No Excuses left Wenger – You are killing my club and my passion for it. Please leave

It is nothing-personal Arsene. I will always appreciate everything you have achieved for Arsenal Football Club, which is considerable, winning more trophies than any previous Arsenal manager has done. Nevertheless, it really is time you handed over the reins to somebody else.

It sounds like Arsene Wenger in no mood to relinquish his job next season and wants to finish his contract. If that is the case, then the majority shareholder and the Board have to show they have the cojones to tap him on the shoulder, thank him for everything he has done. To then tell him either you agree that we put out a statement saying you are leaving by “mutual consent” to preserve your honour and dignity or we will have no alternative other than to sack you for the good of Arsenal Football Club.

I have been watching Arsenal since I was nine years old and I am 61 now. I have been going since long before England won the World Cup and been a season ticket holder for over 40 years. I have witnessed the end days of Bertie Mee, Terry Neill and George Graham and I can honestly say I have never felt as low as I do watching Arsenal this season. Under Arsene, I feel devoid of hope and he is slowly killing the massive passion I have for my club. This season I have missed six home matches, which is unheard of for me. Normally it is two or three at the most. 

It’s time

We have lost eleven league games this season and conceded 45 goals, which is one more than last season with five matches still to play. We have lost every away game in the league this year. This season we got beat at Brighton, Bournemouth, Watford, Stoke, Swansea and Newcastle. We also failed to win at West Ham, West Brom and Southampton.

 

I was there at the City Ground to see us fall at the first hurdle in our defence of the FA Cup, when we were humiliated and comfortably turned over by a poor Championship side in Nottingham Forest. I was there when we got annihilated 3-0 at Wembley by Manchester City in the worst result and performance in a major cup final by an Arsenal side in our entire history and what’s more it could have been a lot more. There were Arsenal fans leaving in droves well before the end of the game, with barely an Arsenal fan in sight by the final whistle. Which is something I have never seen Arsenal fans do at a major cup final.

We are going backwards as a club. Fifth in the table last season with no Champions League this season. We are battling with Burnley for sixth place. Burnley a club with nowhere near the financial power of The Arsenal.

Our new rivals are Burnley!

We have not put up a proper title challenge for years. We were hammered 10-2 by Bayern Munich last time out in the Champions League and are light years away from winning either competition.

Frankly, I am sick of hearing the pathetic excuses trotted out by Arsene Wenger on why we lost. The latest to say we are tired is laughable. He’s was able to rest the first team for most of the season by playing a second string in the Europa League. Unlike the other big clubs which have to field their best teams in both the Premier League and the Champions League.

Do you remember when Arsene said he was going to win the Premier League before his last contract run out in 2017, that did not happen did it. I must admit I was disappointed when Arsene blamed for fans for his and the teams shortcomings.

Cojones time Stan

It is not just me that is sick of seeing us drift into mediocrity. We are playing in front of 40k at best for most of the games at the Emirates lately. To finish let me just say this if Stan Kroenke and the Board are happy to let Arsene see out his contract. They can expect a half-empty stadium to become the norm next season and the team will continue to slide further down the table. There is a very slim chance we could progress to the Europa League Final but do you honestly think that our defence capable of keeping out Atletico Madrid over the two legs of the semi-final? No me neither.

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6 Responses to No Excuses left Wenger – You are killing my club and my passion for it. Please leave

  1. UpTheArse April 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm #

    Saddens me to say it but I’m really starting to dislike the deluded old twat.

    If he loved the club like he says he would have left a long time ago.

    • Dave Seager April 16, 2018 at 4:49 pm #

      Many feel the same. I do

  2. P. Mulundu April 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm #

    Arsenal is keeping Wenger because he is making a lot of money for the club by not buying good players but the moment the number of season tickets dwindle, he will be nowhere.

  3. Daniel Egwu April 16, 2018 at 5:43 pm #

    It doesn’t have to come like this! Are we sure that who we have at Arsenal as manager is Arsene? That suave, polished, principled and eclectic manager that inspired me each time he spoke. Are we sure this is the same man who built team after team, yet enchanting us all with hitherto unimaginable football? Well, that was until ten years ago or thereabouts. Ever since, the slide and same recourse to what is not working has become the norm.
    The slide to mediocrity has really surprised everyone. But more painful is the disappointment that he has become a liar, unprincipled, insensitive and determined to destroy what is left of a club he claims he loves. He will not buy the right players – defensive midfielders, Central defenders or even wingers for penetration. He is totally bent on proving everyone wrong – his addiction to his slow, sideways and laboured tippy-tappy football. Younger managers have made it faster, press, added aggression and are not fixated with with small, lightweight players lacking cojones!
    Year after year, it has been one disaster after another. Someone must save him or arsenal from Wenger. Its now all about him! Longest serving premiership manager, has remained faithful to Arsenal, must see off his contract, he has managed more than a thousand games,……, its now all aboit him. And the Board is there indulging him, watching him destroy the Arsenal brand. Yes, even if he stays a further five years, he can’t win anything anymore but the collateral damage to the club will be irreparable. He has already lost that affection the every Arsenal fan had for him and I wonder what he wants to achieve by doing this to himself. He constantly reminds me of the sit-tight African tyrant who equates himself to his country. Yes, Wenger feels he alone is Arsenal and does not see the rot, the embarrassment the gunners fans face or have faced these few years.
    Klopp has taken two years to build this all firing Liverpool side. Pochetino has also these few years past, built a strong side. Mourinho has equally under two years done same. I am afraid to mention Guardiola because of the money he has spent but the fact is that he knew what the team lacked, went for them and transformed what he met. How many years now has Wenger been building a team? Very soon, the likes of Ramsey, Auba, Lacazette will feel, just like RVP and Sanchez, that need to go out and win the premiership.
    Go, Wenger, please go! !

  4. Omar El-kilany April 16, 2018 at 9:43 pm #

    Well put and spot on by Gary Lawrence, I found Daniel Egwu reply also good.

  5. Victor Thompson April 18, 2018 at 11:05 am #

    Gary and Egwu have produced an article in the first instance and a supporting comment which are fine examples of the despondency felt by the loyal Arsenal fan. I do not class those who display vicious banners or disgusting language as decent fans, nor do I regard the `Arsenal knows best ` brigade as genuine fans. A genuine fan, like Gary, Egwu and myself mourns the progressive decline of Arsenal FC, and really laments the continued mistakes and lack of awareness of the causes of that decline which Arsene Wenger demonstrates on a weekly basis.

    In many of the comments on Gunners Town, the causes are commonly shared by the critics and Gary has mentioned the slow sideways and backwards passing, but even the professional scribes are all homing in on the same failings. It is monotonous to try to write anything which is not a repeat of many previous criticisms, so I will not even try. It is enough for me to realise that I am not alone and that more and more fans share my views.

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