Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wenger needs to leave and fast


There is absolutely no doubting the fact that Arsene Wenger has done many, many great things for Arsenal FC in England, forcing through a move to a new, shiny stadium in London, in the process helping to bring the EPL into the 21st century, moving forward coaching standards in England, and making players like Thierry Henry the sort of global superstars they are today, but the time has now come for Mr Wenger to move upstairs, or away from Arsenal altogether, in order to save both the club and the manager's long-term reputation.
The Gunners owe a lot to Mr Wenger, but it's worth asking the question as to what he has actually done for them in recent years. Having let the club's best players slip through his fingers, the support of the fans at crucial times has been lacking this season, and it looks like the support of the board is going to slip away from him soon enough. Whether you admire the man or not, the time has come for Wenger finally to admit that his "project" at Arsenal has failed and move aside in order to let someone else move in to help the team that he professes to love so much to improve.
With Arsenal now looking very unlikely to finish in the top four of the EPL this season, they could even be left facing a battle to finish in the top eight, risking a dramatic fall back to obscurity if they fail to win a trophy this season. If that were to happen, it would not make for good soccer betting tips to suggest the likes of Arteta, Wilshere, and Van Persie  would stick around for too long in a team that is not meeting their needs.
If Wenger does go, then Arsenal may just stand a chance of getting this season back on track before the rot goes too far. Those who have partaken in the odd bet on soccer games this year will have seen how much Arsenal have began to struggle against teams they would have previously dominated against.

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