The-Bodybuilder wrote:Ugh no thanks. No matter what i think of him as a manager, the last thing i would want is his smug weasley face associated with our club every time i turn on the tv or go on the club website. And his wierd crouching shit.
Still wished we got AVB. No matter how much the media wanted to jump on his back, in the bigger picture, he's actually doing good job.
I in no way think Wenger should be sacked, but come the end of his contract i will be happy for a change. I think there are too many Arsenal fans afraid of change. I don't buy this "OMG if wenger leaves we will go down and down and down and be shit" attitude. He has done a huge amount for arsenal football club, but in the last few years, he has (IMO) been overseeing us become slightly worse and slightly worse every time. I disagree with his transfer policy - not so much allowing players who want to leave to leave, but more his continual purchase of huge money players on huge wages who turn out to be shit - arshavin, chamakh, gervinho, giroud, etc etc.
Also his youth policy has failed, our team is fully made up of very expensive purchased players barring Wilshire and Gibbs (who is injured all the time anyway). He has taken good quality young players like Ramsey, Walcott and the OC and failed to move them forwards in the manner i would have expected given their potential. And he has taken reasonable quality experienced players eg Arshavin and turded them out too.
Having said all that, the quality of the side on paper, has not matched up to the performances in the league or in big cup games for a few years now. I think motivational skills are definitely an issue, as is the refusal to change the 4-3-3 system which hasn't worked for 5+ years.
There is something wrong, and something has been wrong for a while.
I am totally happy to ride out the storm and wait for him to leave (i dont think he will be able to fix the mess he's made), it saddens me that he will leave with the fans booing him as he doesnt deserve it, but its time for a change.
If it doesnt work out with the new manager we can sack them, and find another one, same as we did with stewart houston and bruce rioch. We may laugh at chelsea, but actually there is nothing wrong with sacking managers who don't work out, you can give people time, but it doesn't need to be endless.
In the industry i work in, if you are shit you get fired and everyone around you goes "yeah he was a bit shit wasnt he" not "OMG we should have given him time".
football is a job and a business, not a sport or anything for enjoyment or entertainment so there should be no qualms about that.
Edited by THFourteen at 14:49:02 03-12-2012