Morning people! And no, I’m neither AKB (Arsene Knows Best) or WOB (Wenger Out Brigade), I consider myself a positive realist.
I want my team to win every time and I give the manager and the team a good verbal hiding when they’re shambles while urging them to step up to the plate next time. I however, don’t subscribe to the idea that Wenger should leave, at least, not yet.
He has created an institution many other European Clubs are envious of, we can beat our chests and say we’ve stayed in top flight football without recourse to a sugar daddy individual or family. We’ve done a lot with so little.
Now, that’s not to say there aren’t clubs like Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund who have done the same or better with far less in the bank but, then again, philosophies are different as are people. I’d rather we allowed Wenger build the team he wants to considering we’ve still got the January window and then the summer window. If after 2016, Wenger doesn’t deliver, then, and only then, can you have or ask for his head. Besides, he’d have a year left on his contract and it won’t hurt our finances so much to kick him out the door.
So, I’m asking C.Burley and Dan Thomas of ESPN and, @Westwoodgunner to sit pretty and be patient till 2016, then and only then can you call for Wenger to leave.
However, I believe Wenger is building something, he only has to be more organised. We have a slightly bloated squad with players in areas already, need I say again, bloated – midfield. Let some people go, maybe Podolski? Arteta? Flamini? Diaby? *cough*
Send some people out on loan – Sanaogo, Zelalem …
And don’t tell me I’m not as frustrated with our style of play or our avoidable losses are you are. I watch a match and I cry sometimes!
I feel so ashamed of myself right now, but yes, there! I said it. I cry sometimes when we give away stupid passes and lose winnable games like Tuesday’s.
But I can stay here and whine all day ( I only whine now when we play stupid) or vent, calm down, and carry on being positive and hoping for the best.
I don’t make excuses for Wenger by saying he’s got the best tactics or that he’s the best manager for the mighty Arsenal, no. But I say what I see, and I see that it seems he’s trying to build a formidable squad, gradually. His tactics and decision making might be sub-par The ‘Annoying’ One aka Jose Mourinho (And here, although Mourinho really ticks me off, that’s not to say I don’t face reality knowing he’s a better tactician and more decisive and ruthless than Wenger is).
So, again, Gunners, be patient.
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