Is the man with luscious long hair speaking sense.
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If Sir Alex Ferguson had won nothing for six years he would be retired by now.
Roberto Mancini won’t be given six years at Eastlands without some silverware in the dusty City cabinet. Carlo Ancelotti won’t last six months at Chelsea if he doesn’t pick up a trophy.
So if Arsenal fail to win the poorest Premier League title battle in history, there must be a call for Arsene Wenger to see the board. No other manager would get away with it.
Of course, the fact that Wenger I still in a job is down to the way he has conducted himself at Arsenal. He’s unearthed gems, financed some of their magnificent new ground and played the prettiest football in the division.
And do you know what? That means absolutely nothing when you win nothing.
That’s not just me talking. I was shocked by how furious Arsenal fans were on my 6-0-6 show last weekend.
In Arsene We Trust? Not any more. Fan after fan told me that just qualifying for there Champions League every year wasn’t enough and I agree with them. For a team that is in the top 10 in the world and is probably the equivalent of a Juventus or Inter, it is not enough.
And Wenger’s side is now full of wonderfully talented stylists who almost to a man have won less or the same domestically as me.
Now some Gunners fans are calling for Wenger to be replaced by Owen Coyle. I like the Bolton boss but I’m not sure it would work and I don’t think it would happen.
I’m not sure the foreign legion Wenger has assembled would take to a relatively inexperienced Scot and the Arsenal board might be still burned by the Bruce Rioch experience.
But I do think that board have got to show some guts this summer should Wenger not lift the title.
And either take the toughest decision possible or pull out a blank cheque and tell him that he must sign a world-class goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and striker by the end of the transfer window. (Daily Mirror)
I know some people don’t like Robbie Savage but I have time for the man because behind all the bluster and occasional rudeness I agree with most of what he has to say about the game. On this occasion I think he backs up his argument well and I have myself wondered at what point will the supporter’s patience snap, and you know what, I think it may well do so at the end of this season if the North London club fails to secure the Premier League title.
People will say that Sir Alex Ferguson was given x amount of years to get things going but in this day and age that would never happen and that isn’t necessarily a good or bad thing, it’s just the way it is. Six seasons without winning anything is pretty damn huge, made even huger by the fact that the Frenchman achieved success prior to this drought, so in essence he has built a rod for his own back due to his previous triumphs.
The club can not continue to avoid spending big because all around them sides are shelling out shed loads to improve their squads and it seems almost arrogant that Wenger decides to search out a talent you have never heard of just for the sake of it. If he is acting in that manner for financial reasons then he should say so, but given the well run nature of the club it would appear to be the case that they do have the funds and all the Arsenal supporters I know just want to see Wenger spend.
He probably should have brought in another centre back in January and maybe a keeper, but he didn’t. That may cost them their season and perhaps even his job.
Do Arsenal supporters feel that Robbie is right in his thinking or do you disagree?