Arsene Wenger side perished to a 4-3 home defeat to Liverpool in the first match of the 2016/17 Premier League season and his place in the dugout is now in question.
The club’s longest-serving manager and most successful in terms of major titles won, it seems now Arsenal must part ways with Wenger and present a great send-off to their manager.
Here are some reasons to prove that Arsene Wenger is not be the right man to take Arsenal forward.
Robin van Persie, Patrick Viera, Thiery Henry, Sol Campbell, Cesc Fabregas, Robert Pires.
Those names were unknown talents who helped Arsenal achieve success and were adored by fans. That was Arsene Wenger’s transfer prowess.
But in recent years the Frenchman hasn’t been astute. Mesut Ozil, Petr Cech and Alexis Sanchez are surely awesome transfers, but those players were already established and the concluding the transfers weren’t much of a fuss as they were available.
Yaya Sanogo, Gervinho, Park Chu-young, Sebastien Squillaci and the perenially injured Abou Diaby are some of his transfer debacles. Now with Jamie Vardy rejecting the advances of Arsenal, this rather sums up Arsene Wenger losing his transfer mojo.
“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change”
But that quote hasn’t really applied to Arsene Wenger.
Despite failing badly in his transfer dealings, Wenger hasn’t yet mended his ways and continues to make mistakes. To make matters worse, he hasn’t yet adapted to new environment. His reluctance to pay over-the-top money has affected Arsenal as the rumoured targets move to their rivals and haunt Arsenal.
Transfers are not the only issue here. His reluctance to adapt to new tactics, failure to make changes to the dynamics of the team during the games has surely taken a toll on Arsenal. His insistence on sticking to plans and the absence of contingency plans is affecting his players and team.
A successful comeback from Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool could be expected, but it’s least expected from Arsenal. Beyond tactics, sometimes all the players need is some motivation, inspiration from their coach.
The biggest ingredient in staging any comeback in the game is some tough love from the coach. But Wenger hasn’t been harsh on his players, which may be inferred from his post-match interviews when he is usually seen defending his players.
A lack of improvement from his perennial fourth place finish has made Arsenal a subject of memes and ridicule. Although Arsenal finished second last season, considering the failure of all the top sides, last year should have see Arsenal crowned winners and not Leicester City.
Premier League has been home to a lot of great managers and Arsene Wenger has been one of them. But it’s time that Arsenal bade farewell to their long-standing manager.
Everton, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool have altered with different managers and could quite be the reason for their progress. A frequent change of managers (like Chelsea) might create instability within the squad, but competition is one source of success.
With Premier League now equipped with great managers and great players, a top four finish now is a difficult job. A revamp is necessary either with Wenger or without him.
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