Frank Mclintock "Wenger has lost the plot"

Today former captain and Arsenal legend Frank Mclintock said what most Arsenal fans feel but are to embarrassed to admit.

Only a few minutes ago Frank mclintock was being interviewed on talksport, and said that Arsene Wenger has lost the plot at Arsenal, Frank mclintock said that “90% of Arsenal fans can all see that Arsenal need players in certain areas, but yet Wenger cant see it” , He also went on to say that “this was the worst Arsenal side in the 12 years under Wenger”.

Good on you Frank, Very well said!

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78 Comments

  1. BunkUP

    February 24, 2009 at 8:48 am

    I bet most of you slagging Mclintock don’t even know what he did for this club. Shame on you, the geezer is entitled to an opinion.
    What Mclintock is saying is not too far from what we all know. Why else would a manager who had players like Vieria and Petit put up with Eboue and Song??? Beggers belief!!

  2. Rich

    February 24, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Whats up with these plastic fans we have nowadays – u gold diggers – these are probably the same fans saying English players need to get a chance – now buy established players – where do you get them: abroad and now what happens to the Wilshere, Walcott etc???
    If you said Arsene knows for the last 12 years how can he become ignorant all of sudden?? THINK – use your head!!

  3. jay

    February 24, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Frank joined Arsenal when the the club was on its arse in the early 60s .he captained the side to the double in 1970 .He led the team with great spirit and he is a Gooner through and through.He is entitled to his opinion,when he says that Wenger has lost the plot.I do think Wenger takes us for idiots sometimes ,and perhaps we are not getting the full story of why we are not getting the players we all are calling for

  4. Hugo

    February 24, 2009 at 11:25 am

    HOW ANYONE CAN SAY THIS IS THE WORST TEAM WE’VE HAD UNDER WENGER IS BEYOND ME! LOOK AT OUR MIDFEILD- ROSICKY, FABREGAS, WALCOTT, NASRI, ARSHAVIN- I CAN’T REMEMBER EVER HAVING THAT MANY QUALITY ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS. PEOPLE TALK ABOUT EBOUE, DENILSON, SONG, BENDTNER ETC AS THOUGH THEY ARE THE BEST WE HAVE TO OFFER, AND SEEM TO IGNORE THE FACT THAT WE’VE PLAYED MOST OF THE SEASON WITH 5 OF OUR FRONT 6 FROM OUR SECOND STRING, AND STILL WE’VE MANAGED TO GET OURSELVES TO FIFTH IN THE LEAGUE. CAN ANYONE REALLY BE STUPID ENOUGH TO GENUINELY BELIEVE THAT ROSICKY, CESC, THEO, ARSHAVIN, EDUARDO AND A FIT AND FIRING ADE ARE NOT WORTH THE 6 POINTS BETWEEN US AND VILLA, AND THEN A LOT MORE ON TOP? APPARENTLY THEY CAN, WE HAVE A SQUAD CAPABLE OF CHALLENGING FOR THE TITLE, WE JUST NEED TO SHARE THE SAME SORT OF LUCK AS OUR RIVALS FOR ONCE. AND WE NEED ALL THE SHORT SIGHTED FUCKING “WENGER OUT” IDIOTS TO SHUT UP OR FUCK OFF.

  5. Nudenut

    February 24, 2009 at 11:30 am

    First off hightower your a prick, are you a “proper” gooner ?, are you from upper street ?highbury ?do you even live anywhere near islington/holloway ? have half of all you tunde’s or ramajams even been to a game? or england for that matter ? a proper supporter comes from/born and bred into a local club. all ask yourself who do you support? wenger or Arsenal, the only people I would give any time for here is John Thomos and Jaygooner, who rightly point out to some of you people who have only ever supported arsenal under wenger that Frank is more arsenal than wenger will ever be, captian of the the double winners in the 70’s and arseanl legend to the locals. thats one of the problems with this great club now to many supporters who follow the manager and not Arsenal, Wenger is a Arsenal legend, but so is Henry norris, herbert chapman and bertie mee, but apart from john thomas and jaygooner I wouldnt expect any of the rest of you to know about them having just joined in the wenger era

  6. Brigham

    February 24, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    I think Frank is fully entitled to his opinion and I can only assume that some of you who are slagging Frank off are too young to remember what HE did for our club in the late 60s’s and early 70’s? I can also only imagine those same people have only been following Arsenal for the past 10 years or so.

