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Arsenal ARE In Crisis…..Wenger Has To GO!

Seven points from seven games. Scored 10. Conceded 16. We are 15th in the Premier League table. Just four points ahead of Bolton, who are bottom of the league. A massive 12 points behind Man Utd, who are top. We have major injury problems t…

Seven points from seven games. Scored 10. Conceded 16. We are 15th in the Premier League table. Just four points ahead of Bolton, who are bottom of the league. A massive 12 points behind Man Utd, who are top. We have major injury problems too, with key players being ruled out for months. Team morale seems to be at an all time low. Fan morale is certainly at rock bottom. If you truly believe that Arsenal FC isn’t a club in crisis, then you really need to have your head examined.

I have been a gooner since the age of 9, and I’m 27 now. I have been around to see just three full-time Arsenal managers in that 18 year period, witnessing so many highs and lows along the way. Arsene Wenger is an absolute legend, and I love what he has done for my club. Between 1998 and 2005 he guided us to three Premier League titles and four FA Cups, which is fantastic. We have also developed a reputation over the years of playing an exciting brand of football, which makes our achievements even more impressive. But like everything in life, nothing lasts forever unfortunately. I can’t help but feel that the only way we will get out of the mess we are in, is if Wenger leaves.

Many fans will disagree with me for saying this, and no doubt I will be accused of having a knee-jerk reaction to the North London Derby defeat. But in reality I have been saying this for months now, which some readers will know from my previous articles. Wenger’s best days are behind him, and he will NEVER be as successful as he once was. Times have changed dramatically since we last won the league in 2004 with our Invincibles. Alex Ferguson has changed with the times, whilst Wenger simply hasn’t. He has got more and more stubborn as he’s got older, and this is the main reason why we haven’t won a trophy in 6 years.

Wenger won’t spend big money on top class players, and he won’t change his tactics at all. He insists on a pass, pass, pass, pass, pass strategy in training, and this has made all of our players with the exception of Robin Van Persie, afraid to shoot. He is clueless when it comes to organising a defence, and when asked if he would bring in a defensive coach to help solve the problems, he arrogantly says “No”. This guy has lost the plot. I don’t want Wenger’s time to come to an end like this, but it really must now if we are to avoid one of the most embarrassing seasons in our great clubs history



  1. argire ondimo

    October 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Let’s face it good people. Wenger has revolutionsed football not just in arsenal but in the football world. A fact. Wenger has consistently lived to the high standard he himelf set in terms of respect, great fooball, stable business structure, grooming of young talents . A fact. Has however failed to exhibit consistency on an important component of football as a competitive sport and that is winning trophies . This explains the frustration of the writer. We understand his frustration and he has the right to express it ,he too has a right to be wrong and he is wrong on Wenger must go. Go he really has to i agree. Away from arsenal? i beg to differ. He needs go and find out some formular. My take is that we have a very ‘comfortable’ team, most of the first eleven are too sure of starting that they dont seem to worry whether they will play. Wenger needs to push them a little more, unsettle Ramsy, we know he is good make him better by forcing him to be active when we dont have the ball. Monitor him on how is has coverd the field, work rate passes and capacity of ball recovery. This is our main undoing our midfielders just apart from Coq and Song become fans when we dont have the ball. Giovinho is becoming very comfortable even without goals. bench him and let OC in, if he helps us to two wins, Gvnho will be unsettled. and will want to make a point. We are in a low moment we agree, but we shall come out of it. All our players have the right talents but in my opinion Coq, Song , Gibbs , Szcen…have shown the right mentality that we need now. May be introducing Ryo, and C park will help to thaw our confidence frozen talent. it is there Believe me. one thing though.Kindly avoid insults. Wenger and all the players are adults who deserve respect . Some have children and families. State you criticism in the hardest and most firm way possible but maintain respect. Two let us just leanrn to respect ourselves too as fans. We may not know each other but , the very fact that we are all concerned about the Arsenal and wins means that we all keen on respect and dignity. That should tell us how we should engage each other . We need positive energy here. it starts from the gallerry into the field , from the field back to the galley and we shall form a communion of Arsenal family in triumph and loss. Football is not about a historical spot of success or failure, rather it is a sport and sports need sportsmanships that has respect has its pillars. We shall arise.

  2. Baraka

    October 7, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    This clearly is an issue of the board…not that they are incompetent but that the entire structure of having a board makes things go so slow. Wenger is a genius and when other’s get a hold of his genius they copy. If there was only one owner making decisions then the transfer for ricky alvarez would have gone through…The transfer for Juan Mata would have gone through for 13 million (once chelsea got wind of it it became impossible), The transfer for Ande Ayew would have gone through as well. The notion that a board is still relevent in todays football climate is a joke and it’s holding Wenger back. Get rid of the board and let Wenger do what he does best…turn rough diamonds into value added goods!!!

  3. junior nzegwu

    October 7, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    spot on. most of the big teams in the premier league prepare themselves for injuries.why sell ebue and replace him with an immature kid yet to prove himself. wenger is an old fashioned manager and has’nt move on with time like alex ferguson.the board is a patial problem but the main issue dragging us backwards is arsene wenger.him alone and needs to go if we are to win anything again

  4. Kiwi Gooner since 77

    October 8, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Ah, you post-Premier League “fans” do make me laugh.

    Arsene Wenger has done a superhuman job to keep us competitive against the chequebooks of Manc u, Chelsea and now Manc c.

    And you’re losing the faith now?!

    Go and support a bandwagon club.

  5. Freshice

    October 8, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I love arsenal, but these days it is making me mad. Ok to wenger how can you take song and play him a center half when you know he is the heart of the midfield? Now we are playing 2nd choice midfielders no song, wilshere, diaby, fabregas and nasri. How do you expect to win with a total different midfield from last seasom. we are suppose to build a new midfield with song and wilshere. Get more defenders and stop playing song at CB. Gunner for life

    • Keith

      October 8, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      Probably cause his other 4 central defenders where injured and song played well as did his replacement Couquin. I suppose it’s Wengers fault that sanga has broken his leg as well now. Arsene is under pressure for sure and Arsenals seasons is at cross roads but there are many factors not just him. Be interesting to see if Arsenal finish mid table and win the carling cup what the reaction is as that’s everyones complaint 6 years without. a trophy as if what he has achieved is nothing without a cup.

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