Following a humiliating defeat against Blackburn Rovers, the clamor for Arsene Wenger’s sacking has reached fever pitch with several fans starting to grow extremely tense about the club’s future with Arsenal’s future as a top-four club remaining in serious jeopardy.
For some time there has been a call for the sacking of the illustrious Frenchman, the man who led Arsenal to three Premier League titles and the only man to win the Premier League going unbeaten the whole season. For the Wenger critics, all this represents a time which Wenger cannot recreate and if Arsenal want to scale great heights, then Wenger has to be sacked.
Let me make one thing very clear: I am a pro-Wenger fan and still keep the hope that this team under Wenger will win a trophy and silence their critics. But if Wenger does indeed fail to win a trophy or fail to qualify for the UEFA Champions League then, his time at the helm of Arsenal might be drawing to a close, but a complete judgment can be made only at the end of the season.
Ever since the Gunners failed to win the Premier League last season, there has been widespread call for the ousting of Wenger. That combined with the sale of Fabregas and Nasri along with Arsenal’s inability to sign any “world-class” players means that the pressure is on Wenger unlike ever before in his tenure.
After Arsenal’s disappointing loss against Blackburn, a defeat that was déjà vu all over again for Arsenal, the call for Wenger’s removal has further strengthened. This disappointing result coupled with the earlier disaster at Old Trafford (I rather not mention the score) means that the Gunners face a tough task if they are to qualify for Europe’s premier competition next season. Ivan Gazidis recently stressed on the fact that Wenger will not be sacked.
For some, that was a huge relief while the others felt that the club was making a huge mistake, one that would prove to be costly come May 2012.
Here are five reasons why the Gunners shouldn’t sack Wenger now and should wait at least for the end of the season before they contemplate the removal of Wenger.