Wenger: You will know soon about my future

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Wenger: You will know soon about my future

Arsene Wenger appears to have confirmed he’s made a decision about his future, and says that people will know soon what that is.

Speaking to the press after his side’s 3-1 loss to West Brom at the Hawthorns, he was asked if he’d made a decision about what he’ll do when his contract ends at the end of the season.

“I know what I will do in my future,” he said. “You will soon know, very soon.

“You will see. Today I don’t necessarily worry about that, because we were in a unique bad patch that we never had in 20 years.

“We lose game after game at the moment, and that for me is much more important than my future.”

The 67 year old did clarify that his decision wouldn’t be made public during the international break, but it certainly seems as if his mind is made up now.

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Jaywon

Wenger should just leave now. we’ve had enough

Alexis, Atom & Humber
Alexis, Atom & Humber

I feel sorry that it has come to this. This is a man that has given us many great memories, I really hope he can leave on some sort of high. I will always hold him in high regard, even though I do agree it is the right time for him to leave. I hope the club does it gracefully and swiftly and gives us a good chance to send him off in a befitting manner. It is a real shame.

Stax

I clicked on the thumbs down by mistake… I agree with you. Shame it’s come to this, but maybe he needs to go. I hope a new manager comes in, is given time to settle as we may have to go down the table a bit before we go up.

Danny Young

Couldn’t agree more. This man changed our club forever and has been our most successful manager of all time – that should never be forgotten. I hope he stays in a role at the club but do feel now it’s time for a change. But who should replace him is the $64,000 question.

Gio

There’s two possibilities in my mind.

1. He’s finally decided that he’s not staying as he’s clearly lost the dressing room and doesn’t think he can get us out of this mess. He might have been offered the job at another big club and so thinks it’s time to go.

2. He’s already signed an extension but him and the club have been waiting for the right time to announce it. As the results just keep getting worse and worse though, he’s decided to not wait for the “right time” anymore and wants to announce that he’s staying. He thinks this uncertainty is costing the team and hopes that putting an end to the uncertainty will change our form and keep us in the top 4.

I have a strong feeling it’s the latter.

baz00r

I strongly hope you’re wrong!

ramgooner

I think if we win against City at home in the next match he will extend for one last time. If we lose against them he will leave. Arsene always got his teams to react after defeats. City at HOME will be crucial. It’s not about the team or manager anymore. It’s about Arsenal FC. If we lose against City both the manager and the team should be ashamed of themselves. COYG.

Clins

The so called arsenals reaction after a defeat is fake . everytime we loose Wenger says about this , but that reaction almost never comes against bih teams. We somehow manage to beat a midtable team and Wenger will hail about arsenals reaction after the defeat. It shows its not got anything to do with any reaction , its just that we got an easier opponent and we beat them. This time we managed to fuk up even that

Bring Back Seaman

If he had signed an extension, then the players would know.

In that event, then those fuckers are going full Leicester on him, and that unacceptable.

IF….

Frank Bascombe

You never go Full Leicester…

SK Jordan

Best. Joke. Ever!

JoeBloggs

It is pretty obvious to me that its #2. The only glimmer of hope is that Myles Palmer says he knows Wenger has already signed and they are just waiting for a few wins before announcing it.

GHunner

Truer words have never been spoken

Mr Eko

I think he’ll stay for one more year and here is why.

He often says he wants to leave the club in the best position possible to make sure whoever comes in after him does well. And we all know when he has an idea in his head, he doesn’t let go easily.

And for that reason, I think he’ll sign a new deal not to piss off the fans, but because he’ll want to make amends.

He doesn’t mind the pain and protest. I think he’s numb to it now.

Personally, I think he should have left after the FA Cup win. My two cents.

athreya

Well there is only one reason to not say it now. Because the decision will piss off majority of the fans.

Landry

I think there’s no great time for him to renew. I think the relationship is broken with the fans. It’ll be mutiny.

ack ack ack

The only way this interlull could be worse (“footballistically”) is if he announces he’s going to extend. Please bow out, Arsene.

