A win over relegation-threatened Blackpool helped ease the situation for Wenger, but a considerable points gap and some unconvincing player performances means it's unlikely the Frenchman will get his saving grace with Premier League glory.
This prompted Wenger to famously lambaste his critics and insist second is good enough.
"We have done well for our age as we are second in the league. Is that a disaster for you?" said the Gunners manager.
"Trophies are one way to judge a club. They're not overrated as it allows you to say you have won a trophy, but would you swap winning the FA Cup for playing in the Champions League?"
He added: "We do as well as we can, and if it's not good enough it's not good enough."
Such comments haven't gone down well with large sections of the Arsenal support, further disappointed to hear that qualifying for the Champions League is more important than winning titles.
Were these comments a mistake from Wenger, or are his words totally justifiable? And what other mistakes has Le Professor made as Arsenal boss? Read on to find out.