Another year, another probable top four finish and another year where the Wenger out brigade grows stronger. Despite the hostility, it is important to remember that the Gunners have a comfortable home tie against Lincoln City in the Quarter Final of the FA Cup and a very real chance of lifting some silverware this season although the Champions League looks like a bridge too far, yet again. Netbet online football betting company have Arsenal at a whopping 25/1 to qualify after their 5-0 mauling at the hands of Bayern Munich and with the top four looking like it will go to the wire, the FA Cup could be the only thing that keeps Wenger in a job.
We’ve heard for years of the reasons why it is time that the Frenchman left but here are our reasons why he shouldn’t go, just yet.
Manchester United Evidence
When Fergie left United, the Red Devils fell into free fall, one which Moyes, Van Gaal and up until now, Mourinho, have been unable to halt. They may have lifted a trophy or two but nothing even close to the dominance which they had in the past. Arsenal losing Wenger poses a very real risk to Champions League qualification, ability to attract great players and the chance of challenging for anything. A new manager coming in would have to revolutionize the club and very quickly, a task which as we have seen, some of the best managers in the World are not capable of.
Lack of Quality
The time that Wenger should bow out is the time that there is a genuine candidate for the job, which at the moment is not that time. Diego Simeone looks the best bet but he will stay on at Atletico for another season, Luis Enrique has said he won’t be staying at Barca next season, he is not the answer and that vacancy will be more attractive to candidates than the Arsenal rebuild. Until there is a genuine contender for this job, Arsene needs to stay put.
What is Failure
We have seen once again with the sacking of Ranieri that there is no loyalty in football and it is very much a business. From that point of view, Wenger is still the perfect man for the job at the Emirates, regular Champions League football, an attractive style of play and a global brand which is Wenger has helped to grow. For the owners to take the decision to relieve Wenger of his duties will be to take a decision to run the risk of losing traction internationally for the brand.
Whatever you may think of Wenger, he deserves massive amounts of respect for what he has done at our football club, we are not failing under him, we are just not winning like we should be and he deserves the respect of leaving the club, when he feels it is right.