I have started to notice a growing number of fans – although still a minority – hoping that Arsenal fail miserably this season, so the BoD will have to change their policy and Wenger will get the sack.
Now, how any self-confessed supporter of our club could want it to fail is beyond me. The theory that failing to qualify in the top-four would get the BoD to invest heavily and also sack Arsene, is a short-sighted one.
I have no doubt that the BoD have been expecting a non top-four finish, and therefore no CL qualification, for the last few years at least. I have also no doubt that whatever you think of Kroenke – and let me state categorically I am not his biggest fan – he is in it for the long-term, and plans accordingly.
Some fellow supporters are still reading the final chapter of the last book of the Wenger-era and have failed to notice that the club and Arsene have moved on. This new book was started about a month ago when Arsenal signed up the Brit-pack; and with Theo’s subsequent signing of a new contract, Arsenal have well and truly started the Wenger-Brit-Ball era.
It is great news that we signed up six British talents and the club wanting to build a new team on and with them. It shows a long-term vision of how to combat the oil-money and build something truly special. It is absolute key to keep them together and let them grow and develop together, and they also need the best possible education and support.
Who else than Arsene himself is going to oversee this new project? This is probably going to be his last project and it should take between three and seven years to make it come to full fruition. Don’t be surprised if Arsene is to remain at Arsenal till 2020 or longer.
You might be disillusioned about Arsenal’s failure of not winning anything in the last seven years; and you might feel the club/Arsene should have done better with the available resources. And you might have a point, but I have no doubt that the BoD look at it differently and that they see Arsene Wenger as one of their major strengths in terms of moving things forward.
Arsene has been given the go ahead for Wenger-Brit-Ball and the club have invested in it by signing up our British talents and by paying Walcott a reported £100k per week.
There is very little doubt in my mind that part of their long-term plans is keeping hold of Arsene and giving him the time to develop a super-team again, whether Arsenal finish in the top-four or not (which they will btw).
Written by: Total Arsenal.