Gargoyle

Disagree, if he is, he’s definitely not going to announce now because the fans will go berserk and he will be pushed out. What would be best is if he were to announce he’s leaving in the next few days, that way all the hostility towards him will turn into sympathy and support and he’s gonna get a proper send-off. But in reality, it honestly looks like he’s going to extend his contract in the summer.

Heavenly Chapecoense

With this team, if Wenger announces he is leaving, we will finish 14th of the league. Other teams improve for a while after a manager announces his departure not this bunch. Noticed the passes when we were down 3-1 ?

George

I’d take Arsene staying another year to see a few more AFTV meltdowns, tbh. It’s only football, and seeing those oversized children lose their shit and pay for plane banners is hilarious.

Sir Henry Norris's Brown Envelope
Sir Henry Norris's Brown Envelope

Those guys put their money where their mouth is.
How many away games do you attend?

DontForget

Your love for something is never defined by your ability or willingness to spend money. It’s in your heart.

Faisal Narrage

Bit bullocks too.
If I can afford to do something but don’t, it means I don’t care for it as much as I claim.

Frank Bascombe

Nice one George (Fam).

Gooooooooooooooooona

Those guys act like little kids who don’t get what they want. I honestly feel we need a new manager, but these last couple of weeks I noticed the majority actually want Wenger to stay or at least to not go out this way. So just because you want something it doesn’t give you the right start being unreasonable and demand the manager who’s been at the club longer than many of them have been alive. Pathetic kids who don’t know what the word respect means. I became an Arsenal fan because of the values we have and because of the the fans.

I am ashamed to associate myself with those Wenger out losers. If you believe you’re showing passion for your club and you’re actually doing what’s best for your club then you’re absolutely deluded. Pathetic from some Arsenal fans and I am absolutely ashamed to be associated with you. There’s absolutely nothing wrong to want a change in manager, there’s nothing wrong with that. But as mature adults there are ways to do it without making the clubs fanbase look like total twats.

Maniac

Strange, I’ve been following Arsenal for the football but I guess I’ve been looking at it all wrong.

We've done it again

You do realise some other grown fans paid for the second banner right?

Lets all be sheep like george. Afterall, wenger has been managing arsenal for free all these years.

Gooooooooooooooooona

Yes, grown men acting like kids.

And if you think Wenger stayed on for the money then you don’t know anything about him, which would remove any credibility in your argument.

I’ve been saying the same thing all season. Arsenal fans: Perspective. Educate yourselves on what’s actually going on behind the scenes, and what it actually takes to have a winning team. Ramsey is not shit, and our team is not as bad as people make you seem, were at the top level unable to keep our performance up for a full season.

And I strongly believe that a big part of that is to do with the fans. Bunch of unreasonable people who moan and groan anytime things don’t go perfectly, let’s be real, disregarding the away fans who are always brilliant, the home support is pathetic.

What we saw today was really really sad. The players came out motivated and eager to put things right, and to be fair had a good first half, but you could tell that was a mental breakdown in the second half. Stop calling our players soft, because any player would crack and crumble in this current set up the way the atmosphere is right now.

So stop being deluded, and regardless to what your message is do it with respect.

richardanus

Don’t fanny about man! This isn’t some crummy game show. Tell the fans now! Give them something to get behind. Ridiculous behaviour by him and the club.

Raul

Adios Wenger.

Big d

That sounded to me like he was going to stay

themadparson

Arsene should announce promptly that he’s leaving and allow the club to send him off properly and graciously. I fear that’s not going to happen. Instead, he’s going to blame this rough patch on uncertainty concerning his future and respond by announcing that he will sign a two year contract in the future. Regrettably, that’s not the right answer, and it could put us in Liverpudlian mediocrity for the next decade.

Still, #goonertilidie

Finally

Goodbye Wenger, thanks for the memories, I hope both You and Arsenal can achieve another success in the near future. Sad it’s end up this way but we have to keep moving forward and prepare for the new era of Arsenal.

