One Arsenal fan and several television pundits have clearly had enough of The Gunners’ disappointing results recently – and want Arsene Wenger to take a walk.
The Arsenal fan launched a one-man protest to get rid of Wenger during Saturday’s game at the Emirates.
The supporter held up a ‘Wenger Out’ poster as the north Londoners were heading to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Manchester United on Saturday.
ESPN pundit Craig Burley didn’t mince his words when talking about the future of Wenger, tweeting that the Gunners boss has “gone stale” at The Emirates and should leave the club.
The former Chelsea midfielder tweeted that both Arsenal and Wenger are stale, before calling “Taxi for Wenger.” Wenger ended Arsenal’s infamous goal drought last season by guiding the side to the FA Cup, but has so far failed to build on that this season.
Daily Telegraph’s Henry Winter believes Arsenal are a fading force and insists it is time for Wenger to move on from the club.
“The problem Arsenal has is a lack of leadership throughout the club – from the dressing room to the dugout to the board-room. Are the board-room going to be strong enough to get stuck into Wenger? I don’t think so, because Wenger effectively appointed Ivan Gazidis who is the man to make the decision,”he said,adding that Wenger has not learnt anything from his mistakes.
“I really think this is his last season, I think the mistakes keep on getting made. Wenger isn’t learning. He isn’t changing that defence, there isn’t a plan B. He’s buying individuals who are technically good but they aren’t necessarily the Patrick Vieira-types, the battlers in midfield, to win them major honours. He can string a set of results together to win the FA Cup, but not in the long haul of the Champions League and Premier League.’
Sunday Mirror’s Andy Dunn believes Wenger is suffering after failing to deal with relatively straightforward problems.
He said: “He’s been well and truly left behind. It’s stubbornness to a certain extent. The problems aren’t so complicated. Look at the goal [against United] – people have known that Wojciech Szczesny is not the world-class goalkeeper that Arsenal need. He’s been responsible for too many goals, made too mistakes, and Wenger has never addressed that – he’s never had serious competition in the goalkeeping department.
“I thought the signing of Danny Welbeck was interesting. To me, he’s not a Wenger-type player, it smacked a little bit of desperation.
“There was a poignant moment when Wayne Rooney inevitably broke away and scored the second, you knew it was coming, and Wenger just stared blankly into the distance and a couple of fans had a go at him. You thought at that moment ‘there’s a guy who’s run out of ideas’.”