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Arsenal Fans: Trust Wenger To Do The Right Thing

A person who loves to flirt with the media, has an eye for young talent, has the capability of a true army general who has passion and love for the same football club as you do … so why are you so reluctant to show your faith in him.

It’s just something that Arsene loves to do, hold the cards in his hand till the last moment and that’s what he will do in this year’s big transfer market. He is a tactician and it should not be a forgotten fact that he took the most difficult task in the days where the entire world’s economy was on a low, of building up a new stadium and still keeping Arsenal in the most elite group of football clubs, the Champions League. It took some bad decision making in the Champions League to beat the world’s youngest (Arsenal) where Arsenal FC took the game to the world’s best (Barcelona) and not to forget the world’s best were not even matched by the world’s most expensive (Real Madrid) when it came to playing football.

Logically keeping your options hidden is the right thing to do as there are certain players which are required to be shed from the team and incase their replacements are made imminent earlier than their sale this could be the key factor over negotiation of selling price for such players. I personally believe that Wenger’s philosophy is to hit the opponents on the patience meter, where whoever falters first has to pay the asking price for the other teams’ player. In different geographical locations across the world the power lies with different people who are attached to a player, sometimes the effecting party is the football club to which the player is attached, sometimes it is the player’s manager / family, sometimes it is the buying club as the player happens to be a fan of the club since childhood, and so on an so forth. The point is to identify which factor can be the deciding factor to change a player’s decision.

There is a list of players circulating on various websites and tabloids who are thought to be a surplus to the club (Arsenal in this case) but all those players cannot be sold that’s a common understanding where even some of these players can be used as substitutes or replacements to the more efficient of players in the same position i.e. utilizing the less efficient set of players in matches which are not so important, in order to shield the key set of players. As under usual circumstances Arsenal FC plays around 60 games per season and as it was seen last season that as the climax arises the time interval between matches grow shorter and shorter and player’s fitness is tested more and more not to forget that each match is played at a different geographical location. Therefore a fully fit team is a key requirement to provide the finishing touches to all the effort that is put up since the start of the season.

In short Wenger will hold on to reveal his signings till later July and during this period will try to offload the players, who are reluctant to be part of the squad next season, are wanted at a reasonable price by other clubs or are a liability to the club. It’s all a patience game, till then read all, hear all but believe only what is confirmed officially.

Submitted by Football Friends

 

45 Comments

45 Comments

  1. alvares

    July 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Trust is all we fans have in wenger. but he should not wait till the last minute for him to try negotiating for players and missing all the targets.it happened during january transfers with chris samba.why buy underpresure when you have all the days to negotiate,sell & buy.

  2. Daniel Smith

    July 4, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    The trouble is the trust has been misplaced. When Fab wanted to leave he promised he would get the players needed to get the gunners to trophy winners. The French men have been found out and if I were Fab, I would feel betrayed.
    Wenger better get his act right. If he carries on signing kids,that’s it. then he should be axed.No ifs and buts.

  3. MK

    July 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Trust is the only thing we can do tbh. Thing is, Wenger takes too long when it comes to signing the players. Alvarez was well on his way to Arsenal but because we’ve been slacking his on his way to Inter now, according to the Velez chairman. Also, remember the season we lost Flamini and Gilberto? Wenger didn’t replace those extremely good DMs with anyone.

    I want to trust but with Wenger’s track record it’s difficult, really difficult.

    • RM

      July 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      Flamini bulllsh*tted the entire time about how he was going to sign and Gilberto was 31 and asked for a favour in a transfer as Olympiakos were willing to give him a 4 year deal, which Wenger wouldn’t give and rightly so.
      Up stepped Song and Diaby, Diaby not for so long before he was injured, which I’m thankful for. Flamini has played less than 90 games in 3 years for AC and they play pretty much the same number as the UK.
      It’s not About Wenger not replacing, he did so from within.
      His record before the move was never questioned as he had the money from the board, recently things have been tighter but only one team has ever moved stadium and stayed in the top flight, let alone the CL, that’s us.