Skall

Dream scenario: Wenger makes the official statement, the club gets a lift and all fans get behind the team. We end the season with a top four finish and a cup final win against spurs. Wenger going out on a high – it’s the least he deserves.

Cagooneri

I like the idea and sentiment. But unfortunately we are in such disarray right now I just don’t see that turnaround happening even after lift of Wenger retirement announcement. This is the worst mess we’ve been in for over 20 years.

Toure motors

He deserves a respectful exit, but he needs to go

Cat Biscuits

I love the man, but it is time for him to go.

Really looking forward to the Arsecast Extra on Monday.

Paul

I think our legend is leaving and when he does he will have my respect until the day I die.

Timmy Oke

A great actor leaves the stage while the ovation is loudest. Unfortunately, the ovation is not loudest at the moment, but Arlene could still save his head if he bows out now. I’m one of the few who’s been following this club for over two decades from Nigeria.

I may say that I’ve not seen any abysmal display of arsenal in my entire life of fanhood. I’m sad honestly, this club is a shadows of herself. She can’t even compete with the elite teams anymore.

Bosscielny

Although, Wenger needs to go as the club desperately needs change.

But the players need to take some responsibility. They aren’t blameless in this. Most of them owe a lot in their careers to Wenger. Walcott, ox, bellerin, koscielny, Ramsey, Gibbs, Coquelin, I could go on and on. And this is how they are repaying him. This is how they are standing up during his worst time.

Absolutely gutless, despicable, hiding behind Wenger like they have been for most of their careers.

Vonnie

Harsh on Koscielny.

#aha

Koscielny is is the best we got. Doesn’t mean he is faultless or partly to be blamed. Since he’s the captain he should take lot of the responsibility for these performances

Iceman

I’d personally bring back Mertesacker into the side. To partner Koscielny. Mustafi has been woeful for the past couple of months.

Frank

West Brom are now 9 points closer to us than we are to Chelsea. Yes this is probably among the worst spells we’ve had in 20 years but to say it is unique shows a lack of understanding that this discontent with his management has been growing for a long time now and is not a kneejerk reaction to recent results.

Maduforo

This is the last straw that broke the camels back. Arsene knows it,the fans knows it. The fucking board should also know it. Thanks Arsene,it’s unfortunate it ends this way. You will forever remain in our hearts.

Frank Bascombe

The board’s ‘In conversation’ with a coach who’ll have Arsenal back on track and Mourinho complaining about us being cynical. Heard the whisper last week. Please God it comes off.

Liam Bradys left peg

Dont tease us like that. Thanks for the memories but rather be at highbury. Cheers. TTFN

Shonky

Walcott today though…..a chance to stick it to Gareth Wankgate and totally bottles it. As he always has done…as he always will do.

Dfinking

Why is it his decision… The club should be making it.

Bobby P

If the club has offered him a new contract then they have made their decision. Whether he signs it is up to him

renry

I am sad it’s come to this but if he goes now the new man whoever that may be has enough time to get his own back team in place , see what he wants to keep and be ready to act in the summer. If we wait it leaves no time and next season will be written off before it’s started.

Finnish gooner

I’m one of those who can’t imagine the club without Arsene Wenger. I became a fan in the late 90s, being under ten years old. I’ve admired the man ever since. He’s a true legend, an utterly intelligent human being, who loves Arsenal and has dedicated his life to the club. If he goes now, and maybe this is the time to do that, I hope he knows how highly most Arsenal fans think of him. For me at least, he is one of the greatest persons in football history.

Osmond Simon

I think he should sign a new two years contract if arsenal Finnish in a champions league spot then signs the players he desires then if he fails then he can go. The club ows him that,because to me he has never been given all the money to buy top players in the past

Bobby P

How much did we spend last summer? 100 million or so. Yet we have gone backwards.

Cannonball

Gutted.
I’ve been hoping that Wenger can turn things around this season, but it doesn’t seem so now.

