This season has been Wenger’s most difficult one at Arsenal, he’s had to cope with an inexperienced squad, injuries, impatient fans, player strops, and at the end of it he has still managed to ensure that we squeezed into the big time yet again next season, as well as taking us to the last 4 in Europe and an FA Cup semi-final.
Now he has to put up with harsh questioning from fans at the Shareholders meeting, and endless speculation that he will leave to go to Real Madrid.
Personally I think it would be awful for Wenger to go. His work isn’t finished at Arsenal and there is more to come. A barren patch is just that – a patch – and we are going to come out of this.
The main thing we need is to learn the lessons of the past two seasons – both fell apart due to a lack of depth in the squad.
We need to sign quality players with experience as Arshavin is asking for:
“We must buy in the summer. Not more potential, but players who are ready to do it now, players like me.
“We need two or three. If Arsenal want to win, they have to do it. We are tired of waiting.
“I believe that out of the top four English teams, when it comes to football, Arsenal are the best.
“They have the best style and the best coach. At the moment, young players come to Arsenal because they see it as a very big team, but if we carry on like this without winning trophies, young players will not want to come.
“Everyone likes the appeal of Arsenal, the football of Arsenal, the young players of Arsenal, but if there is no result they will stop.”
Action has to be taken – sell Adebayor to Milan if that is what it takes, and bring in several new players. Ade has potential, but he doesn’t seem happy at the club – as shown by his interview on the BBC. Best thing we can do is get a large sum of money for him.
He is the only player I could tolerate leaving, if any more go then we are looking at another season of disappointment – and disillusionment among the team.
Stick with Wenger though, stability is the key – what is the rush anyway – surely a team built over years which develops to its full potential and is successful over the long term is more preferable to a quick fix?