Supporting Arsenal at the moment must feel like banging your head on a brick wall. 

Arsene Wenger has been Arsenal's manager since 1996, and in that time he has achieved 11 trophies including Community Shields. This record is not bad when you consider that all 11 were won by 2005. 

Since the delirious highs during the first part of Wenger's Arsenal career, Arsenal's progress appears to have stopped. For a club like Arsenal who won the Premier League without suffering a single defeat, in 2003-2004, these current times must be greatly worrying. Especially, with the emergence of their North London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur as a growing force, under the watchful eye of new manager Andre villas-Boas. 

For years North London dominance has been Arsenal's without question, even during the years without trophies, Arsenal have appeared in many cup finals, the most well remembered one being their 2006 Champions League final meeting with Barcelona. However, they were unable to win any of these final meetings.

As it stands today, Arsenal remain in 5th place in the Premier League after a 2-1 defeat away at Tottenham, who now lie some seven points ahead them in the Premier League table. They are however, still in the Champions League, but must overturn a 3-1 deficit when they travel to Bayern Munich on March 13. With their current form.. This seems unlikely. 

Surely the blame for this lack of success lies with the manager, and more obviously the sale of key players such as Robin Van Persie, Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri being the three more notable of these. 

Due to the potential power swing in North London would now be the best time for Arsenal to replace Arsene Wenger? 

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Topics:
#Tottenham Hotspur
#Arsenal
#Robin Van Persie
#Premier League
#Francesc Fabregas
#Samir Nasri
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