In every of his interviews I watch, I get the feeling that he is confident in himself that he can prove many WengerOut fans wrong, but not on today’s.

I hate the subways incident, I hate many unjust criticisms pundits have given him through the years. Usually he can brush it off, but not now. Not after all these losts. Really sad.

SGgooner

Honestly, I will always respect and cherish the memories he has brought to me growing up. But I think it would be best for him to leave. There’s too much poison and our fanbase too split and somehow he is at the centre of the argument. What kind of shit storm we are in now that there are banners flying “representing” both parties. Instead of supporting The Arsenal, there’s #arsenein or #arseneout.

I also do think the players are buying into all these shit. Using all these shit that are happening to hide behind as an excuse of poor displays and lack of effort. That 3rd goal today was absolute joke of an effort. Players watched, Ox half hearted blocking Dawson and all the heads just went down.

New manager, all these players can’t hide anymore and the fans have no excuse but to support whoever is the manager. Will it be enough to make any difference? I don’t know. I still feel we need major surgeries on and off the pitch to make a difference. At the very least, Arsene deserves a fresh start for himself as well.

I got a feeling this will be the year we won’t make top 4.

TH14

People should remember the state that the club was in when Wenger took over, and try to appreciate how much he has done for us. When he took over we were like most English clubs, with outdated training methods, players on unhealthy diets, a Luddite attitude to fitness/conditioning and no interest in applying sports science methods. Now, we are a modern, financially stable club that regularly qualifies for the Champions League, and survives not on the largesse of a billionaire owner, but on being able to generate revenue through our self sustainable business model.

This self sustaining business model survives because Wenger has kept us in the top 4 places consistently, season after season. Just look at the other “big” teams who have missed out on qualification recently, including Chelsea and Man Utd, and begin to appreciate how much of an achievement this is.

The people who want Wenger to leave should be careful what they wish for. People hate it when it’s suggested that football is a business, but the reality is that it is, and spending £100M just to buy the title would be dangerous and damaging to the financial sustainability of our football club. We should be thankful that we have a manager who cares so much about the long term well-being of our club that he is prudent about spending money. Most managers in the world care only about the short term, winning a few titles by spending vast amounts of money, then leaving others to handle the financial problems that brings about.

We've done it again

Yes, we wouldn’t be where we are.
And I suppose he’s been doing all these for free?

We qualify for champs league. To do what exactly? And you don’t even have the common sense to leave out teams that have won it from your example.

Players can lose faith in a manager (look at liecester and chelsea). Wenger should go and let someone else give it a go.

Ilari

Agreed 100%. Couldn’t care a less about thumbs down.

JoeBloggs

1994 we wont the cup winners cup
1995 we got to the final of the cup winners cup

Wenger has never in 21 years won a European competition, losing in two finals.

So dont talk shit about the club being a mess before Wenger. It was a pretty decent team, particularly in the cups.

Faisal Narrage

What has any of this got to do with our team lacking defensive structure and tactical planning and adjustment from the dugout?

Sarah

Oh God that whole be careful what you wish for crap. Stick with Wenger and you get pasted in the champions league season in, season out. Title challenge usually ended by February. Wake the hell up. This team are in disarray and it shows on the pitch.

Doozer

KROENKE OUT.

Coquelin's 3rd Leg

This.

A trillion times this.

You think this arsehole is going to pay for an Arsenal quality manager? And give him the freedom and support to build the club how he wishes? Without financial restrictions?

I don’t.

Des

Just leave now pls before our club becomes the biggest joke in modern football oh sorry it already has.

And if you do leave make sure you pack our useless board and most of our overatted first team with you thanks.

4thPlace

Fans will go berserk and he will be pushed out has to be the most delusional and funny thing I’ve read so far….thanks for making me smile after that horrendous game lad.

Those banners (both) on the other hand were pretty sad.

Victory through harmony eh….

