Is Wenger the problem or is it the board? by KJ
After our last 3 results, a lot of Arsenal fans are rightfully livid at what is happening at the club. We are now 15 points off the top of the table. That is frankly embarrassing and at this rate, we could easily be 30 points off the top come May.
My question is; is it Wenger’s fault or the board? There is definitely an argument for both.
Those that want Wenger out have some good reasoning. The man has failed to win a trophy in 8 years for the club. He’s had teams that were very capable of winning the league and failed to rally the 2007-2008 team to win the title after that horrific leg break on Eduardo. The team was heads and shoulders above United that season and yet we crumbled from the summit to lose a title that should’ve been ours.
He’s also proven to be stubborn and is making far more mistakes tactically than he used to do. Even now, we’ve already had unsavoury results against the likes of Sunderland, Fulham and Swansea at home as well as Aston Villa and Norwich away. Wenger is better than that and he’s always been able to consistently beat the smaller teams. Why has it changed?
The board are also accountable. They have failed to secure the long term contracts of key players that would make us one of the best teams in the world, let alone the Premier League (Van Persie, Nasri and now possibly Walcott and Sagna). They have also failed to give Wenger the appropriate funds to get his men. We’ve been so close to signing stars like Mata and Gotze for it to only go to pot because we didn’t offer another million or two.
I personally feel like it’s a combination of both at the moment. Wenger really is struggling to do the simple things at the moment and that is to motivate this team. They seem completely disinterested. However, the board have constantly shown they are not willing to pay the money to push this club to the top.
My only question to you is, if the board ever do sack Wenger, do you honestly expect them to sign the likes of Klopp or Guardiola or more like Roberto Martinez to take Arsenal forward?