Its time for Wenger to do the right thing and walk away…

Its time for Wenger to do the right thing and walk away…

Before I start I would like to say that Arsene Wenger has done some fantastic things for Arsenal FC. There is no doubt that Wenger has taken the club forward during his time and we have been lucky enough to have seen some fantastic football. Also off the pitch Wenger has been key to the way the club has been a major success with profits record most years and by moving to a new high class stadium.

But there comes a time when you have to draw a line and say enough is enough.

Arsenal haven’t won anything since 2005, and if anything Wenger is now starting to take the club backwards with his stubbornness.

The problem with Wenger is that he is very out of touch with reality. Only last week he said that this bunch of players are his greatest ever? .. Yes? Even better then the likes of Bergkamp, Vieira, Pires, Adams, Seaman Etc..

Wenger refuses to admit that he was wrong in not spending this summer or last summer when it was clear that we needed strengthening in key areas. GK, CB, DM and a clinical striker.

We all knew 2/3 years ago that we needed a power CB? Where is he?

Most of us were crying out for Gary Cahill in the summer or a player in that style. What happened, we allowed Gallas, Campbell, Silvestre and Senderos to leave for nothing and signed 2 CB with no EPL experience? I would say that Wenger did this on the cheap, But Wenger spent £8m on a CB who has been less then convincing and worst then all the players we allowed to leave for nothing. How many more times are we going to see teams score from free kicks or balls into the box? You cant keep blaming the keeper. Our CB should be dealing with this. ITS THERE JOB!

Wenger in his wisdom decide to not sign a GK this summer and stuck with Almunia as our number 1.. What happened. Almunia as we all knew he would made a massive mistake and he was dropped. To his credit Fabianski has come in and did “OK” but he will make mistakes just like Almunia. Wenger cant keep on switching from 1 dodgy keeper to the next. He has had more then enough time to address this.

We sold Eduardo, a clinical finish but not best suited to our current style of play of 4-5-1 and signed a player in Chamack who works the line well and links play well but he is not an out and out striker.
How many times have we recently seen Chamack thro on goal but stop, and refuse to take a shot? What type of striker doesn’t want to score? Put Drogba, Torres in that same position and they will only have 1 thing on there mind, and that’s hitting the back of the net.

Moving on to tactics…
Wenger has taken us from a successful 4-4-2, (Henry with Bergkamp just off with 2 wide players in Pires,Ljungberg or Overmars. and 2 CM in Vieira,Gilberto, Petit,Flamini)… to the current 4-5-1? WHY? We were winning things the old way? Why change it? And by changing it we are now weaker then before. So why are you sticking with something that’s not working?

Song and Denilson are supposedly in the team to act as a defensive shield, yet neither of them are capable of doing it. Most teams play with 1 DM and are strong. We have 2 and still let in 3 goals at home??? so whats the bloody point?

So overall Wenger has got EVERYTHING wrong over the last 3 years. from not signing the right players. to selling the wrong players and not replacing them.. to the tactics.

Lets face it Arsenal are never going to SACK a manager that makes a load of profit are they? So its time Wenger did the right thing and stepped aside.

We need a fresh start.. The back room staff and manager need to go… We need new ideas because Wenger and his project with kids and cheap signings is NOT working.

Thank you for everything you have done for us Mr Wenger, but its time for change at Arsenal

By Sinbad

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  1. Charlie

    November 22, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Why do all the AKBs keep saying to name a replacement for Wenger ?? had you even heard of him when we were looking for a replacement for Bruce Rioch ? no i didnt think so!!

  2. readie

    November 22, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    carlito,mate your so right…..

  3. Herbert Chapmans Arsenal Army

    November 22, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Please fellow Gooners don’t jump all over me for saying this, because I hate Tottenham as much as anyone, but due to Wenger’s poor transfer decisions, their best XI is better than our best XI. Why couldn’t Wenger pay £6m for Ben Foster? Who of us wouldn’t swap Clichy for Bale, or Arshavin for Modric, Denilson for van der Vaart, even Chamakh for Defoe? They have better centre-backs & defensive options than us. Wenger should have built a dynasty in his 14 years, a team that matches our stadium. He isn’t capable, which is why Mourinho openly ridicules him. He should have gone after 2006 CL Final.

  4. arsenal addict

    November 22, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Herbert Chapmans your talking out the back of your ARSE !

    Go and support the Spuds then you Cretin !

  5. Erichero

    November 22, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I thought we were done with this Wenger-out stuff on AA?

    The game hurt all of us, but it hurt Wenger even more – I loved that scene where he threw his bottle – brilliant.

    Great quote: “I want so much for this team to win that I am giving every drop of my blood to make sure that they win. I want them to be successful because they deserve it and it hurts when you get so close as you did on Saturday and you don’t manage to do it.”

    Go Wenger, I’m behind you as always.

  6. Lady Arsenal

    November 22, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Please just die.

    You hate this team, hate our manager, hate what our club has become.

    We don’t need you.

