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It’s Time For Arsene Wenger To Leave Arsenal

It has been seven long years since we have seen an Arsenal side lift a trophy, and much of the blame has to lay at the door-step of manager Arsene Wenger.

Time To Go?

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It has been 7 long years since we have seen an Arsenal side lift a trophy. For a club as successful as Arsenal, this has been a major disaster. But where does the blame lie?

The fans are pointing fingers at the board. But in all honesty, the blame lies at the feet of Arsene Wenger. Arsene has Arsenal Football Club wrapped around his little finger. Anything he says goes.

Cast your mind back to the invincibles season, the balance of the team was perfect. Arsene had a side which was capable of ruling the world for many years to come, as the invincibles was the pinnacle of Arsene’s career. He had the utmost respect and loyalty from the Arsenal fans. He was a genius in Arsenal fans eyes. Arsene played on the fans loyalty to disastrous effect. He decided to get rid of the invincible side and replace them with youngsters. Arsene had asked for 5 years in which you would see his plan come to fruition. 7 years on we can see he has failed miserably. 7 years on, the taste of glory amongst Arsenal fans are a distant memory.

It’s clear to see Arsene will persist in trying to prove the doubters wrong. He is trying to create a side which is capable of challenging for the league title. However, you cannot compete for trophies when you sell your best players and replace them with unproven promising youngsters. Selling Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri last summer and not replacing them was the final nail in the coffin for me. You could argue Mikel Arteta was bought to replace Cesc Fabregas. As good as Mikel Arteta is, he is not even half the player Cesc is.

In the past week we have seen the mental fragility of the current Arsenal squad. Heading out to Milan to take on the Italian giants is no easy feat. However the lack of effort, commitment and overall quality on show that miserable night was the exact opposite of what Arsenal Football Club stands for. A mentally tough team will bounce back from defeat, like Manchester United do on many occasions. Sunderland was a chance for the Arsenal side to redeem themselves yet it was another lethargic display, so much so that I don’t know which performance was worse, the one at the Stadium of Light or the one at the San Siro.

Over the past 18 months Arsene’s side have broken records for all the wrong reasons. The second leg of the last 16 tie against Barcelona where Arsenal didn’t have a shot on or off target all match, a record in the Champions league. Or the defeat on Wednesday night, the biggest club defeat in 222 European games or last season when Arsenal were four goals up at half time at Newcastle. Arsenal were the first side in Premier league history to give up a four goal lead. At full time, you would expect Arsene to give his side a rollicking, but as Arshavin revealed; Arsene remained silent.

Probably the defeat that hurts the most was the 8-2 at Old Trafford. The biggest club defeat in 100 years. A defeat which forced Arsene to trolley dash on the final day of the transfer window and panic buy something which he stated he would never do.

It’s Groundhog Day once again for Arsenal fans. However, Arsene has come out and said ‘top 4 is a trophy’. Its quotes like these which anger Arsenal fans. Top 4 is not a trophy, if it was we would have a lot of trophies in the cabinet at the Emirates, but we have none of note.

Arsene is a stubborn character; he has way too much control over Arsenal Football Club. His actions are similar to the ones at Monaco where he lost the fans to a similar project in promoting youth. The Monaco fans had enough and Arsene was sacked. Jean Tigana came in and won the league in his first season as Monaco manager.

Arsene should come out and say his project has failed and apologize, and then go out and buy top class proven talent. No money I hear you ask? What about the huge sums we recouped from the sales of Adebayor, Toure, Fabregas and Nasri? The AST estimate we have over £50m in cash reserves. Arsene’s not prepared to spend? What about these quotes?

“I would spend 40 million on the right player” says Arsene Wenger.

(source: ESPN)

Arsene is the most successful manager in the history of Arsenal Football Club. But the longer he goes without winning a trophy the more the impatience grows amongst the Arsenal fans. We should be moving ‘forward’, but in all honesty we are going backwards.

My message to Arsene would be to buck up your ideas and fast or leave this magnificent football club, whilst your reputation remains intact. Stop using Arsenal Football Club as your plaything and give the Arsenal fans what they deserve, a trophy.



