Arsene Wenger needs to put up or shut up

by Michael Somerville

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
 

There is only so much that one can take from another human being before one snaps.

I have immense respect for the man from a footballing perspective; he has put so much into the British game as we know it, reforming the entire drinking and dietary culture around the game and contributing a new attacking flair with a dogged defensive solidity. His teams have produced some of the greatest strikers, midfielders and defenders the Premier League has ever seen. Henry, Bergkamp, Adams, Fabregas, Viera.

Sublime.

However, things haven’t been going Monsieur Wenger’s way for a while now and he is not happy. He is doing what most of us do, and that is blame extenuating circumstances for his and his team’s misfortune. Frankly, it embarrasses me to see a grown up, intelligent man with so much going for him blaming the state of a pitch for his sides recent loss.

Wenger said of the pitch, “The overall technical quality of the game suffered from a very bad pitch.”

Manchester United were, in my opinion, the better team on Monday night and they deserved their narrow victory. It hurts Arsenals’ fans pride to admit this, but until real progress can be made, these things need to be faced up to. Then Arsenal football club can step out of the blame game and move onwards and upwards with realism and humility.

Who is to blame for Arsenal’s recent loss to Manchester United? The manager, staff and the players.

Who is to blame for Arsenal’s five year trophy-less haul? The manager, staff and the players.

All is not lost for Arsenal Football Club and Arsene Wenger. They have the ability to be a great club yet again.

But first they must face up or shut up.

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  • hec

    isnt it time we said NO we are fed up with 2nd/3rd/4th.

    Arsene thanks the gunners have made you rich and you have made the directors of the gunners rich , but WE have not won nothing with one of your only teams, everything you ever one has had a element of Grahams team, maybe Bruce Rioch when he bought Bergkamp , Arsene would you have paid a huge amount of money for Bergkamp ,No you would not, too much , buy young make money , Arsene do us a favour , RESIGN ,you have did a great job , but we ares sick of ,champions league qualofications , premier league challengers , the type of season to keep the cash flow coming in , but a big fat ZERO for the supporters , Arsene time you gave someone else a chance.

  • JJ

    all in all fairness, you have did a great job Arsene?

    So who exactly shall replace him then?

  • Asmo

    The usual tepid dross from here.

    Dig out an article blaming defeat on the pitch and you might have an issue, instead you just look like a pathetic trolling site with a dislike for Arsene Wenger.

    Poor show as ever, although your picture always gets a chuckle, kudos for that.

  • NOAH NIKANOR

    MR. WENGER IS NOT LEARN FROM YESTERDAY, HE IS SO DIFICULT WITH THE HE DOING HE THING, HE HAS ARCHIED MOST EVERYTHING NOT CHAPION LEGUE JET. I GREE WITH THOSE SAYING HE MUST RESIGN MR. WENGER. HE TAKING THE TEAM BACK WITH GOOD TALENT LIKE VILA; WALCOLT; EBOUE AND DELNISON. IS TIME TO LET SOME OF THE PLAYER TO MOVE LIKE RVP; CLINCH; THOMAS; SONG; ARSVEN AND ALMUNIA………………………………….PLEASE NEW MANAGEMENT IF WE NOT GET TWO SILVERWARE THIS YEAR.

  • jeremy goldsmith

    It’s time for Wenger to accept the truth.His policy from tactics to recruitment aint working.Please stop giving excuse for the constant defeats by your biggest rivals.
    Yeah he has done wonders for the gunners. But since 2004,the gunners seem to stagnate. His refusal to buy the experienced players is the major cause. His buy kid and loan policy takes time and even then the kids are not guaranteed epl material when they have matured.
    I think it’s time for someone to take over and play football as it should be played and not weave patterns which sometimes befuddles the players.
    He has a chance to redeem himself agaginst Chelsea. Lose it and it will confirm the gunners as second rate.

  • wing

    and the author of this post simply needs to shut up.

  • wing

    and that “hec” guy please, don’t use “we”. Your opinion does not represent all the Gooners. And Hell, stop pretending you are an Arsenal SUPPORTER when you are not. One defeat, sack the manager? brilliant.

  • http://www.ukfootballfinder.co.uk Mystical Mike

    we haven’t beaten Chelsea or Man U in 11 attempts, losing 10 of them.

    So what, we went 18 years without winning at Stamford bridge.

    Judge Wenger after this season.

    We’ll back on top on Saturday then the same idiots who are calling for his head will be saying we can win the league.

    Most fickle fans in the world, and just dam right spoilt ones at that!

  • http://newsnow herbzoverrum

    still so many gooners with heads in sand..so what if we are top this weekend,as soon as we play chelsea we will do what we always do…lose against big teams. wenger is a clown. he done good things for us but that was five years ago!!!!!!!!! time to move on. it makes me sick when people say replace him with who? let me give u a clue…anyone who has a plan b,who will spend money,riddiculous,i supported arsenal before any of you knew who the fuck wenger was.. he is not arsenal he is a accountant who is fuckinr the fans

  • Mike Somerville

    Just so people know, I am not calling for his head. Arsenal have been doing quite well this season, and I haven’t written them off in winning the title.

    Wenger could just do with adjusting his attitude is all.

  • Alex

    Trust wenger he knows what his doing at least we 2nd last season we were in a diff siyuation… carling cup fa cup premier league and then semi final of champions league….trust wenger trust me… his signing Benzema sakcho and hazard.. all game changers…SAKHO and BENZY…. fab is great but its psycological his injuri..plus chamck does his best…vpersie yet to start, walcot nasri…arshavin should be a sub super sub….vela on hold…..sakho comes in for song…wilshere and deiaby and denilso rotate…rosicky welll on the sides…djouruou should start…in goal we need both these keeperes to comptete…..dont trust fabianski trust bothe keeperes. almunia ot….3players in…serious

  • Alex

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  • hec

    why do some clowns that send in remarks think that if you are critical of Wenger you are disloyal and not a true Arsenal fan , I got accused of that because I sent in a article giving MY opinion that Wenger needs to inject a couple of leaders into the team , some people said that I WAS probably not a true gunner , I go back more than most , to the days of the mighty Quin , terry Neil , Ian Ure, etc . i was at the back of the goal at wembley when Charlie scored and at white hart lane the monday before , and been a regular since they days , the guy who slated me has probably been a gunner since we had a all seater . Hec

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