According to The Times, Arsene Wenger won’t be stepping down from his time at The Emirates any time soon and will do his best to see out his current deal, which still has this season and next season to run.
The Frenchman finds himself under increasing pressure at The Emirates after FOUR (there’s the CAPS) straight defeats and staring down the barrel of a FIFTH this week as we prepare to travel to AC Milan in the Europa League before another banana skin of a league game at home to Watford this weekend. We lost to Brighton away this weekend 2-1 after some terrible defensive errors in a game which saw us 33 points off the top of the league, and chances of a top four spot all but gone, get all the odds on Arsenal’s dwindling chances and find out more about Matchbook.
The Sun claim that Arsene Wenger’s position is being viewed from game to game, though surely this would mean he’d have been sacked by now given recent performances and results. They also say there is trouble in the Arsenal dressing room with players arguing amongst themselves and wanting the squad to start performing again, more on this later today reader(s).
Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were apparently singled out after the horror show against Brighton on Sunday although it’s hard to think who would have been in the position to run them down given the rest of the team’s poor showing.
It’s hard to put things into words at the moment, with injuries to Monreal and Ramsey, and arguably our best player Santi Cazorla still facing yet more time on the sidelines. Our first team from top to bottom are no longer playing for each other, Cech out of form and low on confidence, Bellerin allegedly furious after being dropped for the Brighton game and Kolasinac also struggling to find his early season form.
Mustafi is said to have been singled out as culpable for the Brighton defeat, his team mates furious at his penchant for blaming everyone else except himself. Koscielny is playing through the pain barrier and low on confidence, Chambers is under pressure to perform despite his inexperience.
The midfield also seems to be struggling with Ramsey injured, Wilshere looking increasingly under pressure and frustrated as it looks like his undecided future is also affecting his performances on the pitch. Xhaka and Iwobi are also bang out of form and looking worse from week to week.
Ozil looks out of sorts, while Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang look like they are wondering what the hell they have let themselves in for. Welbeck also looks done, while Lacazette, who was lacking in goals and confidence continues to recover from a surprise mid-season operation.
While a lot is down to the players themselves (God knows, they get paid enough), you do have to ask yourself who is the one person who needs to pick the squad up and get them playing for each other again and our club back to winning ways.
For me, there’s only one person who can sort this mess out and currently he looks as broken as the players.
What a mess, change is needed and quickly.