      • cazofc

        July 4, 2011 at 11:36 pm

        Your a true fan mate but watching a team constantly implode and allow less talented teams to win trophies gets very old after a while

  4. arsene-al

    July 4, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    best opener iv read in a while, props mate

  5. SM

    July 4, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Arsenal Fans: Trust Wenger To Do The Right Thing – Yup, he should leave: he has lost the plot and he will not change…

  6. arsene-al

    July 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    and @MK, its arsene’s track record that should convince you to have faith in him. a track record isnt just the past 3 years. and we never bid for alvarez, its the media that links us with thousands of players not wenger. its their little game of football manager thats driving everyone crazy, and unfortunately arsene is the face given to all this s*** coming out of the media

    • goon4life

      July 4, 2011 at 11:01 pm

      Wenger’s track record?? exactly! no trophy…6 years…??? Don’t give me this crap about what wenger has done. What he done was in the early days. Everyone could see the problems we’ve had (GK, Def, and the lack of a world class striker to partner RVP) but the arrogant Frenchman obviously has had his hearing aid switched off for many a year now. In wenger we rust…

  7. willybilly

    July 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Nice to read something that isn’t media fuelled hate against our revolutionary manager.

    lose Arsene Lose Arsenal

  8. mr creosote

    July 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    A good article. Far too many people believe everything they read in the papers.

    • goon4life

      July 4, 2011 at 11:04 pm

      dont need to read the papers to see what has happened over the last few years! I watch it season after season. Wenger has only managed to paper over the obvious cracks in the team, but those crack always reappear, normally at the ‘business’ end of the season.

  9. SM

    July 4, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    The thing is that he has gone stale. He had the opportunity to win the league this year and last year if he had invested. You don’t need an economics degree to work that out + his track record became tarnished when he stopped winning things and tried to get the fans + team to accept second best. We were promised the world once the new stadium started to generate revenue to reinvest in the team – he + the board have failed to execute that promise. The team is failing apart in-front of us and he is to blame. No one questions him. In my opinion, absolute power corrupts.. He has no more time left to redeem himself – he asked to be judged 2 seasons ago – we gave him extra time because he deserved it and he failed to deliver. He has to be judged sometime. I think it would be better to do that today then waste another season. His legacy will never be forgotten; however, it is time to go…

    • RM

      July 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      Absolute power corrupts? What proof do you have that Wenger has “absoute power”?
      The board decide how much money he can spend and when it was available in the past is was spent, Suker perhaps?
      Wenger defends his team the hilt, so I’m guessing he’s professional enough to defend the board as well.
      I’m not saying he’s flawless, your right he did asked to be judged and should be but as manager there is only so much you can do.

      • SM

        July 4, 2011 at 8:38 pm

        I understood he made all the decisions about the team + new signings. I always thought that the new stadium + training ground were his ideas. He certainly pushed them forward. From what I can see the board doesn’t seem to have the competency to question him on football decisions. I beleive this has lead to some of the present problems – you need a balance – otherwise arrogance will start to fester and I have witnessed enough of that from our beloved manager recently. I’m not a fan of David Dean, but I do beleive the board lost some of its football brain when he left. Also, you noticed in my comment that I did mention the influence of the board, as I believe they have a certain responsibility about the money available and governance. I myself have managed large international teams with a multi-million pound budget, and I can tell you from experience its a difficult job at the best of times. He has done well to get us this far, but he does need to change his approach and move out of his comfort zone as the environment he operates in is changing. As they say in my business, you either ride the tiger or you get off and you pray your not eaten.

        • goon4life

          July 4, 2011 at 11:09 pm

          youre right, the board are not football people – they are business people. when david dein left, so did the football knowledge on the board. if wenger did not have absolute power, then we would have invested in top quality players because someone within the board would have pushed him to. just like dein used to do…

  10. Speed Gun

    July 4, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    No doubt Arsene is a well respected manager. And deservedly so.The problem is he is he had been too stubborn of late. Last season when the whole world was asking him to buy a good defender to support Vermy and a exp goalie he went and brought 2 duds, we all know the result of that. Same happened in Jan window. Why does a man of his calibre and experience accept the reality and move on..

