Wenger Time To Change or Au Revoir

Whisper it quietly, but the fans are restless and the man in the firing line is Arsene Wenger.

 

All Arsenal fans are grateful for what Arsene has done for Arsenal; he has brought success, great football and great players to the club.  He was instrumental in the design of the new training ground and the new stadium, but things move on.  For those who remember the George Graham era we loved Graham, he brought us success, but then he went stale.

 

The fans are no longer taken in by the Wenger smokescreen that this team will develop into champions.  We are no longer content at seeing our main players leave season after season only to be replaced by unknown teenagers.

 

Our Invincibles have been sold, and in its place we have the Laughables We sold or released player after player, and replaced them with inferiority.  How can Denilson, Song or Diaby be compared to Vieira, Gilberto or Edu?  In Pires and Ljungberg we had midfielders who created and scored, our current batch are petrified of shooting.

 

The fans need to know what do we do in training, do we practice corners (taking and defending), does anyone shoot, and are they encouraged to shoot.  Once these players enter the field of play all they do is pass and pass again, but the passes are all square and none are penetrative.  Wenger needs to sort this out and sort it out quickly; we are club in decline a club that is no longer feared by its opponents.

 

We have allowed Wenger to kid us into believing that we have special youngsters; well if that is the case why does he not trust them?  Why has not given the likes of Randall, Wilshere and Merida a chance in the first team?  Wenger has played the “kids” in the Carling Cup, which is good, but he has also blown our chances to win silverware with this policy.  We lost Chelsea in the final and Tottenham in a semi-final because we did not grasp the nettle and play regular first team players. 

 

Many fans are asking is it time for a change, if not with the manager, then perhaps with his backroom staff.  We appear devoid of ideas and are living on the glories of our past.  This club is staring over an abyss and what we see is not good.  A season of Europa League football will be a disaster.  We will lose players and Champions League revenue. Furthermore, the club will start to play in front of empty seats, which not even Arsenal can pretend week after week is a sell-out.

 

Wenger needs to show intent, and that intent involves the transfer market.  We need a recognised world class striker,  we need a strong midfielder, a world class goalkeeper  and a centre back.  Wenger needs to clear out the dross and deadwood that he has accumulated.

 

The message is clear either change your policy Arsene or it au revoir M Wenger.  

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Posted on March 1, 2009, in Arsenal News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Let’s not become too panicky and upset, fulham played a quality match, and it was a fairly exciting match as well. Also, the team is looking quite tired and all those champions league matches on top of the league matches are a heavy burden that teams like fulham don’t have to contend with.

    We always seem to have so many injuries at crucial times it’s getting a bit silly at this point. Once we have our better players back we might just be able to do something. We can replace Denilson with Fab, Walcott for Arshavin and Rosicky for Vela, and we still have Song, Eboue, and Bendter as impact subs, feel better? I do.

  2. Danny, Spot On!! We certainly were a bit tired at the end and that’s why Fulham was able to keep the ball so effectively. We really need to have our starting eleven in place and all will be well, we’ve improved a lot since the start of the season. Wenger’s made some questionable decisions over the past several seasons but he will sort it out and we’ll be back at the top again someday. As for all the booing it’s really just a waste of energy, the team already knows well that it is not playing quality football, but they do appear to be trying hard at times.

  3. We certainly were a bit tired at the end and that’s why Fulham was able to keep the ball so effectively. We really need to have our starting eleven in place and all will be well, we’ve improved a lot since the start of the season. Wenger’s made some questionable decisions over the past several seasons but he will sort it out and we’ll be back at the top again someday. As for all the booing it’s really just a waste of energy, the team already knows well that it is not playing quality football, but they do appear to be trying hard at times

  4. Absolutely, we just need to be patient with this team, so what if we drop out of the european places, this team needs time to gel and develop. In five years we’ll be dominant and wenger will be hailed a genius again.

    Think about it, once our starting eleven returns we can replace Denilson with Fab, Walcott for Arshavin and Rosicky for Vela, and we still have our impact subs Eboue, Bendner, and Song, feel better? I do.

  5. i totally agree Mr Wenger either u change or go its as simple as that,after all being Arsenal Coach is not his birthright.

  6. when AW admits he might have got it wrong, then he will get to work and try fixing it. At the moment he doesn’t think he’s wrong. As for our remaining stars ? threatening to leave .RVP roll up your sleeves and show the way, don’t take the easy way out, Henry Ljunberg and Pires will tell you the grass isn’t always greener.
    Think of the players like Di Canio that carried lesser names week after week, they are players that ultimately you look back on and admire, not your Anelkas and the like.

  7. Jose Mourino.

    anytime. please.

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