George Walsh

As much as i sympathise with Wenger for having such a gutless group of players he is the one who has bought them and continues to pick them time and time again refusing to change faces at the club…he does not want characters in the dressing room who question or undermine his authority so what we have is sheep. The players have let him down, some of them for far far too long but at the end of the day we keep making the same mistakes season in season out where were gutless away from home against the lesser sides and simply have no plan b for when teams park the bus so to speak and that responsibility falls squarely on Wengers shoulders, nobody wants it to end on a sour note but again its wengers fault for not leaving several seasons ago.

Twanny

What sad [Arsenal] days these are 🙁

reincheque

Piste oeuf…

Matt

If he stays I will not watch the PL for the first time ever; we can’t expect things to change if he stays

Smeirf

I’m sorry, but he no longer has the right to leave gracefully anymore, holding the club by the balls about is future is an insult to both club and fans. What a disgrace.

Sir Seaman Stains

You’re so right – a lynch mob should just get hold of Arsene and tie him to the back of a car and it can be driven around North London and everyone can pelt him with rotten fruit!
FFS you complete knob – you need to be grabbed by the balls – you’re a disgrace !

Goon

There would have been no Arsenal without Arsene. We would have been a mid table club without him. The disrespect towards him is appalling. He is the last manager in the world who deserves the vitriol and plane banners directed towards him.

We've done it again

Oh, please! Save us the drama.

I suppose you are gonna tell us about how he built a stadium with his bare hands?

spinner

Goon, I am genuinely shocked by your ignorance!

Arsenal were one of the giants of English football before Wenger joined, not a mid table club. Only Liverpool had won more league titles than us.

In the decade before Wenger joined, we had won 2 league titles, a European trophy, an FA Cup and 2 league cups. Does that sound like a mid table club to you? Please educate yourself about the history of the club you claim to support.

1fromcali

Great, because Liverpool has messed up the last 20 years by hiring the wrong managers and being inconsistent year after year they are where they are now. Still big club but not as big as they could be if they were more consistent in terms of being a global brand and bringing in the extra revenue because of that. It is a business and we were lucky to have a manager like AW during the last 20 years. Revenue streams have changed. The league is truly global. If Arsenal wasn’t successful during this era consistenly making Champions league they would have become Liverpool or worse.

I’m not saying AW time possibly has come to move on but man the crap he has to put up with is insane stupid.

prvhc

‘There would be no Arsenal without Arsene’
My god ! I’m even more worried about the 12 up votes you got.These are the kind of people who flew the second banner.No one in their right mind would want Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

Iceman

What worries me most is that the club are in no way prepared for such a monumental shift in it’s running. Whether you love him or hate him, Arsene Wenger leaving this football club will be felt massively. I love the guy and respect him for everything he has done for Arsenal Football Club, but it is looking more and more likely that he has taken us as far as he can.

I hate the fact that fan base is divided. I hate the fact that some of our fans have no shame in belittling and abusing our most successful modern day manager.

I hate some of the players, who are willing to hide behind the manager despite not performing for months on end. We are all so quick to praise them whenever they do well, but every defeat is solely placed at the manager’s feet.

And let’s not even get started on the absolute shithousery of Stan Kroenke and his cohorts who don’t give a shit whether we are competitive or not.

We are an utter mess. And it doesn’t look like it’s gonna get cleared up anytime soon.

Si

exactly.its our first time we have a bad form in 20 fucking years. even won quarter finals of cup five nil. and most of defeats were referees faults. bayern red card penalty. todays second goal…..only a retarded 6 yo would ask the boss to go after couple of bad games in 20 fucking years

We've done it again

This guy is right! Apart from recently, we’ve been splendid. I even recall some of our players winning “world’s best”.

There’s nothing to see here guys. We are fine, according to Si.

Si

of course we are not fine!! but moron fans, everytime something is not fine you want to change the manager. it was referees fault and it happened once in 20 years with the boss and we will make the top four again i bet my life on it. if you doubt it go support manure. idiots….

Lucid rageaholism

How ballsy would it be for him to sign up for 2 more years now?!

