Arsene Wenger has been out of his depth in the Premier League lately
Thanks for the memories, but it's time to say goodbye

Arsenal have made it a habit to get tactically beaten in every game in some or the other aspect, and Wenger is the only one to be blamed for that. Large parts of the Emirates faithful want him out, and understandably so.

Maybe it is time to thank him for the memories and amicably part ways.

With not even a third of the way through the Premier League season, the Frenchman had conceded the title and declared Chelsea as ‘champions elect’. Surely that shows a lack of ambition. If anything, the club has regressed over the past few years.

If results have been poor and fans are starting to turn on Wenger, the problem lies in the Frenchman’s scandalous recruitment policy. While Arsenal sit on a reported £170 million of cash reserves and fans pay the highest ticket prices in the league, the team is suffering due to Wenger’s failure to sign more defence-minded players during the summer window.

Alexis Sanchez has justified his £35m arrival with an incredible 12 goals for his new club and is getting better and better. But he must look around and wonder if he made the right decision to move to North London given the players around him. Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy will prove decent signings, too, but it hasn’t been enough now that Arsenal’s predictable injury crisis has hit earlier than usual.

Despite two poor games and one collapse in the midst of an awful period, Arsenal finished tied with Dortmund on 13 very respectable points. The Gunners did not have the hardest of draws but still had to get the job done in six challenging games. So credit to Mr. Wenger, but surely that isn’t good enough for a club that went the entire league campaign undefeated slightly over a decade ago.

The 3-2 loss to Stoke inflicted misery on Arsene Wenger to end what can only be termed a mini revival. Stoke were excellent as they blew Arsenal away with their high-tempo football. It was known that Arsenal would find it tough to win the physical battle against a team that Wenger doesn’t have a great record against, but what hurt was the way in which they dominated the technical aspect too. They thoroughly outplayed the Gunners, with Bojan running Flamini ragged for major parts of the game.

 

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