Another year, another failed Arsenal title bid. The Gunners look certain to miss out on the...
Another year, another failed Arsenal title bid.
The Gunners look certain to miss out on the Premier League crown again despite it being one of their best chances in years to win it.
It leaves serious question marks over Arsene Wenger and his future. Is he still the right man to lead the team?
Many fans don’t want to discuss it, and while he’s still clearly a good manager, his failings are clear to see and are harming the club.
Here are 5 undeniable reasons Wenger should go this summer via Metro Football
5. He Never Learns
You can predict an Arsenal season before it’s even begun.
Key areas of the team won’t be addressed in the summer, before a positive start ends up falling apart through injuries and they eventually blow it.
Wenger just doesn’t learn from his mistakes whether it’s sticking by rubbish players, not buying a holding midfielder or tactical errors.
It always seems to be somebody else’s fault and he’s far too stubborn to admit he didn’t get it right and loves trying to prove doubters wrong.
4. Terrible Tactics
When it comes to tactics, Wenger is often found out.
It’s taken him years to finally realise you need to give up some possession for being tighter in bigger games, but there’s still no real variation.
He lines up for every game with a 4-2-3-1 and it’s hard to remember times he’s switched the system to capitalise on another team’s weakness.
All the top managers have a range of different tactics but Arsenal rarely have a plan B and most clubs know how to frustrate and nick points.
3. Players Don’t Seem To Believe In Him
This is the most concerning of the lot.
In crucial games against Manchester United and then the must-win clash with Swansea, the players didn't seem bothered.
Getting them fired up and going for it is the job of the manager but the players don’t seem to want to fight for him anymore and that’s worrying.
Arsenal’s players say there is good spirit among them so it can only lead us to believe they don’t want to do it for the manager. Surely it’s time to go?
2. Lost His Transfer Mojo
You can’t deny Petr Cech, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil were good signings – but they were already superstars and available to sign.
It’s Wenger’s hidden gem obsession that’s the problem. He used to find unknown stars for hardly any money that turned out to be class.
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But look at his recent signings of largely unknowns: Gabriel, Yaya Sanogo, Kim Kallstrom, Gervinho, Andre Santos, Podolski, Park Chu-Young. All flops.
He’s lost his transfer mojo and should go for proven quality over gambles.
1. He’s Holding Arsenal Back
This summer will see superstar manager’s rock up at Man United, Man City and Chelsea – while Liverpool will spend big with Jurgen.
There’s going to be scrap for top transfers and games will be more tactical and harder to win than ever. Things are going to get really tough.
Arsenal should be sitting pretty, with the largest cash reserves in world football, but Wenger refuses to spend and the club risk being left behind.
He’s so fussy with signings and won’t pay over the top for anybody, so all the big players will make rivals even stronger. It’s crazy.