What a difference a few weeks can make in Football – 2 weeks ago Arsene Wenger looked like he would be losing his job following Arsenal’s humiliating defeat to AC Milan in the San Siro and after being dumped out of the FA cup by Sunderland. Once again he has proved why he is a top manager and why clubs should not panic into sacking managers. Wenger looked like a broken man when his side were 2 down against their North London Rivals Spurs but the miraculous comeback looks like it could be a game changer in the Gunners fortunes this season. They followed up the derby day victory with an impressive yet somewhat fortunate win against Liverpool in Anfield and now have their sights set firmly on knocking spurs off their perch in 3rd place.
Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal for over 16 years now and in that time they have won numerous League titles and FA cups. They have qualified for the Champions League each year without fail. Although Wenger has not won any trophies for 7 years no one can deny that the job he has done at Arsenal has been incredible. In the past few years Arsenal has been criticized for its lack of spending and inability to attract marque signings but I feel you cannot blame Wenger for this. Since David Dein has left the club there has definitely been problems in the transfer department and Wenger has had some poor signings. This can surely not be held against him. Every great manager in world football has made bad signings but not many have built teams as successful as Wenger’s and stayed at the top for such a long time. So to every Arsenal fan out there who is calling for Wenger to leave I put it to you: Would you prefer to have an excellent manager with relative success and a very stable club or would you like your club to be run like Chelsea ?
They have had 8 managers in 8 years and unless the manager can win the League or the Champions League they will be sacked. AVB was definitely not the man for Chelsea but Abramovich has created a very unhealthy culture at Stamford Bridge which has left the club as the laughing stock of the English game.