Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Sack Wenger!!

Arsene Wenger must be the luckiest manager in the English game today. In two years Arsenal, one of the original big 4, have won nothing. Indeed they have finished bottom in the mini league being played out at the top of the Premiership in both seasons. They have lost two cup finals after leading on both occasions. Both defeats coming at the death. Both defeats seeing Arsenal players red carded. He has allowed a mature team with a winning mentality to break up and responded by signing teenage unknowns. Time and time again he has seen his team out muscled and outfought in grim north western towns and return home with no points. Time and time again his teams have failed to convert their chances and been punished as the opposition gets one chance in the last minute and earns themselves a point or three. With all these set backs in most lines of business you would imagine Arsene would be shown the door.

But we’re The Arsenal and we’re not like most other businesses. The Champions League Final was a surprise swansong for an aging team that had reached the end of its shelf life. The Carling Cup Final was reached after beating Liverpool and Everton among others and only after the youngsters had pushed Chelsea all the way did we lose. Pires, Bergkamp, Vieria and now Henry have gone and it was never going to be easy to replace such quality. The fact that players like Fabregas and van Persie have come in and looked comfortable is down to Wengers’ shrewd eye for talent and man management ability. Calming young nerves is as important as channeling their ability for the good of the team and you can be sure the likes of Diaby, Denilson and Merida are learning the same habits that made earlier Wenger vintages so successful.

I won’t even go down the road of comparing us with big 4 wannabes. Sack Wenger? Do me a favour!

i reckon he's the best manager in the premiership -- however he's also a bit too self-indulgent when it comes to young talent...

i wonder how long it'll take him to win the premiership again tho?
10 months???!!!

thing is he isn t the best when it comes to spendin big...reyes???
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