  7. lee farrar

    November 22, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Hardest thing for football fans is a loss if we had won different story so lets just wait till the final game of the season, and see who comes in, in jan… but we need a trophy wenger at least build on a carling cup trophy and go from there!!!!

  8. Herbert Chapman's Arsenal Army

    November 22, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    At what point were we close to winning on Saturday? It was like the hare & the tortoise! They made 1 tactical change at half-time, & that’s all it took to unravel Arsenal’s game-plan. No leadership, no defensive cohesion, & no stomach for the fight when it mattered most. The team reflect the managers personality, & as good as he is with the accounts, tactically in football, he is clue-less. Last season was Wenger’s 13th at Arsenal, in Ferguson’s 13th season at Man Utd he won the treble. After 24 years there is still the same hunger & intensity of desire at Man Utd, something that is desperately missing at Arsenal.

  9. TerryWogan

    November 22, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    This is such kneejerk bullshit. We allowed Gallas, Campbell, Silvestre and Senderos to leave and I’m glad about everyone of them. We brought in two CB’s and got a long term injury back so effectively three. You may have been screaming about Garry Cahill but not everyone was.

    As you graciously mention, we have moved into a new highclass stadium. Soon after however, you criticise Wenger for not winning a trophy in the last five years. Those two thing overlap. It’s sound to me like you would rather have an FA cup than Ashburton Grove. I certainly wouldn’t.

    I don’t agree with Wengers comparison with this team and his other teams but I do strongly believe that our current squad can win the EPL this year. Getting nostalgic about better days at highbury is not rational or productive.

    It’s a fair question to ask who would replace Wenger. I personally don’t think that it’s relevant. We have the greatest manager we’ve ever had. He loves the club and the rational, intelligent fans love him too.

    I think part of you wants us to beaten by the spuds so you can raise your anti-Wenger agenda. You revel in this.

    Arsenal forever.

  10. gunnerbill

    November 23, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Arsene has and still is giving his all to this club ,hes the best man for this job who else would give so much ?we were extremely unlucky on sat ,there is still only 3points in it and our players have learned a valuable lesson ,we will bounce back !the first half was a masterclass the yids didnt have a sniff,as for the second half that is something i will never be able to get my head around.
    we are very very close to something great i can feel it ,get behind them and be proud to chant their name !


    November 23, 2010 at 5:24 am

    We have not won anything in 5years,but we have posted profits.Other teams may win on the pitch, but we smile to the bank.We would pose moe profits ina few years from now when we will start the season without buying a player because we have children coming through,who will then entertain us. Afterall,Wenger has said winning is not everything,so why are we complaining.When we have put ourselves in the guinness book of records as the most entertaining team,we may then think of winning games,that is when we will send Wenger packing and buy players like Gallas,who are serious minded.How would Gallas have reacted on saturday if he were still as arsenal player.he would have gone upfront to create a goal,or lashed out at our incompetence,we inturn would have decended on him as we did,for attempting to change our pattern.Now he is gone and left us to do what we o best,throw points away.UP THE ARSENAL

  12. Vince

    November 23, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Total bollocks!!!

    Ask yourself a few questions.

    Where would we be now, in the league if Wenger was not the manager, under our current circumstances, i.e. not a lot of money to spend over the last few years. Would we be 2 points from top spot???

    Would we have qualified for champs league football for the last 13 years under another manager, and remember we are always one of the top eight seeds!!

    Would a so called top manager come to us with the probability of not a lot of money to spend and hope to complete with the chavs, citeh, manure, even the tiny tots year after year??

    Who would YOU go for? Be reasonable about it too. For instance, is there a prem league manager you would rather have in charge of our club? What about foriegners? Mourihno, great manager but would he come with no dosh to spend? Gus Hidink, Frank Rijgard AN Other? The only man who plays with a similar style is Pep Guardiola and I don’t see him leaving Barca any time soon.

    Last question, with the exception of manure and maybe even the spuds would not any other club in the prem and most of europe not jump at the chance of having Wenger as their manager, ask most fans of other clubs.

    Please don’t get me wrong, as a life long gooner, season ticket holder etc. I was as pissed off as any of you, I still do not know how we did it on Saturday but the fact remains we are still in the thick of it and once we get our heads sorted properly we will challenge. That is where I believe our problem is, in the players heads and yes, that is for Wenger to sort out.

    So, to sum up…..get real people, be very careful of what you wish for.

  13. Prashant Gandhi

    November 23, 2010 at 9:01 am

    hah… ANR is the best. Myles actually thinks Owen Coyle will be a good replacement to Arsene. Where does he get off ?

