Arsene Wenger seems to have ridden the storm, and will probably remain in the role as Arsenal manager.
Many people thought it was time for the Frenchman to leave the club, after Arsenal’s greatest chance to win the title in years slipped through their fingers, paving the way for Leicester City to claim the prestigious prize.
There was also a fear that bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur would pip them to second place, but a collapse in form towards the end of the season has left Spurs nursing their wounded pride in third, as it seemed like finishing above Arsenal was all but confirmed.
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Does Wenger still have what it takes to take Arsenal to the top? Despite people describing this as an uneventful season for the Gunners, it must be pointed out that Arsenal were the only team in the league to beat Leicester, and they did so both home and away.
Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal couldn’t work out the secret to undoing the Foxes, but Wenger did, which clearly shows that the manager still has the know-how for managing in the top flight.
If Arsenal decide to sack the manager, they may struggle to find a man with the inside knowledge of the Premier League, who can lead the club to the top.
Additionally, Wenger has provided some shrewd transfer business for the club. The talents of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have come through the door in recent years. Ozil has contributed to 50 goals in his three seasons at the club, and Sanchez 42 goals in only two seasons.
It is clear that the Frenchman knows what makes a success in the English top flight, and with another summer, perhaps the squad will be ready for a challenge for the title.
Another interesting point is that Arsenal have managed their place in the table without a brilliant goal scorer. Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Sergio Aguero, all belong to the other teams in the top four, and have scored 25, 24 and 24 respectively in the league.
Arsenal’s top goal scorer has 16 goals, which shows that Arsenal have achieved all they have this season despite having a clinical striker, which proves Wenger’s standard as a manager.
People may point to the fact that Wenger hasn’t resolved the problem of not buying a top quality striker, even though it has persisted for many years, yet Arsenal are not massively decreasing their chances of winning the league with the Frenchman at the helm.
Should Arsenal stick with Arsene Wenger? Or is it time for a change at the Emirates Stadium? Have YOUR say in the comment section below!
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