24 Nov 2014

Arsenal fans call for Wenger's head

Enough is enough, Wenger out, read one banner at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

The poster was unfurled in the moments after Wayne Rooney had given Manchester United a 2-0 lead.


The disgruntled fan immediately had the sign confiscated by a steward, so as not to incite angry exchanges with those who remain pro-Wenger.

The Frenchman’s job, despite their desperate start to the season, is safe. The only way Arsene Wenger leaves Arsenal is if he walks. Like it or not, Arsenal fans have at least another two-and-a-half years of him.

But what can Wenger do to halt the gradual sea change in opinion of those who used to worship the ground he walked on?

Sorting out his side’s leaky defence would be a good starting point.

At the moment, Arsenal are susceptible to counter attacks; Wenger knows it. 


Injuries to key defenders Laurent Koscielny and Mathieu Debuchy haven’t helped.Nor has the fact Wenger failed to replace Thomas Vermaelen, who left for Barcelona in the summer.

But throwing men forward in search of goals has cost Arsenal in three consecutive games — two of which they were winning.

How can this team show such indiscipline with Bould’s wealth of defensive knowledge at their disposal?

Perhaps it’s time for Wenger to dilute his attacking principles and work on resolving the defensive deficiencies that are ruining their season. And who better than Bould, who made 372 appearances for Arsenal, to help right the current wrongs?

Credit: Sami Mokbel/SportsMail

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