henry in 2007 and that was a joke to me.look at squilaci. How horrible he is (is this guy worth 5m pound).look at koscienly who wenger paid $8 m on him,he got 2 red cards,and we concided 3 penalties bcuz of him.for the fans who wanted eboue to leave the club I wanted just to remind all of u that in 2006-2007 eboue were the best right back on the world and wenger went and brought the pathetic sagna who can’t even deliver a desent cross and since than eboue not playing in his diffensive position ,and to me he were the best player against liverpool except for the harsh foul.any way good luck gunners

  8. PaulK

    April 19, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Count me In as a strong Wenger supporter.

    To the Wenger haters, which past Arsenal manager did you prefer and why? Which Premier League manager should would you want to replace him with?

  9. Dan

    April 19, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    @PaulK: I wouldn’t want another Premier League manager. I want Jurgen Klopp, the current Dortmund coach, to succeed Wenger. I reckon he would do an awesome job and he’s a great personality. As for the previous Arsenal manager, I prefer Arsene Wenger before his brain transplant of 2006. He’s a shadow of his former self and it’s very sad to see him on his knees when his band of losers fails to deliver results.

    @tounsi: While I think ScotchEggsRule’s comment was a little unfair as the English of the article was not particularly worse than many other blogs that I read, to brand it as a ‘racial comment’ is absolutely absurd. I think you need to apologise for implying that a fellow Gooner is a racist for merely criticising somebody’s level of English.

  10. Donnyfan1

    April 19, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    When you are the only club in the country in for the Quad in March and in the CL for 14 consec years– you don’t need a big overhaul!. And when you are improving year on year with the best ‘young kids’ in the country coming on stream (ask Carra?) you don’t need knee-jerking-clap- trap-merchants talking rubbish. All Arsenal need is a plan B for breaking into the bus-park that all sides (bar Spurs and Villa) put in front of the goal. Starting 442 with Bendy and Chamak up front and RVP and Nasri wide, bombing long balls in would soon change opposition tactics in my opinion. Wally should always play second half anyway- preferably on the shoulder with Arsh. We don’t need radical restructuring- just a bit of imagination.

  11. Dan

    April 19, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Imagination that Wenger lacks, I’m afraid to say Donnyfan1! I think we’re stuck with 4-5-1/4-6-0 until ARSEne leaves!

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