  11. PATRICK

    July 4, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    You and Arsene are anti Arsenal.Arsene has shown his aparthy for change.He gets angry when others buy and tags them financial dopers and he ends up cutting a sorry picture on the side lines kicking water bottles and quarreling with managers who embarass him.Under Wenger we have seen small clubs grow in confidence and believe of gatting a point at the Emirates,once a fotress. Under Wenger we have seen a super man with an eye for talent on the last day of transfer window end up buying junk who we are stuck with as they are unsellable.We watch our dear Arsenal fall into mediocrity,WE LOST SUPERMAN.

  12. pat

    July 4, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Why don’t we trust him?
    1) Because the problems with the team have been glaring apparent to everyone, including Ray Charles and wenger refuses to address them.
    2) Because he refuses to adapt, to change.
    3) Because he tells us this is his best Arsenal team ever.
    4) Because he keeps clowns like Almunia and Denilson and Squillaci and Fabianski and…. on the team and pays them ungodly sums to stroll around the field during the game.

    Would you like some more?

    Time for Wenger and the club to put up the coin and get it done. Everyone knows that wenger has put himself in a position where he must buy. They don’t need to drop their price, they know wenger needs them not the other way round. Waiting won’t make them cheaper.

  13. Mike

    July 4, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    The problem is that is past summers Arsene has not shown that he would move for wanted targets. Case in point central defense where in the end it was so late that we had to settle for Squillaci. This situation we are in now could have been easily avoided during the past three years by the acquisition of 1-2 needed buys, which in turn may have resulted in some major winnings, and resulted in our best want away players staying put. So the foresight you speak of is just not there. That is what worries me.

  14. bob

    July 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    so here we are again, do we have to wait another 6 seasons for a trophy after this rebuild ?

  15. Anon

    July 4, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    That trust has been abused and not rewarded… people deserve to have their trust rewarded !

    We have trusted him since he got here but the last 6 years we have turned into a selling club, a very successful club by selling club standards, but non the less we sell our stars every season!

    Our best players want to leave, the players being linked to us are simply not good enough and wenger has himself hinted that finishing fourth is an accomplishment.

    This to a lot of arsenal fans is being sold a lie! We did invest our faith and our money and for that we are punished by ticket price increases and mediocre players!

  16. Nii

    July 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    why is wenger doing all this he is not listing to any fans, he as no that we also watch football when they are playing and we see were the problem comes from so why is this man not listing to the fans, well my problem here is why do wenger allow chichy to go becos of 65.000 a week cant arsenal give this money and let this player stay i am so confuse and wenger is making me mad to be honest this is crazy to allow ur best players live like that

  17. Obyno arsene nwankwo

    July 4, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    How i wish we hv the money in our hands! We could’v bought messi,cr7,neymer,aguero,rooney,iniesta,vidic,pique,eto,villa,casilas,etc. Dreamers!!! Thank God no one is Arsene here!!!!

  18. Justus

    July 4, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Absolutely spot on article but still the doom and gloom comments above. Very few people have better track records than Wenger! Whatever happens true fans will always support Arsenal, so time to show faith in the club and their manager!

  19. maimba

    July 4, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    i haven’t read the article cause i have heard enough of that tittle to know what is in the article. Look if stingy wenger and the selfish board pay you to win our hearts then you might as well start looking for another job. We have been patient for too long, here is the deal no big names by wednesday no season tickets from my london blood tell your bosses maimba from malawi africa says so.

  20. SM

    July 4, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I was just thinking that sometimes as an Arsenal fan it feels like you are pissing against the wind. Damned if you support Wenger, damned if you don’t! You know it’s Wenger and the board who has got us into this situation. The arsenal nation is cracking and has become polarised. Who would the fans need to talk to in order for someone to listen. All I want is the truth because I really don’t understand what is going on any more with the club. Perhaps the powers that be believe we can’t handle the truth! What a pity that we are just been treated like sheep. I think our voice needs to be heard before the start of the season – perhaps, the Emirates cup would be good starting point…

  21. Anon

    July 4, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    It was time to show faith in the club and manager 3 seasons ago

    Wenger promised trophies this season and he asked fans to judge him at the end of the season … well, we collapsed in such spectacular fashion our players are running for the hills

    and we are being forced to pay more for season ticket.

    Don’t give me the real support guff, ive been a supporter for a very long time – but that in no way means i have to diligently sit here with a smile on my face and accept without a fuss whats going on

  22. Jay

    July 4, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Is he resigning then?