Bornisthekingofhighbury
Bornisthekingofhighbury

Sorry to say this, but it seriously wouldn’t surprise me.

Man Manny

To think that the longest serving manager in the EPL can build a team so unsuited to the league is simply shocking. The worse part is that you could see this result coming. I am not angry anymore; just numb and resigned.

Mbaki

Let’s not pretend we could see this coming. Two weeks ago 3nd spot was very much there, beginning of season (well pre season)we had the most complete team in years. This team should have competed for the title. I am not in the Wenger go/stay camp but this was a team to compete for title. If they fail to make to to CL, they would have failed us.

Man Manny

“A team to compete for the title” actually competes for the title. We were all fooled by the early promise; reality now stares us in the face: This was never a title competing team, period.

Phil sadler

I hope what he decides is best for the club so it should be goodbye Wenger.

Gunnya

This season was the battle between the big name managers – Wenger, Guardiola, Klopp, Conte, Mourinho, Pochettino, Koeman. In August I was expecting Conte and Guardiola would choke, and although I wasn’t hoping Arsene would do something incredible, I was dead certain that at least 4th place would be guaranteed. Alas, things fall apart.

Smeirf

What is so appealing about finish 4th?
The money from television has become more significant than the qualifying money and we never really compete for it – so it’s pretty much pointless.
Finish fourth is the same as choking in my opinion.
Either way, knowing ‘soon’ about his future == Announcing the new contract after a few good resutls in the garbage time of the season…

santori

You are spoilt.

Every season in the CL for 22 years.

Never mind we flatter to deceive in the later stage but that sort of profile has been crucial for the club in drawing the money to build the stadium for a more sustainable income to compete in market for talent..

This is a MINIMUM standard to acieve for two decades.

Meanwhile Spurts have never qualified for 2 seasons back to back in CL (they get knocked out by Belgian powerhouse Ghent of course)

Liverpool have been without the title for 25 + years (That’s over a quarter century)

United can’t even get into CL in recent seasons, all these teams despite constant managerial changes and appointment of the latest media annointed footballing guru

What’s not to like about Europe and top 4? You won’t even attract the likes of Ozil or Alexis if you were out of the top 4.

You’d have to pay way over for those sort of players (See Pogba)

I think a lot of fans frankly need to pull their heads out of their proverbial arses.

Yes Wenger has been poor of late but he is still a very solid manager all given.

Plus he is no ordinary manager for the club.

He is a builder and we owe him due respect.

Frankly too many fans are classless.

Save the banners and recriminations till end of season.

There is so much still at stake unless you are the sort to give up so easily and write the season off already. Imagine if the team exhibited the same sort of fight.

Big Dave

What a Clusterfuck

gunnertron

I keep telling myself it’s only football, to keep the ulcers at bay. Why is it not working???

Don

Sure give him respect. But he should be sacked

Sir Seaman Stains

That’s a frigging oxymoron – he should not be sacked, you should fuck right off. Never have I been more ashamed of our fans than right now – as fucking classless as Chelsea or Tottenham.

SantCarzor

I think he’ll stay.

london

@arseblog would you rather that Wenger retired at end of season, with key players going into the last 12 months of their contract and no sporting director or do you think he should stay for 1 more season, get the players to sign deals/sign replacements, give the club time to find an appropriate replacement and sporting director so that we don’t go through what Man Utd. did when their manager left them in a bad state which they have yet to recover.

I know these aren’t the only two options but i don’t exactly have enough faith that the board are taking the necessary steps needed to run the club (from a footballing perspective) once Wenger leaves.

santori

Well this is the problem with these Wenger Out people.

I understand their frustration and can empathise with the sentiment that Wenger may no longer be relevant.

BUT it needs calm and collective heads to manage a transition properly.

Considering the wrong successor brings no guarantees of even achieving our high minimal standards under Wenger (we can think of people like AVB, Rodgers, Martinez whom many fans not too long ago trumpeted as genius to Wenger), there is every possibility that we could not even finish as high as we do and be out of CL.

