Arsenal are clearly not having the best time of it at the moment with an inconsistent start to the season all conspiring against manager, players and fans alike.
The result against Fulham was a real eye-opener into their frailties. At times they appeared unplayable with Cazorla pulling the strings and Olivier Giroud on top form. However mistakes and an inability to deal with the attacking trio of Dimitar Berbatov, Alexander Kacaniklic and Bryan Ruiz ultimately cost them (along with a great penalty save from Mark Schwarzer in the final attempt of the game).
The going-ons at The Emirates are important to me as every day I conduct a round-up of all the activity related to Arsenal FC throughout that given 24 hours ranging from transfer tittle-tattle, injury news and the clubs clowns misbehaving on Twitter.
Yesterday came the news of a potential ‘spending spree’ and Carl Jenkinson’s new five-year-deal but also Arsene Wenger was very vocal about important subject matters. He confirmed his belief the club were not yet out of the title race and also highlighted his concern over the November international break that causes him such stress.
One Arsenal fan however made an extremely passionate comment over his current disillusion at the state of affairs at The Emirates:
‘’Who listens to the fool Wenger anymore, he loves the sound of his own voice, even the banner behind the goal which read 'In Arsene we trust' has gone, everyone is sick to death of his excuses, his lack of vision, his contempt for the fans, his tactics are outdated, he simply can not motivate the team anymore and I don't think the players like playing for him anymore’’
The comment received multiple thumbs-up from likewise individuals and despite an equally impassioned repost from another football fan…
Wrong. If you're an Arsenal man then go and support someone else, If not then I'm not interested in what you have to say in the first place. Wenger deserves your respect no matter who you support.
…you do have to start wondering what the majority of Arsenal fans really think. Wenger was greeted with a standing ovation at the troublesome club AGM last month but are some fans simply losing patience with the Frenchman?
Personally I have the utmost respect for Arsene Wenger and I doubt we will ever see a team as entertaining and clinical as The Invincibles that he assembled but also the long trophy drought must be hard viewing for the Arsenal faithful.
So I am keen to know what Arsenal fans really think about the issue, as of course it is their opinion that matters.
Has Arsene Wenger lost it? Or is he simply an unfortunate victim of circumstance?
Let us know your views…
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