  14. steve

    November 23, 2010 at 9:51 am

    gary cahill is he world class? he can’t get in front of about 6 other england c/h? we all know sqiddly didly & kozzer are not good enough it is very frustrating. Thing is the one he wanted subotic is @ buss/dortmund who are well clear in the german league & now won’t let him go, but don’t worry if who think spuds are man for man better than Arsenal think again

  15. Gooner1

    November 23, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Are you lot on here serious? Were only a bit of consistency away from a great team who WILL win trophies! We’ve been through the hard 5 years when we were waiting for the kids to come good, now were so close and your calling for the man who made this club even greater to walk away! Arsene may or may not be the best manager in world football, but he’s certainly up there and name we one person you think could step in and do better with the resources he’s got? Didn’t think so!

  16. Graham

    November 23, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Let me start by saying that, as a northern-based Arsenal fan, I possibly underestimate the significance of surrending a lead and losing to our local rivals. But I still cannot help being staggered by the massive overreaction to what happened and the venom that has been directed at Wenger and the players as a result. Get real. We didn’t capitulate in the pitiful way that many believe and could still have won the game comfortably in spite of conceding the goals we did. In truth, the second period was pretty much end-to-end stuff and we ended up losing out in what was an enthralling contest with football the overall winner. The Fabregas penalty incident apart, I fail to see the basic mistakes players supposedly made to let Spurs back in. Yes, Koscielny is a long way from being the finished article but his heading prowess has been more than evident thus far. He’d probably win nine out of ten aerial challenges against Defoe – he just happened to lose one that proved significant. And as for the free-kick that led to the winning goal, such mistimed challenges occur from the first minute to the last in pretty much every game. Some prove costly; most don’t. Having said all that, I think Djourou has been solid recently and should have been kept in the side. But instead of looking for scapegoats, sometimes you have to give credit where it’s due. It might hurt to admit it, but Tottenham are a decent side nowadays and have proved their resilience on more than one occasion this season. Stirring comebacks have become a regular habit for them. When the furore has died down, the more rational gooners will probably accept this. Yes, it is frustrating to evidently continue to go two steps forward and one back in the quest to recapture a trophy-winning habit. We do, however, remain tantalisingly close and fulfilling this ambition certainly does not require clearing out the manager and half of his squad as some so-called supporters advocate. Face facts. The level of competition is intensifying and no team will have things all their own way. Given a long-overdue decent run on the injury front, Arsenal have at least as good a chance as the rest to win something. If we don’t though, it certainly won’t be through a lack of trying on anyone’s part. Have faith!

  17. Jordan G

    November 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I saw the headline…Read the first paragraph…

    Would just like to say…


    He is the heart of Arsenal Football Club…who do you expect to come in and take his place? because there are so many managers in his league sitting around waiting for a job arent there (y)

    Cant believe people even say this about Wenger…He is the man to lead us to glory…he knows he needs GK and a CB but hes stubborn….his stubborness has got us into the top four every season since our team practically fell apart after the CL final…He cant help it if the team under performs like in saturda againt the shower of shit…That team that started BAR KOSCIELNY is good enough for arsenal…its a mental thing within their own heads…wenger cant change that he can only give them the toold to develop and teach them which is is doing to a standard that is above alot of other managers…what other manager has a room full of tvs and computer screens all around of every game and sits in there every day analysing the team…the answer is NO ONE…ARSENE WENGER ‘THE PROFESSOR’ STAYS !

  18. tau

    November 24, 2010 at 9:21 am

    i certainly agree, wenger is arrogant, against Braga in the CL last nit, realised we lacked quality t challenge f honors, honestly eboue,theo, wilshere, denilson, gibbs, squilachi,rosicky, bendnter and vela will win us nothing.look @ it guys, why isnt th man buying still believing in children in a game played by man.fget abt winning the CL, not even the EPL as long we hv these players either as 1st teamers or back up. aint just good enuf, right now i think we got three relatively good players in Nasri, Chamakah, Sagna. the 4th one is injured vamuelen

  19. Sparky

    November 25, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Sinbad has crossed the line asking for Wenger’s head, but a lot of the issues he has raised MUST be addressed!! Any successful sports team or individual is built around mistakes, analysis, criticism, hard work and finally improvement. We can’t keep saying the team is “a couple steps from world class”, or “destined for greatness”. Where does this come from? Our performances all season long have suggested that we are far from greatness. Defeats at home to West Brom, Newcastle and Tottenham before December. So many fans are blinded by ambition; they think so long as we keep cheering on our team, it will happen.

    How many fans have you heard say, “let’s judge him in May”. This does my box in. I vividly remember Wenger coming out a couple seasons ago with the exact quote “judge me in May”. Sure enough, May came around, and we finished 4th, 18 points behind United. Judgements were made, and those fans were berated for it. Fans who criticize (although perhaps not to the extent that Sinbad does) only want the best for our team. In Sinbad’s case, he believes that a new manager and backroom staff would be the best for our team. I disagree, but that’s my opinion. It’s not exactly an outrageous proposal. FFS, we haven’t touched silverware in years. For people to come out and say “if you don’t support us, go support Spurs” is absolutely moronic. Many of you simply don’t understand the concept of support.

  20. francesc marouane

    January 4, 2011 at 12:39 am

    if wenger goes, so does fabregas.. simple

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