    I am not one of the Wenger out brigade, but I am one who wishes he would lose this stubborn youth policy streak and invest in some more experienced players.

    I love Arsene, I love what HE has done for our club, my club, but he I firmly believe he is tactically inept and has very little idea how to change a game we need to win. This has been proven time and time again with his substitutions, which invariably get us nowhere. How many more times are we as fans going to have to endure the sight of our superstars failing to break down a very mediocre team at our gaff? Plenty more I fear.

    I am taking my boots up with me tonight, because if I see Eboue anywhere near the pitch then I feel I must be worth a ‘run out’ over that flamming idiot.

  7. willesden gooner

    February 24, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I cannot believe that so many people really think Wenger is stupid. This is a man who has risen to the very top in football management, won numerous titles and had both Arsenal playing in a Champions League final. It is obvious to me that he has identified the team’s weak areas and attempted to fill them, remember Alonso in the summer, an extra 2 million and he would be starting tonight alongside Fabregas in the centre. Also Flamini was allowed to leave by the board not the manager. Can you all not see a pattern… Arsenal are in debt and have budgeted the smallest possible amount for transfers and wages, with a constant stream of income from the Accademy, the stadium is costing the club a large amount of money and I think they are aiming to pay this off faster than announced. The plan has been to fund a new stadium whilst spending the minimum amount on transfers, illustrated by the purchase of a large crop of young players around 2003-2005 including Cesc and RvP. Wenger is the reason that this was possible while maintaining Arsenal’s position at the top of the English game. They are taking a long view, once the stadium is paid for (expect less than five years) the club will be completely self sustaining with large yearly profits ready to dominate the league. I for one cannot wait (5 years and Cesc will be reaching his prime).

  8. Babar

    February 24, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    the point is that Wenger has the job and you are just writing posts on this wall. If you had any competence in this domain you wouldn’t be wasting time here but be in charge of a team.

  9. omar

    February 24, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    it’s not important what any1 thinks. arsene wenger is our manager and thats how its going to be. lets just get behind to me and enough negative comments please. fabregas,rosicky,eduardo,walcott are all important players and we have been missing them like any other team would

  10. Andrew.

    February 24, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Arsene is not the best manager in the world. Whatever we may think Fergie has as much claim to this title as most.

    Looking back in years to come although Arsene will be seen as Arsenals best manager so far. It will also be viewed that Arsene had many faults & his greatness will always be questioned because Arsenal under Arsene should have won more titles & cups than they did, especially with the teams & talent we had.

  11. Samuel Jrn

    February 24, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Every supporter seems to know football and have an opinion about the team which is nice. My point is we all want people to accept Arsenal as a big club by building 60 seater stadium, that loan most to be paid and at the say time we want to be best team in England and that cost money. To compete at the top for a long time we must make some sacrifices and that start now by being patient.
    Secondly we used the same defence last year and it was ok now it is not good enough, we lost 3 players, flamini be can replace by Danielson or Song. Gilberto was a second choice but KLeb is the one we really missed that is why we bought the Russian. We cannot afford to have a large team and injuries has cost us this season.
    All the top clubs Owners want to be like Arsenal as they are find it hard to bank roll their clubs year after year or we may ended up like Leeds United.

  12. brian

    February 24, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Im not prepared to listen to anything that the idiot Mclintock says having watched him making a fool of himself on Sky Sports for years.If cunts could fly he’d be a wing commander.

  13. Will

    February 24, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    I want Kevin Keegan as manager with an open cheque book. Post match interviews would be much more fun than watching the german economist go on about how much belief he has in this shoddy team.

  14. arsenal>nl

    February 24, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Completely agree. Wenger ,he played for a team that cannot play in the competition anymore,? I’m talking about the midfield that is going to play this rounds two games. which would be Denilson, Diaby, Song, Eboue. i hope arsenal finsih the job in 1st leg ,oley oley ..
    line up tonight ,
    Almunia
    Sagna-Toure-Gallas-Clichy
    Eboue-Denilson-Diaby-Nasri
    Bendtner-Van Persie
    Arsenal 3 – Roma 0

  15. John Lock

    February 24, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Everyone is entitled to their opinions, so am I. Tonight Arsenal is going to make Roma wish they had come here with Pope Benedict’s blessing. Forget the EPL for a day and all gooners cheer the club to a magnificent win tonight. GUNNER FOR LIFE!!

