Arsène Wenger


#21

Not as good as he was about decade ago.


#22

Heard he offers little tactical insight, he’s there to charm and give general observations.


#23

Going from what I read he seems to be more interested in watching the game than he is in actually commentating on it, making him a bit of a weird/silent co-commentator.


#24

This kind of mistake and bad judgement is enough to get you fired, in a normal firm.


#25

I’m still holding hope for FFP.


#26

What a pointless tenure his is. Well, to football fans at least. It’s certainly very profitable for him, the club and executives.


#27

How does a man so seemingly intelligent as Wenger become so naive. I understand it’s still quite early in the window, but let’s be honest with ourselves here I fully expect that all our transfer business is done and come the start of the season I really thing we’re going to be disappointed. Our script is the same predictable act every season it’s actually laughable.

I saw this on another football forum and think it’s absolutely bang on…

One thing is for sure. If Arsenal do win a major honour in the forthcoming season, it will be in spite of Arsene Wenger, not because of him. He’s holding the club back and has been doing so for years. His stubbornness knows no bounds. Rather than leaving Arsenal in the manner that Sir Alex left United, he’ll instead leave knowing that a significant percentage of the Arsenal fanbase have grown to feel utter contempt for him.

How he has managed to remain as manager for another five years after that deadline day debacle in 2011 (Arteta, Benayoun, Mertesacker, Andre Santos) is beyond me. His bloody-mindedness and indecision has cost the club dearly. He’s regressed.

For as long as he is the manager, I’ll continue to disregard Arsenal as a rival. They’ve been in a malaise for over a decade and there is no sign of that abating. Allegiances aside for one moment, Arsenal could achieve great things under a new manager. They are ideally placed to do so. It must pain Arsenal fans dearly to see the moves some of the games top managers have made in the last couple of seasons - it only serves to emphasise their plight.

Arsenal have some great players at their disposal - if those same players can galvanise themselves and take the lead, they could be well.

It almost pains me to see Wenger still in charge. Almost.

It’s pitiful.

To which one of our fans replied with pictures and stats about net spend over the last few years…It really was cringeworth.

The teams around us are making very strong signings and yes we’ve signed Xhaka which is a start but after last season the other three seem to be going big or going home.


#28

@BergkampsLoveChild
That’s a great post.
The irony is that lots of opposition supporters criticise Wenger for certain things yet some of our own supporters defend him to our detriment
It’s this constant defending of the indefensible that si giving Wenger the opportunity to persist with the same strategies in the transfer market, and on the pitch, and is allowing him to remain stubborn, and let the team get stale.

This is the difference between him and ruthless managers like Ferguson, Mourinho, Guardiola etc.
He has needed to strengthen for several seasons in certain positions and has refused to do what is obvious to everyone, which is buy a striker.
No other top manager would have behaved in the negligent way Wenger has.

Wenger always moans about players not meeting his valuation, and yet everyone knew that in this transfer window the prices would be far higher because of all the new deals in football.

So rather than getting a striker last season for around 30-40m, he waits until this window, where he knew they would be more than double that, and then starts moaning at the prices.

Mourinho has only been at Man U for a few weeks, and already he has identified what the weaknesses are and has bought three top players and will probably buy Pogba as well, which is more than Wenger has done in the last few seasons.

If we don’t get a minimum of a striker and a CB, this window will have been a shambles, like it usually is.


#29

Would Wenger have the balls to go into the Liverpool game with Xhaka as his only major signing, with Sanago, Walcott and Wilshire leading the line. You could imagine the uproar. Does he think his squad is good enough after the failings last season to improve and beat the Manchester teams with world class management and a Chelsea team with a bullish manager behind them. Not even that but even to get top 4 next season will be a challenge with Leicester, Liverpool, Spuds, West Ham and Everton under Koeman will be chasing us. I’m seriously worried for us.

We must need for me a top class Striker, CB and Right Winger if we want to win the title and compete on all fronts. Not just that Wenger must change his style of play and have a plan B, no matter how many he signs we will still fall short cause of tactics.

My feeling I think he will wait until after the Liverpool/Leicester results to see if he can get away with not signing anyone. If those two results finish with bad results and him been given a shit reaction from fans he will make a last ditch buy here or there. I honestly think he believes his side is good enough to win the league and that everyone else is crazy for questioning him.


#30

Yet he gets rewarded and cheered on by a section of fans. When did we lose our ambition and drive.


#31

[quote=“ArcticArsenal, post:29, topic:125”]
My feeling I think he will wait until after the Liverpool/Leicester results to see if he can get away with not signing anyone. If those two results finish with bad results and him been given a shit reaction from fans he will make a last ditch buy here or there. I honestly think he believes his side is good enough to win the league and that everyone else is crazy for questioning him.
[/quote]I agree.
He has done this before.
He is a specialist in the panic buy market.
Arteta, Mertesacker, Santos, Bischoff, Sylvestre, Arshavin, Kallstrom, Elneny, and others, were panic buys.

Even Ozil and Sanchez weren’t players that he had planned to buy, they were very good players that were offered to him at a bargain price, rather than him identifying a player and then doing everything he can to get them.

This transfer window is no different and the Vardy fiasco proved it, because he was cheap and Wenger was trying to get him, rather than a world class player, which would cost considerably more.


#32

[quote=“InvincibleDB10, post:31, topic:125, full:true”]

And ofcourse yet more bullshit.


#33

Well, didn’t take long for the Wenger haters to make their way over :smirk:


#34

[quote=“Trion, post:32, topic:125”]
And ofcourse yet more bullshit.
[/quote]In what way?

[quote=“AW49, post:33, topic:125, full:true”]
Well, didn’t take long for the Wenger haters to make their way over
[/quote]But the AKB’s got over here even quicker.

Why is it the AKB’s always take the moral high ground?
Is anyone with a different opinion not worthy on a forum like this?


#35

naïve or willingly negligent?


#36

I’d say, BOTH, and arrogance.


#37

I wouldn’t waste my time debating with you as you just tend to ignore the argument & go on to next thread spouting the same bullshit, like you have been doing with ‘Wenger has his own valuation’ thingy.

I have decided to just call you up on bullshit & be done there.


#38

Oh, I get it.
You post a reply and then spout your same nonsense, but can’t be bothered to actually explain to me what I said was wrong.

That’s clever.

AKB’s know best.

By the way, when do I " just tend to ignore the argument?"


#39

He is wrong when buy, wrong when is reticent, when he waits time to spend etc… etc… :facepalm:

I don’t understand why a part of our fans are obsessed and love to change the words and the actions just to accuse him. Sincerly I don’t understand.


#40

Even he is a few years late, I think most of us here do agree the Higuain deal is good for us, if there is a deal.
The only deal that people criticized most, was the Sanogoal one. The Asano one is too early to tell.
Other than that I think we all want him to buy.

Of course, he still need to buy smart, to spend smart.
Throwing money into the sea by buying shit and keeping every single penny in the bank by not spending are still crimes for me.