I'm not ecstatic to say so, but I have been one of the Arsenal fans that have campaigned for the last three seasons to have Arsene Wenger's job reviewed.
Instead, the board keep giving him a better contract for doing the bare minimum. The bare minimum should never be enough. Surely, a winner will agree.
Season after season, there have been things Wenger could have done to improve the team. Nothing too drastic either, but really simple things.
When Almunia was number one and making mistakes every other game, he could have purchased Shay Given.
When we have been top of the league, had injuries and needed defensive cover, he could have had Christopher Samba.
When we needed leadership, he could have purchased Scot Parker.
I've always protested about those who talk about not being able to spend money. Those very players would have cost around €8 million each—a small price to pay when your team gets weaker every season.
It also encourages your assets into thinking there is a steady ambition. I'm sick of the money argument because it is just false and anybody who backs Wenger with that excuse refuses to see the bigger picture.
The other defense I would hear was that these players I've mentioned and others were not good enough to wear the Arsenal shirt. Well that looks like a big fat joke, doesn't it?
It is clear that Wenger's arrogance had filtered to the fans due to being spoiled with his past successes. The tourists need to forget excuses and toughen up!
I think he's had his best days, but, once again, I will offer options that could save the man his job. But hey, what do I know? I've only predicted this in almost every article I've ever contributed to B/R.
Still no harm in sharing, I guess.