Arséne Wenger: Deal With It

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  1. Deathstroke

    Deathstroke The Terminator

    It'll need to be.

    Good luck and an OBE to the one who manages to sell off Jenkinson.

    40,000 pw for doing f**-all, and he had the nerve to ask Palace for 70,000! What have we given birth to?
  2. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Could be worse Moderator

    Gallas :lol:

    And Henry wanted to move to Barca to have one last chance at the CL. Some of that above has merit, but a lot is pure revisionism.
  3. nick gould

    nick gould Well-Known Member

    They should be talking about players they are getting rid of in the summer. As a farmer I know that if you want fresh leave and branches from a tree, you need to prune the old branches off first. The squad is overly bloated. Our pay bill is massive as well.
  4. Rex Banner

    Rex Banner Massive SAFophile Trusted

    All those examples are pretty poor tbh. Gilberto and Vieira were done at the top when we sold them. I mean Gilberto was outperformed handily by Flamini in his final season and went to Panathinaikos. Vieira and Henry were still good when they left but nowhere near the levels they were with us.

    What happened to Sol I still don't fully understand, remember him turning in possibly the worst performance I've ever seen, then he apparently had a break down at half time and then he was gone soon after. The guy was a complicated man.

    Gallas was not a leader or a winning personality. He threatened to score own goals at Chelsea because they played him at left back ffs. There are various stories out there of him being a c**t through and through, also fostering a clique atmosphere when we had a huge amount of Francophone players.

    If anything Wenger's biggest mistake was giving him the captaincy and not binning him sooner. This idea that Wenger is attracted to beta individuals is absolute bollocks, the invincibles from Jens to Henry were supremely arrogant and assertive and he had no problems handling them.

    Edit: Found this article from the time of Sol's departure. Looks tenuous at best linking this to a clash of personalities with Wenger.
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  5. Preacher

    Preacher Well-Known Member

  6. Deathstroke

    Deathstroke The Terminator

    Governance? We don't need no stinkin' governance!
  7. say yes

    say yes "No"

    Haven't we heard that before :lol:
  8. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    £100 million minus Özil and Alexis will get us no higher than 6th.
  9. African Flair

    African Flair Active Member

    The only possible scenario where it might not couse a total ****storm this year about the announcement of said contract is if Alexis is 110% committed to Arsenal and signing a deal as well.

    This summer is huge for the club. It's clear as glass that Wenger won't win a damn thing with his squad or even compete. If he stays new players is needed, a lot of players needs to be bought and sold.
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  10. inchpractice

    inchpractice New Member

    Apologies if I'm hijacking the thread, I didn't know where else to post this.

    As our performances get worse I'm becoming increasingly fascinated by the number of people who STILL want AW to stay.
    It started months ago when the first serious Wenger Out protest happened during a home game. Watching it on TV I was amazed at how feeble the protest was and how few fans joined in with it. Not to mention the fights that broke out because of it.
    I couldn't believe that so few people in the stadium wanted him gone!
    I just assumed that the whole stadium would be awash with banners and that 50,000 odd people would comfortably drown out the rest.
    The protests are louder now but there are still fans in the stadium violently objecting to the banners, not to mention the plane banner in favour of him.
    Are there really still people out there who genuinely think he should stay at the club next season? Why?
    I'm genuinely fascinated to know.

    I used to defend him when he didn't have the money but now that he has it there are no excuses.
    What possible leg to the AKBs have left to stand on?

    When confronted with the AKBs I'm usually offered the same old reasons:

    1. Be careful what you wish for.

    Also known as "Name one person who can do a better job."
    This is just total and utter bollocks to me, unmitigated donkey jizz.
    Why on earth would anyone in their right mind fear change just because it's change? "Look at Man Utd." they say. Yeah? I am looking at them, so what? They chose Moyes who's a good manager but it didn't work out. They chose LVG who's also a good manager but couldn't cope with the PL. Now they have Maureen so they'll be fine.
    In summary, it took them 3 managers to get it right but now they have superstar players and every chance of winning something in the next 2-3 seasons.
    I would take that in a heartbeat. 3 seasons of pissing about before finally ending up with a top manager is no great sacrifice. What have they lost?

    You know why AKBs want to you to name someone who'd do better? Only so they can shout you down with: "He's rubbish though, he's only had two good seasons/ he'd be no good in the PL." etc. etc.
    It's not even about which names you like or don't like. The assertion that there's no-one in the whole world that can do a better job than AW is arrogant, naive and completely stupid.
    Sadly, this is how our board feel.

    2. We can't compete with the oil money.

    a) Leicester
    b) While there's an element of truth in that, how do clubs like Liverpool manage to find/attract top players with a lower wage bill e.g. Suarez, Coutinho etc? c) How did we manage to finish above City and Chelsea last season? d) Why are Tottenham currently four places and nine points above us when they have a much lower wage bill and a squad that's not as good as ours on paper? I'm sure they'll Spurs it up come the end of the season but still, it's a valid question.
    We need a manger who makes us punch above our weight, not below it.

    3. Don't you realise what he's done for the club? He deserves respect e.g. John Cross (Mirror).

    Yes of course we do, we all do but that's not the point. Just because you want a legend to leave the club it doesn't mean you don't respect him or don't appreciate what he's done for us. It'll be a sad day when he leaves but he still has to leave.
    The doubles and the Invincibles are a long way in the past. How much time to you give a club legend to put it right?
    How much slack do you give a manager that brought so much success to the club? The short answer is not THIS much.
    For winning all those trophies he deserved about six to eight years of not winning the league imo. That would put us about 2010 - 2012 - a long time ago.
    Since then he's continually made the same tactical mistakes, we crash out of the CL to the same teams in the same way and for the same reasons.
    We fail to win the league with different players but for the same reasons and in the same way every year.

    4. We get to watch good football every week, what are you moaning about?

    Oh f**k off.

    So please, can anyone on here tell me why they still support AW because as I say, I'm genuinely fascinated to know.
  11. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Unsinkable !

    What are you on about? Money spent doesn't matter at all.
  12. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Could be worse Moderator

    The AST can't even spell properly, much less get any traction with the club.
  13. Aevius

    Aevius (╯ಠ_ಠ)╯︵ ┻┻ Moderator

    Probably the same for us, no? Wenger demands a lot of our CBs, which makes it quite hard to judge Kosc, Mustafi, etc.'s abilities in comparison to other defenders.
  14. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    TBF Mustafi excels in the build up and I love his mentality , he has weaknesses but he is dynamic and aggressive . You are right is what I am trying to say :)
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  15. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    So Wenger has already signed a contract ? We can close this thread soon then :lol:
  16. Aevius

    Aevius (╯ಠ_ಠ)╯︵ ┻┻ Moderator

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  17. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway French League Conneseur

    What a load of rubbish. Worst attempt at revisionism ever.
    Dude, if you want to go that route, try to know the facts first.
    By the way, would also help if you could spell the players names
    correctly as well. GTFOH!
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  18. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway French League Conneseur

    Just saw your response.....I called that dude as well for hit worst attempt at revisionism.... Gallas? Fabregas?
  19. KAB

    KAB Well-Known Member

  20. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    Wenger IN
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