I have noted with a great deal of concern as Wenger has lost not just his players, but his fans as well due to his general disregard to any and all criticism as well as his refusal to account to anyone.
We have an endless list of players who left to achieve success elsewhere (Henry, Viera (who we had the chance to resign), Petit, Overmars, Nasri, Fabregas, Cole, Clichy, Adebayor, etc) due to his lack of ambition. Every season any player or fan that seems to criticise his ethos becomes persona non grata even his beloved Bendtner and Gallas felt his wrath after having caused the departure of other more talented and dedicated players from the team (Senderos, Gilberto, Toure and Adebayor).
He has taken all the praise for the glory days and yet he should be above criticism in the bad times?
The fans are frustrated not because of the losses but the manner in which we lost.
We know we have no wingbacks and Djourou has been consistently poor in that position, but we have not seen any changes or innovation from Wenger Knows All to address that problem.
Ramsay has slowed down every counter-attack in the past 5 games and does not seem to know how to pass the ball forward. Could he be tired from playing almost every single game this season? Ashravin has shown flashes of brilliance playing behind the striker but Wenger seems to think he will find his form only on the wing. In AA23’s defense the formation and his position just do not suit his skill. Just as with Reyes, Wenger has found a way of destroying another attacking talent.
4-3-3, need I say more? There are so many things wrong with the formation when you consider the capabilities of the players on the pitch.
His defensive organization has failed completely and is not worth discussing at any length.
We have some of the most exciting young talents at our disposal who only seem to be used in case of emergency regardless of the situation in the senior team (Yennaris, Henderson, Miquel, Lansbury, Sanchez, Oxlade, Ryo, Afobe, even Park).
Forget the full backs, it seems that we can only win with one lineup (Scz, Sagna, Kol, TV5, Santos, Arteta, Rambo, Song, Gervinho, Walcott, RVP) losing any of these players automatically results in a loss and yet Wenger has insisted he has enough depth in all areas (we can not wait for the injured players to come back).
Interestingly, apart from Park he has played all the players brought in on the transfer deadline in 90% of the games that they have been available to play. What are the odds that he would not do the same if he brought in one of the players that the fans have been clamouring for (vertoghen, Gotze, ….)?
He has refused to listen to;
The question everyone is asking is “what is the plan?”
It’s definitely not youth because he will not play any of them unless the fans are totally against him.
He doesn’t want to win trophies because 4th is good enough
He will not spend on players because they are too expensive even though he is the fourth highest paid coach (ironic)
We know the players can do it, but it’s difficult when the coach seems to get every substitution wrong.
Wenger, please let us know what your plan is for the club.