Arsene Wenger Needs To Be Sacked After Nightmare Week
Arsene Wenger entered the week with matches against Osterunds in the Europa League and Manchester City in the Carabao Cup Final with an opportunity to inspire confidence. Wins over both clubs could have reassured supporters that Arsenal could turn things around and win trophies despite their recent struggles. Instead, the team lost both matches, and the questions about Wenger’s future with the club are louder than ever. At this point, it is undeniable that Wenger needs to be sacked for the club to move forward.
This nightmare of a week for Arsenal began in Europa League play. Leading heading into their second leg matchup with Osterunds of Sweden, all Arsenal needed to do was avoid losing in grand fashion at the Emirates to move on. While they accomplished that task, they still lost a match to a small squad from a minor league. And that wasn’t even their biggest humiliation of the week.
Arsenal’s loss to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup Final was a catastrophe, to the point where pundits are wondering which players should be sold as a result. The defence was nonexistent against a talented City side that the Gunners made look like one of the greatest of all-time. On the attack, Arsenal was toothless, generating few chances in a game where their defence afforded them no room for error.
That week of poor performances was a microcosm of a week where Arsenal have inspired little to no faith in the bookmakers due to their erratic form. And, consistent losses and draws against competition perceived to be inferior have made it understandable for many bettors to not want to consider backing Arsenal in each match; the side are now an outside 20/1 to finish in the Premier League’s top four. Instead, dedicated Gunners might want to use a Coral free bet, which offers a complimentary £15 with a £5 wager.
While it’s easy to blame the players for the shortcomings at the club, the manager deserves the lion’s share of the blame for years of poor form and the fall from grace at the Emirates.
As a result, the search for Arsenal’s next manager has already started, even if the club itself is in no way intent on getting rid of Wenger. Odds to determine Arsenal’s next manager are already available, with managers like Carlo Ancelotti and Zinedine Zidane at the top of the list. Both of those managers have also struggled at big clubs recently but nowhere near to the level that Wenger has, as Arsenal has gone from a club intent on winning in the Premier League to hoping a Europa League trophy can get them back into the Champions League.
It is that reduction in expectations for the club that have supporters calling for Wenger to be dismissed, as supporters and punters alike struggle to find faith in the club. While one week of subpar play does not wipe away everything that Wenger has done for the club in his career, it shows that Wenger is not the man to lead Arsenal into the future. Unless he can evolve to keep up with the Manchester Citys and Chelseas of the world, it may be smart to get the sacking over with now.
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