I don't think for one minute that Wenger puts the board and shareholders before club. I also can't imagine that he merely pats players softly before whispering in their ears in a bid to cajole them into playing with more effort after a crap performance.
I do agree that a lot of blame has to be put on the shoulders of the players when they turn in a performance of such a low quality but also think that it is not so black and white and so easy to up your game as a team.
They probably went into the game believing a win was a given. Classic mistake and most frustrating for the fans.
United can also turn in a poor performance, Fergie spittle or not.
The players assembled are quality.
They need to show consistency.
One or two more quality additions would be welcomed i'm sure . Just a minor tinkering. No overhaul.