When more Arsenal fans wanted Moyes in charge than Wenger

David Moyes

Will Arsenal fans be glad the Manchester United boss is not at the helm at the Emirates?

What a difference a few months in football makes.

Arsenal may now top the Premier League six games in, but back in February the Gunners were at a low point, already staring an eighth trophyless season.

This was before their late season run clicked into gear, which saw them snatch a Champions League spot from rivals Tottenham, laying the foundations for the successful start to 2013/14.

Back in February the Metro newspaper ran an online poll asking fans who they wanted in charge of the club.

The results were as follows - We've listed the top five:

David Moyes (21.74 per cent); Arsene Wenger (19.04 per cent); Michael Laudrup (17.31 per cent), Jose Mourinho (15.39 per cent), Dennis Bergkamp (8.09 per cent).

For full results and to see the poll itself click here.

Moyes has been a highly rated manager for a long while and has not become a bad manager overnight. So highly rated was he that Sir Alex Ferguson handpicked him as a replacement,

But while he experiences how tough a transition can be in his early days at United, losing three of their first six in the Premier League, it is Arsenal who are profiting from stability.

Wenger has an opportunity this season to prove his doubters wrong, and right now we wonder just how many of the 21.74 per cent of respondents to the Metro's poll are glad the Arsenal board kept the Frenchman in charge.

Did ever want Moyes in charge at the Emirates? Will he be a success at United? 

image: © Jason Gulledge

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