  1. Fizzer

    February 22, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Great article, I agree with it 100%,any other manager would have been gone long ago, 7 years without a trophy you are having a laugh!!

  2. crispen

    February 22, 2012 at 9:44 am

    What makes you think that DESRVE a trophy any more than the other clubs?

  3. soji lawal

    February 22, 2012 at 10:09 am

    arsenal need to replace these players; arshavin, chamarck, ramsey, gibbs, diaby, matasacker. & buy somtin good, like odemwinge, modric, prince, bale, johnson, samba

    • Andre

      February 22, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Ramsey, Gibbs and Mertasacker!!! you sir know nothing

  4. ken

    February 22, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Agree your only as good as your last success

  5. Victor Mandila

    February 22, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Yeah,Wenger should go and be replaced by any of these coaches who can help Arsenal to be winning trophies yearly: Frank Rijkaard,Guus Hiddink,Frank De Boer,Louis van Gaal, Marcello Lippi,Dunga,Fabio Capello,Harry Redknapp,Ronald Koeman,Ruud Gullit etc but me am for Rijkaard to replace Wenger as Arsenal coach

    • anthony

      February 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      yaah arsene please the ideas of young star is no longer working, why are we (arsenal club)not able to hold our best quality players?

      For sure when i see djorou on the field i always count it a loss.

      i wish as an arsenal fun professor wenger could get to realise how painful moment we are going through, surely 7 years ma dear!!!!!!!!!
      Please give us the fan something to enjoy even we are fearing RVP may be on exit we don’t know but we hope he will stay

  6. lol

    February 22, 2012 at 11:24 am

    i think its time for you to stop writing blogs you clearly know nothing

  7. Andre

    February 22, 2012 at 11:39 am

    yes i agree with you all, i believe the club iv grown up watching and enjoy should be run by someone who isn’t a fan of the club and dosent know the history.

    if all you want is trophies, managers and players that have nothing to do with arsenal just wear the badge cos thats what they are payed to do then GO and support Man City Chelsea or Real Madrid. i want our first trophy to be won with heart and determination, won by players who are also fans of the club.
    AW has led us to countless finals and semifinals over the years and its not been down to him for errors on the pitch that has cost us. he loves the club and sorry finding a replacement for him will not work as all the players are loyal to him, all the board are loyal to him, its just fickle Arsenal fans who just love Arsenal when we win that want him out.

    i ask you this what if the next manager comes in and it dosent work out do you get rid of him and get another?? what if van persie signs a new contract and has a bad season next year do you get rid of him to?? the next thing you know you have a team full of players from around the globe support the opposition and a manager whos looking for his pay check i do NOT want to be a Man City or a Chelsea,


    • Steve

      February 22, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      Love can be blind, must be in your case. The board and wenger are causing untold damage to the club that will take years to undo. Wenger, the board and many players simply are not good enough. They can all go.

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  9. riwdwaan

    February 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    There’s always two sides of a coin, depends how strong you feel about any sport. The truth is that if you play, you play to win and if you loose let it be with a fight. There is no fight, no real winning mentality in the squad. Who select and buy in players, the club manager…who needs to own up, the manager. We love our club and our manger but let’s call a spade a spade…he cannot deliver the goods any longer and how many times do we give him a chance. The only ambition left in this club is to prosper financially…on this basis it’s a win-win situation but it has overtaken the actual sport and that is the football game or shall I say the gentleman’s game. It’s normal for fans to get fed-up esp. if you are competing for great honours/ trophies. As much as I love Arsenal, it really has become a make-shift team but the glory is for the wrong reason…making alot of money at the expense of their loyal fans.

  10. Dilan

    February 23, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Wenger has turned a mid-table team to a team with the highest game day revenue in the EPL. What other team has leaped that far forward? no one man utd has always been at the top but there brand of football is nowhere near Barcelona’s or Arsenal’s. yes there effective but would you pay money to watch arsenal or man utd if you were neither a fan of both? Barcelona are lgiht years ahead because of there golden generation thats even reflected with the world cup win with spain.

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