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  • Jacob Jacob Aug 19, 2013 14:06 Flag

    On 'The Man' who is......

    Arsene Wenger. In his defence......I can't help but feel for him...
    Its depressing to see his face like this, again. What the hell happened? He seems to have aged tremendously since those heady days. But I refused to believe its of his own making, as has been written by Yahoo(and why wouldn't they, its Arsenal, & it gets a read). The new stadium brought with it its own problems, and the intent of some clubs, to buy themselves a title, didn't help him. To have remained at least a threat, during these 'bad year' for Arsenal, says something about Arsene Wenger, and as one commentator said about him a while ago,
    'if you must bury Wenger, then be sure to carry him out on his shield.' He will go, but at his pace, and when it is appropriate. The man is very aware of when that will be. Of that we can be sure. Then, will be the time to judge him, and we will be sadder for the lost, I'm sure.

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    • TBH I don't care as much about the man and his legacy and his achievements as I do about the performance of the club its achievements and its legacy. Wenger is not bigger than the club and the club should not wait for him to be ready to leave. No player or manager should put the club's agenda on hold.

      For me the best case scenario would be to have a strong (Dein?) Ceo and take all transfer negotiations and responsibilities away from Wenger. It is clearly not his strength. Let him confrim a Higauin would strengthen his squad but done let him near the negotiations or the pricing of players to be brought in.

      He is a decent manager of what ever squad he has, he is not a great squad builder IMO.

      If he is going to be given the status of lone ruler whit an ineffective ceo like Gazidis I don't think he is the man for us, and I don't think we would bring the best out of him that way. He has, in this capacity, done enough damage after Dein left. Like a player he should be managed to his strength.

      When he goes I am more concerned who replaces him. I am sure there is better than 50% chance that when he leaves we will be in shambles and that the top managers like Moureen or Pep would not consider us at all.

      • 1 Reply to Govinda
      • I am sorry to hear you feel like that Govinda. Having said that, you sound as though you are not really a dyed in the wool Arsenal supporter at all. But someone who thinks he is. How can you possibly know about, what goes on in negotiations. You seem to think AW pulls all the strings. Nonsense. Also it was Dein and his boy that caused a lot of damage in the passed, not the other way round.

        "If he is going to be given the status of lone ruler whit an ineffective ceo like Gazidis I don't think he is the man for us, and I don't think we would bring the best out of him that way. He has, in this capacity, done enough damage after Dein left. Like a player he should be managed to his strength."

        You Talk a good game, but based on that nonsense Govinda, I think you should stick to pictures of women's #$%$.