Arsenal fans unfazed by prospect of Arsene Wenger departure?

With speculation continuing to link Arsene Wenger to PSG, would Arsenal fans be sad to see the back of the French tactician?

Oliver Watkinson
Published 06/05/2013 09:48 by Oliver Watkinson, read by 4,761 people.

In recent weeks there has been speculation that Arsene Wenger may be about to leave the club he's managed for so long to move to the mega-rich French outfit, Paris Saint-Germain.

Wenger has denied such claims and pledged to see out the remainder of his contract - even hinting at the possibility of staying beyond his current deal. 

After yet another disappointing and ultimately trophy-less season for Arsenal, frustration amongst the club's fans reached it's highest point over the last two decades.

An increasing number of fans have grown tired of Wenger's tactics and poor decisions in recent years - and understandably so. In the last two years alone they have lost Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie which, as Wenger is always quick to remind us, he is in charge of. These former heroes have been replaced with the likes of Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski, Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta. Good player's no doubt, but certainly a huge step backwards. 

But that's not the only reason for the anger towards Arsenal's most successful and longest-serving manager. His insistence on playing the same 4-2-3-1 formation every week, no matter who the opposition, has some fans questioning his logic. Some strange substitutions have also caused confusion, most notably bringing off Cazorla when chasing victory against a poor Aston Villa side away from home. Arsenal fans will also notice that substitutions never occur before the 70th minute at the earliest, despite how the game is going. 

But perhaps most frustrating for Arsenal fans has been the players that have been brought in. Gervinho and Andre Santos are the worst two players to ever play under him and have been huge targets for abuse from Arsenal fans - no surprise considering the combined cost of over £15 million for the pair. 

Change is certainly needed at Arsenal this summer not just in personnel but in mentality. Maybe someone like David Moyes could get more out of the resources available and install an aggressive attitude into the side.

Do you think Wenger should stay? Would you be sad to see him go? Who would be a better option? Leave your thoughts in the comments box below.


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