Arsene Wenger has been an amazing manager for Arsenal, but he is facing a very challenging season. Wenger has often defended his record by pointing to the fact that he keeps getting the club into the Champions League. But he has more rivals for this than usual and faces a real battle to make sure it is Arsenal that finish in the top four by May 2013.
Wenger is clearly a man that likes to stick to his principles on how a club should be run, and it’s unlikely that he will waiver too much. The Arsenal hierarchy often defend their man and point to all the great things that he has done for the club. But fans desire success and expect a team as big as Arsenal to provide it.
Therefore, some people think that their manager must be prepared to change certain things. Those changes may have to happen now rather than later, because not being in the Champions League is simply unacceptable for this historic team.