  16. Jay

    February 24, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Frank Is an Arsenal legend… Arsenal too the core… so as much as i don’t agree with his assesment, show some respect. Im disgusted to read a soo called “fan” calling him a “cunt”??? Express your oppinion yes, but do not insult a man who captained us to a double, and another 3 major finals…

  17. sig

    February 24, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    what a sad bunch of so-called fans you lot are…
    there are only 2 managers in the premiership who’ve had any kind of long-term success & that is because their board backs them.

    do we really want to go the spurs route firing & hiring managers ad infinitum?

    let’s have a reality check and give wenger some time.

    we are in transition. I don’t like it anymore than anyone else but give the guy a break.

    stop moaning & start supporting your team

  18. new World order

    February 24, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    We’re too slow to advance the ball, and never seem to try a pass over 20 yds… Song & Denilson are culprits #1 and #2 for slowing the game down and letting the opposition set up, but Diaby and Eboue aren’t much better, and Adebayor has provided help in pushing the defense back.

    Wenger needs someone in his ear – we have the players, but he is way too forgiving and tolerant of substandard work. Adebayor shouldn’t see the field for a long time now that Eduardo is back. Eboue shouldn’t be anywhere near the pitch after the Tottenham game, but there he is being subbed in for the equally awful Song, who shouldn’t be given another start for a long time after this past Saturday.

    Grrrrrr…. so frustrating. Wenger is still the best option out there to coach for us – who else would you get? But has he become so isolated/insulated that he can’t see these things?

  19. sawtooth

    February 24, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Bollocks to all of you. Wenger has practically managed things single handedly over the last few years and apart from the new ground to sort out had to rebuild a new team with f*** all money.
    Arseholes like you give the club a bad name but thankfully pondlife like you only make up 5% of the fan base. No real, level headed gooner would Arsene to walk away, failing my arse. He’s doing a great job….you cant win the f***ing title every year. The time now whilst waiting for all of the young players to gel and reach their potential will make it all the more satisfying when we start winning things again in future. Put your toys back in the pram or f*** off and support utd.

  20. sawtooth

    February 24, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    I cant believe Frank said that or that it was in any context that would have meant harm to Wenger. If he did then truly he is a C*** legend or not, but I dont believe it.

    The only other explanation is that he has fallen out with the club and has an axe to grind.

    Lost the plot? Thats insane.

  21. goonerdave

    February 24, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    and Frank McLintock is to football what Stephen Hawking is to physics…. oh no, he’s a simpleton that repeats pub talk and gets paid for doing so. Nice to hear his raft of possitive ideas, ah… yeah, see there are none. Ah well, sack the manager, sell the team, start again and we can prolong this mediocrity indefinitely.

  22. Josh

    February 24, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    HELL YEAH I AGREE

    wenger has lost it. who in their right mind would play eboue?!?!

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  24. hec

    February 25, 2009 at 4:14 am

    Frank , SPOT ON, and the clowns that are bagging Frank for his comment ,should know he was the man that turned Arsenal into European fairs cup winners and double winners when every team in the 1st. division was a battle. well said Frank.

  25. superman

    March 1, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Well well well.. .the Arsene Knows Brigade have struck back in true force on here because someone has dared to criticise Le Boss slightly again..
    Responses like “You Cunt ” and likewise just about sums you retards up
    So did you go and watc hthe same shit yesterday against Fulham. Hmm i think not or if you did could all you lot and take all the AK lovers with you down the lane and get our club back..
    WELL DONE FRANK DONT BE SCARED TO SPEAK THE TRUTH ! ! ! ! ! !

  26. Original Gooner

    April 14, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Funny how a few weeks changes everything Arsene KNOWS.

  27. wenger has no choice

    May 5, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I really do think Wenger would spend if he could. The board just isn’t supplying the cash, we don’t have the funds since we bought the stadium and if we want to compete effectively for anything in the 17 years before it is paid off we are going to have to receive some forein investment via a take over. Wenger knows we don’t have the cash so he buys young and lets them appreciate in value so he can sell them off, all the while trying in vain to win a trophy and achieve the number one aim of retaining champions league status.

    And for those of you who think the board do have the money and believe we have cash to spend, look at the stats United’s net spending over 3 years 70mil, Arsenals 3mil. The figurs don’t lie.

  28. Hinaman

    August 30, 2009 at 1:42 am

    do you play wow ? maybe we could join forces 🙂

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