Trevor Sinclair takes rare stance on Arsenal’s current affairs

Arsene Wenger

Trevor Sinclair has had his say on Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s recent decisions.

BBC pundit Trevor Sinclair feels there has been an overreaction to Arsenal’s midweek Champions League defeat to Olympiakos and called for a touch of realism, on social networking site Twitter.

The Gunners slipped into their latest so-called crisis on Tuesday, losing 3-2 at home to Olympiakos and plunging their hopes of qualification for the Champions League knockout stages into doubt.

The main talking point was Arsene Wenger’s decision to rest Petr Cech and start back-up keeper David Ospina, a decision which seemingly backfired as the Colombian made a major error leading to a goal.

As such, leading pundits haven’t been shy in airing their indifference..

Gary Neville says Arsenal need to change, on his blog for Sky Sports, Robbie Savage has name-dropped Jurgen Klopp in the Mirror and Alan Shearer discussed his bemusement with Coral.

Sinclair, however, has opted to look at the bigger picture and feels the North Londoners have plenty of time and games ahead of them in order to get back on track.

Bigger Picture:

While Arsene Wenger has his obvious faults, the Gunners have been written off time and time again only to come through with success, and perspective is needed.

With just seven Premier League fixtures gone, there is an entire season still to play, including two domestic cups and, of course, another four Champions League group games.

Manchester City edged their way through in Europe when facing a dire situation this time last year, while it’s also worth noting that the Gunners were victors on their last two visits to the Allianz Arena to face Bayern Munich.

It has been a bad week, admittedly, but some of the calls for Wenger to stand down now make little sense.

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