In the last two games Arsenal has gained six points from a possible six, but that still does not even mean anything.
This past Sunday, after thirteen years, Arsene Wenger finally beat a Jose Mourinho side in the Premier League.
Manchester United were just happy finishing the game at the Emirates Stadium without any injuries, and they did. That was as good as three points for Mourinho’s men.
Then, playing in a makeup game due to FA Cup progression, Arsenal took care of business on the road vs 10th place Southampton three days later.
Alexis Sanchez scored his 20th of the season and Oliver Giroud added another off the bench.
Six points from six, and now — at the time of writing — trail Manchester City by three points for the coveted top four place.
But these six points are meaningless—maybe, Arsenal got some of their Gunner pride back.
That still does not matter.
This past season the Gunners have been awful and all the discussion is not about how great Arsenal is, but how dreadful, boring, and dull they have played.
Wenger needs to go
Then there is the discussion about Arsene Wenger’s future and for me it is very, very clear: Arsene Wenger should still get sacked.
Another season and another disappointment. All of their highlights are actually “lowlights.”
First, there was the matchday one slaughter by Liverpool for the entire world to see at the Emirates (yes, the score line does not reflect that).
It took only 45 minutes to illustrate Arsenal was going to be in trouble.
Then there was the awful display in the Champions League—getting knocked out for the sixth straight time in the round of 16, and this time by an astonishing and humiliating aggregate of 10-2 vs German champions Bayern Munich.
Finally, losing ground on finishing top four and losing to bitter rivals Tottenham—with a disgusting display of football as being the cherry on top of the Sack-Arsene-Wenger Sundae.
Thanks for the memories
Arsene Wenger will still be cast in bronze like the great Thierry Henry.
Wenger has transformed the club into an elite empire of English football and a household name around the globe. That cannot be forgotten, and nor will it.
However, with rivals Tottenham finishing above Arsenal for the first time in 22 years, Chelsea winning the league, and the willingness to splash the cash by the likes of City, United, and Liverpool, Arsenal no longer are at the top of food chain, but in the middle—struggling to survive.
They still have three games to play and an opportunity to place some silverware in the cabinet.
Finishing top four is not impossible, and this is football after all, but no matter the outcome: Arsene Wenger still needs to go.
Arsenal needs a change.
Written by Steven Jotterand
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