To see Arsene Wenger constantly moaning and groaning about Jose Mourinho showcases how detrimental all the years of fighting for fourth place in the Premier League have been for both the Frenchman and Arsenal.
After arriving on English soil in 1996, the veteran Gunners boss revolutionised football in a way that seemed impossible a few years before. He took a team unbeaten for a whole season in England's top-flight and is widely considered among the best to ever grace the game.
However, that achievement seems to have been Arsenal’s biggest problem ever since it occurred, and part of the reason why the north London club is so scared to part ways with their manager.
How can such an amazing feat be a problem? Wenger is still evidently living off the past and refuses to evolve and change his approach even after it has been exposed over and over again.
Not only has Arsenal's style been proved ineffective on the Champions League stage, but also against lesser opposition who can clearly expose their flaws.
Wenger refuses to create a more direct approach for his team, instead of all that tippy tappy before taking a shot. And, when he argued against Thierry Henry’s opinion that you can’t win a league with Oliver Giroud leading the line, Arsenal’s biggest problem became evident.
When you compare Giroud against big name strikers, especially in those high-pressure games his record is pathetic and proves his worth is way below what a club of Arsenal’s stature should have.
How can Wenger seriously believe Giroud is the way forward after having had great strikers like Henry and Dennis Bergkamp leading his attack in years gone by?
Precisely because of that Arsenal’s hierarchy should finally lose patience with him and change manager. This summer with Jurgen Klopp available they have the perfect timing to do the renovation and finally turn the club's fortunes around.
The Gunners are evidently in a state of no way forward and seem as if they were in quicksand with nowhere to go. By no means am I saying that Wenger is a bad manager, but it is evident his time has come and it would be in his and Arsenal's best interest to finally part ways and start a new legacy.
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