There has been so much talks about Arsene Wenger’s future at Arsenal. He is expected by many to end his reign at the end of the season, the Frenchman has decided to keep his decision to himself.
Wenger is being pressurized by fans and supporters so much so that he could give in to the pressure and leave the club at the end of the season. However, the ex-Monaco boss may likely rise above all the pressure and stay on beyond this season.
Without a doubt, Arsenal has not progressed in the last decade. Arsenal’s display of mediocrity has gone beyond what mind can imagine. All the blame for the club’s decline should be credited solely to Wenger. His blindness to the fault of his team members, his unchanging tactical style, and his old methods have seen the Gunners become so ordinary.
But now, it appears Wenger is now ready to learn, change his managerial way in an effort to keep his job. The tactician has dropped his own philosophy for the betterment of the club and this alone has raised the spirit and confidence back at the Emirates Stadium.
Before changing the team formation to the trending 3-4-3 formation, the Gunners could only lay claim to two victories in the Premier League. They were becoming a laughing stock and a top four finish looked highly unlikely. It was heart breaking to witness Bayern Munich destroy their dreams of European football next season.
Surely, it was not an easy decision for Wenger to make but after the win over Middlesbrough, he admitted that “the first time in 20 years, that shows you that even at my age you can change! But sometimes when a team lacks confidence, just add something new to believe and it helps to focus.”
However, ever-since Wenger decided to loosen up a bit and make some changes, Arsenal’s fortune have turned around for good. The Gunners are now more stronger at the back and their attack now a threat to opposition. They are gradually regaining their prestige and their reputation of being one of the best club in England. They’ve won five of their last six games, while keeping three clean sheets in the process.
Perhaps the fans and supporters would to once again learn to trust in the capability of the Frenchman if they should achieve a top four finish at the end of the season and defeat Chelsea in the FA Cup.
Arsene Wenger without a grain of doubt has failed his team, but his willingness to learn and adopt new tactics, might just be what has been missing in his administration for the past decade.