Fans power to topple Wenger as endgame potentially nears | Spurs schadenfreude coming

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I’m back with Matt and Alfred taking on the debacle that is Arsenal FC at the moment.

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  • The DO NOTHING protest where we encourage fans to just not turn up for the Sunderland game and give reasons as to why this is IMPORTANT
  • We dissect the current goings on with Wenger, the board and the stand off that’s going on at the moment
  • We have a bit of a mull over the Spurs game. Then attack their fans for being awful and talk about next seasons impending Schadenfreude
  • We talk about the build up to the Sunderland game what things could look like in the next few weeks
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  1. Mick Kartun

    Joke Friday

    THE SERMON -and thy will be done !

    The priest said:” If l had all the beer in the world I would throw it into the river!!!”

    “Amen!” , said the congregation.

    ” And if I had all the wine I would take it and throw it into the river!!!”

    ” Amen !” ,said the congregation.

    ” If I had all whiskey and brandy I would take it and throw it into the river said the priest!!!”

    A great, ” Amen!” , was heard from the congregation and the priest sat down.

    The Choirmaster stood up and said, “For our closing hymn turn to page 114 of the old hymn books and let us sing, ” We shall drink from that river.”

    The congregation screamed, ” HALLEUJAH !!!!”

  2. Pierre

    Peanuts & monkey
    “Spurs have won all their 9 league games. last time Arsene Fc did that was in 1790. haha. losers fucking jokers.”

    And since 1970 The Arsenal have won 6 league titles and 9 fa cups… And spurs have won err..

  3. N5

    @Pierre, carefull with him buddy, he’s unstable.

    @Marko, this is what I commented the other day to Pedro. People get banned all the time on here for a not even half of the crazy horrible rubbish he comes out with, yet year after year he is allowed to say what he wants.

    Untouchable is right.

  4. Carts

    Is Wenger really that stupid to use Real Madrid as some kind of exemplar?

    The guy is so disingenuous, it’s getting scary. He’s literally tugging at the heart strings, now.

    No surprise why you’ve got brain dead idiots like Ty still saying “I back the manager”. What does that even mean, anyway?

  5. N5

    “No surprise why you’ve got brain dead idiots like Ty still saying “I back the manager”. What does that even mean, anyway?”

    It’s a position from the Karma Sutra.

  6. Marko

    Spanish radio station Cadena Ser and Spanish newspaper Sport are linking Athletic Bilbao’s Ernesto Valverde to Arsenal this week.

    Would take it. Sure I’d prefer Sampaoli but Valverde’s highly regarded he’s been touted to take over Barcelona more than a few times. Actually very possible he ends up there over Sampaoli.

  7. Boomslang

    “Is Wenger really that stupid to use Real Madrid as some kind of exemplar?”

    He’ll say anything to justify his failures as a manager.

    Next excuse will be England not winning the World Cup since 1966.

  8. Carts

    Btw, if that Kolasinac is available on a free, I can see why he’d command a higher salary. but £140k pw…sounds like City are the ones offering that kind of money.

    When you consider they’re about to bomb off half a dozen players + circa £1m p/w in wages…

    – Yaya – £220k
    – Navas – £90k
    – Clichy – £90k
    – Zabaleta – £90k
    – Sagna – £80k
    – Mangala – £100k
    – Hart – £110k
    – Caballero/Bravo – £25k (lol)
    – Fernando – £70k
    – Nasri – £150k
    – Bony – £100k

    then I suppose it sadly makes sense to give an untested young LB that kind of coin

  9. Carts

    Marko

    Someone said a few weeks ago that Valverde makes sense cos he a low maintenance manager who’s renowned for not spending much.

    What ever the rationale, I just hope he sees through that pile of ordinary crap of a squad a bombs off the who are just there for a casual ride.

  10. Jim Lahey

    One thing we really haven’t considered about a new manager coming in is where will Wenger go once he is replaced? I honestly think they will give him a place on the board which could possibly be the worst outcome for the club.

    I have wondered how intimidating it was for Moyes to have Ferguson so publicly sitting in the stands at every game.

  11. Marko

    Not too worried about the left back situation to be honest you can probably get someone like Ricardo Rodriguez and Jose Gaya or Wendall of Leverkusen for decent enough fees they’re hardly coming off of stellar world cups. Ben Chilwell over Gibbs for me is a must.

    Other than that first and foremost a new manager and director of football after that you look to rebuild. Someone like Belotti is a must. Worth pointing out though thanks to the ever selfishness of Wenger dragging out this debacle and not letting the club get a new regime in place for the start of the summer it’s worth noting that the likes of City, United and Chelsea will likely be super busy this summer so those types of players that we needed to resemble a big club again they’ll be competed for and unless we move quickly and early it’s likely to be another summer of waiting till August and seeing what’s left. That’ll definitely be happening if Wenger stays anyway

  12. Bamford10

    McGee

    I do think that is part of what led to Wenger being so ineffective, what led Arsenal to its current state. Rather than just being a manager, Wenger — advanced degree in Economics in hand, all-too-expansive-sense-of-himself in pocket — attempted to be everything: manager, DoF, chief scout, CEO, CFO, director, owner, etc. As a result, he spread himself thin and was none of these things — at least not in any effective sense.

    Had he simply focused on being a manager, he might have been more effective, might have become an excellent manager. But he tried to be too many things.

    The other problem is that he was/is an ideologue, and some of his ideas, e.g., socialist wage scale, free play, were not good ones in the end.

