- A few Arsenal fans noticed a surprise move by Arsene Wenger against Manchester City
- The Gunners boss made no subs during his side’s 3-0 defeat
- Some Arsenal fans think this was deliberately to avoid any players getting booed
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A few Arsenal fans noticed something interesting about Arsene Wenger in tonight’s Premier League defeat to Manchester City – he didn’t make any substitutes.
While most Gooners are now angrily tweeting about Wenger not being bothered or simply forgetting he could make changes during the game, a couple have flagged up an interesting theory about why he might have chosen not to make any subs.
It’s been suggested that with the game already over and with everyone performing so badly, any player removed from the pitch would’ve been subject to a chorus of boos from the home crowd, which is probably accurate.
Arsenal fans did in fact boo the team off at the end, but Wenger may have done well to save any individuals from feeling personally targeted by neglecting to swap a few players around.
While it’s hard to know for sure and it’s unlikely that the Frenchman would ever admit it, this could be some decent man-management by the manager in a difficult situation.
Here’s what a few Arsenal fans are tweeting about Wenger’s decision – what are your thoughts?
Any player that got subbed off would’ve got booed by the crowd. Unreal man management from Wenger.
— James (@jacn__) March 1, 2018
Think Wenger didn’t make any subs because of potential abuse. Quite smart.
— Oscar (@Reunewal) March 1, 2018
No wonder Wenger made no subs, check the state of that bench ?? pic.twitter.com/QJvyfjPqoe
— ohio is for lovers (@joshhewiitt) March 1, 2018
Suspect wenger is just totally fucked off with the players.
No subs. Just a punishment second half.
— Öliviniho (@Oliviniho) March 1, 2018
That Wenger didn’t bother to make any subs, just shows he doesn’t know what to do again.
— Eromose Ileso (@EromoseIleso) March 1, 2018
3-0 down game dead and buried and we make no subs Wenger has given up
— auSAMeyang COYG (@smeagol_11) March 1, 2018
Interesting that Wenger didn’t make a sub..
— Jordan (@JordanRUFC) March 1, 2018