Over the last couple of years, we have heard the same things from Arsenal fans. It is clear that some fans are wanting Arsene Wenger out. The manager that made Arsenal invincible for 49 games in 2004, and they want him out.
Under Wenger’s management over the last few seasons, we have seen the North Londoners fall to some crushing defeats to sides in the top five or six, however, this has never stopped Arsenal holding on to their famous fourth position at the end of the Premier League season.
Falling to last sixteen defeats in the Champions League has left many fans disappointed over the last few years, and many feel the teams drawn out the hat to play Arsenal have been too strong for the Gunners in the first leg, despite coming back in the away leg, chasing that one goal that would see Arsene Wenger’s side into the last eight of Europe’s elite.
However, things have changed at Arsenal a little this season. Inevitably, the Wenger Out movement has gathered momentum, but many have forgotten that this could be one of Arsenal’s best seasons since they gained invincibility in 2004.
Arsenal have now won eight games in a row in the Premier League, and are traditionally finishing the season off strongly. Sitting in second position behind leaders Chelsea, we could see the Gunners make a late title push should they beat Chelsea and should Mourinho’s side slip up on a few occasions between now and the end of the season.
This season has seen Arsenal perform a little better against the big teams. For example, they have not been beaten by more than two goals against teams in the top six. A 2-0 win at the Etihad may stand out as one of the games of the season for Arsenal fans, and the Gunners have taken four points from games against City. Four points have also been taken from Liverpool after beating them convincingly 4-1.
Regardless of whether they win the title or not, this can be considered as a very good season from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, and even if they do not win the league, there is still a good chance of silverware as Arsenal come up against Reading at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final.
Arsene Wenger has certainly kept the ‘Wenger Out’ boys away for now, but silverware and a second place finish will be considered a huge step forward for Arsenal considering where they have finished in the last few years, and could keep him in the job for now.