It’s been one of Arsene Wenger‘s worst weeks as Arsenal boss. After the midweek 4-0 demolition at the hands of AC Milan, Wenger watched Arsenal slump out of the FA Cup against Sunderland on Saturday evening. While his peers and his players believe otherwise, Arsenal fans generally believe that it’s time for a managerial change at the Emirates. It may not be the worst thing that could ever happen to the club.
Let’s face it, he’s idolised by the Gooners faithful. And rightly so. He’s brought in quite an amount of silverware including the Premier League, FA Cup and Community Shield numerous times – not forgetting the famous “invincibles” Arsenal team of 2003/4. But it’s now seven years since Arsenal last won a trophy. Arsenal fans are losing their patience and after the Sunderland game Roy Keane, working for ITV as a pundit, described Wenger’s current squad as the worst Arsenal team he had ever watched. Ouch!
I believe a new voice at the Arsenal dug-out might be a nice, fresh change for the club. Football can be a ruthless business at times and even Arsene Wenger wouldn’t be immune to getting the sack. A friend of mine, a complete Arsenal fanatic who absolutely adores the French boss, believes he should resign immediately for the good of the club. Well, if Wenger was to leave now, he would leave in the knowledge that the red half of North London will worship the ground he walks on.
At the moment things are going from bad to worse at Arsenal. And who could take his place, you ask? Louis Van Gaal? Fabio Capello? Mick McCarthy? Well, that’d be another story altogether. Arsenal play Spurs in the North London derby next Sunday – victory is crucial for Arsene Wenger.