  23. SM

    July 4, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Just been confirmed on Arsenal.com that …

  24. SM

    July 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Gael Clichy is the first out… Let’s see what happens next!

    • RM

      July 4, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      Does anyone really care?
      I thought he was a good player but so was Toure. Good luck to the boy.
      Life (and Arsenal) goes on.

      • SM

        July 4, 2011 at 6:24 pm

        And yes, I wish him the best as well and I do care when a long-term servant to the club decides to move. I was just hoping for someone more senior to decide to move on as well. Alas, you cannot have everything in life.

        • RM

          July 4, 2011 at 6:30 pm

          I take your point about a long standing servant. and it is hard but his contract negotiations were taking place a long time ago and with DD’s kid as your agent he’s not too fussed about keeping you at Arsenal.

  25. SM

    July 4, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Gael Clichy tells man city he is “really happy to be joining such a great club”, after completing his move from Arsenal to Manchester City. “I can’t wait to get started and I think anything is possible with this team,” he added. Source: BBC

    The question is, is anything possible with our Arsenal team?

  26. Kev

    July 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I’m utd thru n thru, but I have nothin but respect for wenger. Arsenal fans should kiss the ground he walks on. It is miraculous what he has done for ur club.

  27. pedro-afc

    July 4, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Wenger/Arsenal is under a lot of pressure at the moment, everyone related to the club is hurting/worrying and stressing. All Arsenal fans are going through the emotional cycle of change, and everyone is going through blame right now…. I agree with Kev, Wenger is a legend in his own right and deserves more respect from all Arsenal fans, and one thing i have noticed from all of the comments above and all over this god forsaken media is that you all say Wenger should go? Then who should replace him? I cannot think of one manager that I would be happy for them to step into his shoes, and have the same level of commitment and respect and the understanding of the traditional Arsenal to which he has had the pleasure of influencing/managing the team at highbury and at the Emirates which no other will do, not only that the imprint he has had on building the stadium itself. We have been written off for many a summer now, and guess what… its not happened. We had some cracking results last year, some of the most proud and memorable for me. In Arsene I trust and cannot wait to see what he actually does because I think everyone who has Arsenal in their heart will stand by him and be very happy with what he does. And for the record, Nasri and Fabregas HAVE TO BOTH LEAVE OUR BELOVED CLUB, thanks for what you have done in the past, you need to move on now boys.

  28. Boyosar

    July 4, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    That man called arsene wenger is a FOOL…….seling clinchy,nasri and cesc wil have a negative effect on the club without a proper replacement….buy gary cahil,samba,valbuena,alvarez,gervinhoo and benzema…and lets wait and see.

    • pedro-afc

      July 4, 2011 at 11:59 pm

      Thats uncalled for. And of course it would be a disaster if there was no replacement. I personally am not convinced with all the names listed above and in the media, think there maybe 2 of above signed in cahill and gervinho, wenger has got other tricks up his sleave. He will repay our faith.

    • Berry

      July 5, 2011 at 3:41 am

      This man is not only fool he is lier too, he is always saying i will sign this and that…
      he promised Henry 5 years ago to buy good players and he didn’t.. he promised Fabregas the same last year and he didn’t and he is promising Nasri this year and he wont ( BLA BLA BLA)
      he is making fun of the players and the fans……….

  29. cazofc

    July 4, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    We will be singing this same song right up until he resigns since we have been singing it for 7 years. No one cares about Clichy but Fabregas and Nasri’s insistence upon leaving just shows that Wenger’s trust in these traitorous players is misplaced. He deserves it fully in my opinion because he chose to stand by them and they have repaid him by showing their “gratitude” , supporting this club has become a burden and it has become increasingly difficult to defend these players who throw away FOUR GOAL LEADS then complain about not winning trophies…..they are born losers and no matter which club they go to they will never win anything.

    • pedro-afc

      July 5, 2011 at 12:02 am

      well said.

  30. Berry

    July 5, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Today we lost Clichy, tomorrow we will lose Fab , Nasri and maybe Archavin, next year will be walcott & RVP.
    guys you ve to welcome Diaby as our new play maker hahahahahaha shit 🙁

    Thank you Mr. Wenger

    PLEASE LEAVE AESENAL

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