Why Wenger shouldn’t be fired at this current moment by KJ
A lot is being said by both the media and fans regarding Wenger’s future at Arsenal. Many want the Frenchman out of the club as soon as possible. However, this article is to prove that it could be a very short-sighted opinion.
I have to admit, Wenger has really lost it this season. He’s been unable to win against the likes of Norwich, Fulham, Swansea, Aston Villa and even Sunderland. It’s not acceptable at this level. Every top manager has an off day and dropping points can happen. But when it happens against 5 teams that are considerably weaker than us, there is clearly something going wrong.
This outlook is made worse considering the loss against Bradford. That team shouldn’t be losing to a league 2 side, it should be spanking them. It was ridiculous the lack of care and determination by the players. I blame it partly on Wenger. A player can motivate themselves for the big games, however, a good manager will make sure that a player is motivated for the small games as these will be the games that decide what team wins silverware. Wenger has failed to do that this season especially.
But I don’t feel it’s the right time to sack Wenger. There has been a huge doubt casted over my mind but I still feel that we should keep Wenger for the remainder of the season for two reasons:
1. Let’s give an Arsenal legend one more chance to redeem himself. He has proven many times that he knows how to change a season on its head and there is no doubt in my mind that we’ll spend quite a bit of money in January? Could those signings win us the FA cup and get us top 4? It’s definitely possible…
2. Who is there realistically worth getting? If we fire Wenger now, we’ll have to settle with an average run of the mill manager. I want a manager like Pep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp, not Roberto Martinez. There’s talks that Wenger has been planning to resign from the Arsenal set up during the summer of 2013 because that will be the only time Pep will be available. And it’s no secret that Arsenal is one of his favoured clubs to manage.
It’s a sad state of affairs at Arsenal at the moment. Many know that I’ve always been an Arsene Knows Best kind of person but even now, I’m starting to lose faith in the great man. Let’s just hope he can still make something of this season.