Arsene Wenger has now been at the club for 15 years, the last 6 and a half being a barren trophyless run. With the dust settling down in our cabinets and a lot of fans turning on the manager, it isn’t really the right time to ask, but have Arsenal fans grown to expecting much more from the club and a manager as would normally have been the trend?
There has been a lot of abuse against the Gaffer. Much of this abuse, while not presented in the least candid of ways, have all been in the right context. They are also words from true Gooners, individuals who love the club as much as the others do. There have been some mistakes during Arsene’s reign, and I would always be the first one to point out any disappointments in his system. But to say that he’s lost the plot, as it were, would be one of the biggest discredits to a man who should now be at the peak of his coaching prowess.
The soft-spoken Frenchman initialised a mini-revolution of sorts at the club when he arrived in 1996, and since then, he has passed every other man to become the most successful manager in the club’s history. Long time Gooners would remember the days when we were never considered among the elite at the time, forever pushed to the side, and title-contention would be considered a dream come true. Arsene’s won a lot with Arsenal, he could have won a lot AWAY from Arsenal, but he’s carried on with a system which we all easily excepted when the first team was winning, but has now come under heavy pressure with the starting lineup in such disarray.
Have Arsenal fans become too expecting of a man and a club, both never considered up there 2 decades back? Do Arsenal fans have to be reminded why they got to that certain level of expectation, and just try to imagine where the club would have been had Arsene not been. My imagination is shite, and I’m not exactly the most favoured of people to comment on this topic, so I’ll just shut up now.
But at the end, I can’t help but repeat….again…..
Have Arsenal fans become too expectant?