Five things Arsenal fans were thinking at the final whistle last night

By Stefano on February 20th, 2013 1 comment

A few things that Arsenal fans were thinking at the end of the game last night.

1 That this was their last European home game for a while – Many Gunners aren’t confident that Arsenal will over haul Spurs and/or Chelsea and secure a Champions League place next year. So last night could be the last Champions League night at The Emirates for quite some time.

2 That the defence needs a total restructuring – Not just a player or two but complete restructuring. Sagna played well, but the other three were generally very poor. Vermaelen isn’t the player he used to be, Koscielny might not have been fit, but looked sluggish and Mertesacker simply isn’t good enough. The team needs a defensively minded midfielder to add some protection and at least two new centre backs.

3 That Wenger needs to go – Maybe not today, or even if Villa beat Arsenal on Saturday, but at the end of the season. Piers Morgan might been advocating his removal now, but I think that a lot of Arsenal fans think he deserves the chance to try and turn things around this season. He could then leave with a degree of dignity in the summer. Arsenal need to be thinking about his replacement now.

4 The board that runs their football club is a shambles - Installing Silent Stan was a defensive move to prevent Usmanov from taking over. Kroenke has kept his part of the bargain by keeping quiet and letting the current team manage the club. However they simply aren’t up to the job. There’s no real leadership and no significant injection of cash and Arsenal need those to compete. If Usmanov was the controlling shareholder and brought Dein back they would have both.

5 Wilshere could become the new Gerrard - By that I mean the only realty outstanding member of a largely mediocre team. A player whose loyalty keep him at the club but who would achieve more if he left.

  • Hec

    The problem is if you wait till the end of the season to get rid of Wenger  it  will  not happen, he is a masterclass of manipulation , how long have we had , judge me at the end of the year etc etc etc .he always wants to be judged at a later date ,we have now had  8 years of disappointment while at the same time making the manager and directors and average players  very RICH PEOPLE.
     All  the wealth Wenger has made wasll  done on the back of the supporters,also  if this  bunch of imbeciles AKB  group  CARRY on digging their heads into the sand any longer  , we  will get a new manager only when Wenger  has been put into a nursing home.




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