    Worst of all, though, in his later years he has become arrogant, self-centered, self-aggrandizing, dishonest. I don’t believe he was these things 20 years ago. A little proud, perhaps, but not the man who would later say, “I built this club,” or any number of other outrages.

  13. Bamford10

    Jim

    Wenger must not have any role going forward. Any input he might make, any control he might wield, would be a massive negative. He is a man who now gets everything wrong. If Arsenal want to move forward successfully, they must make a clean break with Arsene Wenger.

  14. Marko

    Someone said a few weeks ago that Valverde makes sense cos he a low maintenance manager who’s renowned for not spending much.

    Carts he manages Bilbao who only sign or develop Basque players so he’s bound to be seen as someone who doesn’t spend. That club doesn’t really spend it’s not really him. Make no mistake whoever takes over at Arsenal will have the tools to at least try to compete. Look at our wage bill our transfer spent the last few years we should be doing much better. Valverde getting paid half of Arsene’s 8.5 million a year with 90-100 million to spend in summer transfer window he wouldn’t know what to do with himself he’d be fucking delighted. Yeah that narrative that we’d look to hire a manager as cheap and cluelessly frugal as Wenger is silly.

  15. Bamford10

    Mourinho remains adamant that he will rotate against Arsenal so as to be better-prepared for European play.

  16. Bamford10

    Marko

    “Make no mistake: whoever takes over at Arsenal will have the tools to at least try to compete. Look at our wage bill our transfer spent the last few years we should be doing much better … The narrative that we’d look to hire a manager as cheap and cluelessly frugal as Wenger is silly.”

    Correct. The last five years have made it crystal clear that the club has no aversion to spending. And no one who spins the narrative you mention has ever explained why the board would be interested in mediocrity when excellence wouldn’t cost any more money than they are already spending.

  17. Zimbabwean Gunner

    Bamford10May 5, 2017 11:24:01
    Wenger must not have any role going forward. Any input he might make, any control he might wield, would be a massive negative. He is a man who now gets everything wrong. If Arsenal want to move forward successfully, they must make a clean break with Arsene Wenger

    __________________________

    Well said Bamford. Wenger should be nowhere near a decision on Arsenal’s future. He should be confined to the history of the club. Nothing more. Nothing less.

  18. Crusaderrabbit

    Sent my own letter of complaint to Gazidis

    Here was my response, am sure its a copy and paste job but might be of interest….

    Thank you for the email.

    Your email has been passed to me to reply on behalf of Mr Gazidis.

    I fully understand your frustration and views. Please note that the Manager and the Board will be looking at the best interest for the club for both the upcoming season and in the longer term.

    The official statement given by the club Chairman is as follows and is the most current information regarding Mr Wenger’s Contract situation.

    “We are fully aware of the attention currently focused on the club and understand the debate. We respect that fans are entitled to their different individual opinions but we will always run this great football club with its best long-term interests at heart. Arsène has a contract until the end of the season. Any decisions will be made by us mutually and communicated at the right time in the right way.”

    I understand that this statement does not provide any clarity. Clarity will be provided to all the fans at a time that both the manager and the Board deem to be the right time.

    Kind regards and thank you for your comments.

    Luke Browne
    Service Centre Advisor
    Arsenal Football Club

    Highbury House | 75 Drayton Park | London | N5 1BU

    Tel: +44 (0) 207 619 5000

    Fax: +44 (0) 207 704 4041

    Web: http://www.Arsenal.com

  19. Carts

    Wenger being given a “role” if and when the new manager arrives is senseless.

    How is it that Wenger is given a free reign to do almost anything he wants, but mere suggestion of a new manager/coach taking over means Wenger has to be given a place upstairs?

    If they want to make him some non-exec BM then what ever. However, if they think Valverde or whomever will benefit from Wenger taking up duties as DoF then that is ridiculous and baseless.

  20. westlondongoon

    Even if Jose players United’s thrid team, they will beat whatever team Wenger throws together for this.

    This could be what we face: De Gea, Smalling, Bailly, Blind, Darmian, Valencia, Carrick, Mata, Pogba/Herrera/Lingard, Martial, Rooney, You really think we would beat them when they are on a near 30 game unbeaten run? Rooney, Carrick, Mata and De Gea all sat out last night, while Martial played all of 10 minutes, so there’s half a team of starters right there; most of them proven winners too. Make no bones about it, United will be up for this.

  21. Follow the money

    Merson on Arsenal fan TV. Will Wenger stay? Yes. Should he? No. And the one signing he wants is David Dein. Said if he got involved again we’d be title contenders within three years

  22. Carts

    WLG

    Mikki came of with 15 mins to go, so you’d also expect him to start.

    I agree that beating Utd will be hard task. They play for a draw first and foremost. They’re good at that. if we’re that bad, they’ll try and body us in a 10 minutes spurt

  23. SUGA3

    Dein may be 73, but would still run rings around Gazidis. Simple as that. Merse is not wrong there.

    This should give you an indication what sort of ‘talent’ we pay good money to run the show.

  24. Tonyd

    Once he goes Wenger cannot be allowed to involved in the club in any capacity.

    Dein too old now: We need an experienced DOF, but under 50. The DOF’s role will be a work in progress over 3 years at least.

    Jose will be out to show Wenger he is still Jose’s bitch.

    We will fold under high pressing and being bullied as we are famed to do against United.