The gross discontent surrounding Arsene Wenger seems to be increasing rapidly, despite the fact that the gunners are just two places out of the top four. But for Arsenal fans, a sixth place finish is considered an embarrassing season because of the gunners’ top four consistencies in the previous years. The outrage and hatred that Arsenal fans are showing toward Arsene Wenger is beginning to spread into other facets of life besides football.
There is basically a worldwide campaign to ensure Wenger’s apparently long awaited departure from Arsenal. Per @brfootball on Instagram, a Coldplay concert attendee in Bangkok, Thailand held up a sign that read, “Wenger Out.” According to @101greatgoals and @NenaCOYG on Twitter, “Wenger Out” signs made it to Lebanese and Serbian student protests, respectively.
When the desire to rid a football club of its manager reaches into the entertainment and political realm of society, it’s safe to say that the manager at hand should probably leave. At this point, why would any manager want to stay? It’s becoming a little annoying for Mr. Wenger, I would imagine. When “Wenger Out” is becoming a worldwide trend and continuously pops up in other areas of life than football, Wenger must be incredibly annoyed and angry that his past accomplishments are being forgotten because of one mediocre Premier League season.
It may be in Arsene Wenger’s best interest to leave the club he has been at since the 1990s. Although he has done a fantastic job with the gunners over the past 20 years, the fans want something new. And a happy fan base is necessary for club success.
Let’s say Arsene stays with Arsenal through next season. The fans are still unhappy with him because of Arsenal’s failure to make the Champions League. The “Wenger Out” campaign continues as fans show that their discontent with the Frenchman hasn’t subsided. And as a result, the gunners lose games and have one of their worst Premier League seasons of all time. Success lives and dies with the attitudes of the fans.
It’s not easy to simply pack up your things and go from a club you have devoted the past 20 years of your life to, especially when you’re not leaving on a good note. But, the fans clearly have an opinion that needs to be listened to. Arsenal fans want Wenger out, and despite all of his achievements, it’s time for a managerial shake-up.