Wenger Knows Arsenal’s Problem But…
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger speaks every time like he understands the problem his team faces but the question fans need answers to is why he cannot solve those problems.
Again, Baba Ijebu has identified the moment when Arsenal’s Premier League campaign started to slide but what is he going to do about it?
“It is a strange season because it just looked like it escaped from us in moments,” said Wenger. “Not for a lot. But every time, for a fraction, it went the other way. That is why it is very difficult.
“It started at Everton where we were 1-0 up. At City we were 1-0 up. And things went just against us and we could not respond.
“Our offensive numbers are good. Our defensive numbers are less convincing. And that is not down to the defenders only. It is down to the balance of the team between going forward and defending. But it is true that our offensive numbers are quite convincing.
“I am still convinced they have the right character, and it's a good moment to show it. As well, the self-esteem of a group is not set in stone. It's linked as well with the last results.
“The confidence, when linked with the last results, drops, but where the character comes in is the desire to fight against it and to fight together. And the natural tendency is to go a little bit into your shell and think a little bit more about you and not about the group.”
Well articulated but #WengerOut has been popular for over five seasons, and the call continues to grow while the Frenchman does not seem ready to leave.
How badly does Arsenal need to lose to Manchester City on Sunday before Wenger does something to make the team start winning again? Another 5-1 hammering?