This is not good for the clubs profile and in attracting top players.

We only need to look at United to understand this. Top 4 is their priority. Their trophy which the media will not mention is Top 4…and the milk cup…considering they paid how much for Pogba.

So even if Wenger stayed a season to ensure proper transition, I don’t see much of a down side. Worst to worst we are stagnant in a high position.

It will afford us better time to identify a proper succesosr and prepare the ground.

london

That’s how I’m feeling because even with the greatest manager in the world I dont think our players are good enough. I’d love to have a manager like Ancelotti take over for a few seasons as he has proven track record everywhere and I think he would fit well with Arsenal. I do not want any experiments with some up and coming manager.

Donald's Trumps

But we are already in a bad state.

london

It could be worse, we could have Donald Trump as our majority shareholder

jared

Thistle far Wenger has brought us.but as with everything,there reaches a time when things peak no more and assume a constant curve before it starts the downward trend.I believe that is where we have reached as a club.we must appreciate what Wenger has done at the club and respect him for that.
However,our manager Arsene must realize that beyond this point it is very difficult to move forward what with the dressing room issues and fans’ unforgiving attitude.THough we can’t blame them because they have been very patient for so long.
The players are a disgraced lot and they cannot hide behind anything for their pathetic performance. God knows how they will survive under a new manager who needs results.Wenger has pampered and defended them a lot.
Finally,let us wish Wenger well,thank him for the great service he has done to this club.Acrimonious exit is the last thing we want see at the club.
Everything that has a beginning must have an end.Thank you Arsene.

Indiegooner

If only the team could muster a teeny weeny purple patch, the club could announce Wenger’s new contract.

Edzo

Leave or stay it’s time, at least, to tell the players so they know what’s going on. Not knowing is not the only reason they’ve been awful of late but uncertainty is not ideal.

For all the wenger out crowd, do you really think kronke and the board will hire a top manager or that a top manager will come to a club that is not willing to stack the team with world class players?

Look at United and city. Last summer they spent 100s of millions. Next summer will be more of the same for those clubs. We won’t even pay what ozil and Sanchez want in order to keep them.

Lose wenger and kronke and his stupid money ball method will probably hire Eddie howe or Tony Pulis.

Who on here trust kronke and the board to make a good hire

santori

I think Wenger will likely announce he is leaving within a year.

The option for him to stay a transitionary season allows him

1) Some face considering he has been no ordinary manager to this club. It will be a class thing to do.

2) Time to sort out the club in preperation for the eventual successor.

3) Time to identify the eventual successor with some care. Remember, there may be more options post Wcup2018 which will precipitate a reshuffle.

4) Some stability for us to manage through what could be a difficult summer with the possibility of high profile departures and older players stepping down. Like it or not, Wenger is still one of the best operators in the market.

So there is no pressing need to change for change sake.

As mentioned, I think Wenger at 67years will not be at club for that much longer. In fact a good job for him maybe France boss post 2018Wcup.

Now I say this proviso he hits his minimum of finishing in top 4.

I don’t think we may catch Spurts this time round.

An FA cup would be a bonus but at the moment, with the way we play, it could be a stretch.

I think any change this summer will also be strictly dependent on who will be availalble. Wenger will of course have a massive say if he feels the person fits the club’s ethos. I think we are a unique club in taking a longer view of things but this may change.

Personally, I have no issues with a Simeone in charge as he seems to be able to structure a team defensively which I feel is what we lack with Wenger’s free jazz interpretation difficult to achieve in modern era without more top players recruited given the higher technical qualities in the league these days.

I’ve been saying that Wenger is like a man who knows how to buy tools very well (He often gets them for comparative bargains) but he isn’t as good using them efficiently.

I thinkif we rebuild with Wenger stepping down, it makes sense for him to at least put together a strong foundation for the incoming gaffer to have a head start and take advantage of/build upon.

So it is short sighted to think all problems will go away with Wenger.

A bit more thought needs to go into the process…oh and class.

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