Arsenal are ready to initiate talks with manager Arsene Wenger and it is likely that the Frenchman will get a renewal despite not winning a single trophy for the gunners in the last 8 years. The question is, should Board consider Wenger’s 8 year drought or the entire career with Arsenal.
During his 17 year career with the club thus far, the 63 year old has won 7 major titles that includes 3 premier league crowns and 4 FA Cups. However, the last triumph came way back in 2005 when Vieira’s penalty won them their last trophy to date, FA Cup by beating Manchester United.
Since then, Arsenal fans have been desperately waiting for a year of silverware but sadly it is the same story every year for them.
Although, Wenger has done a fantastic job in ensuring Champions league qualification every season against all odds but without a shadow of a doubt, not winning a single trophy in last 8 years is by no means a sign of a coach who was named the manager of the decade.
Taking Arsenal supporters into consideration, majority of them want Arsene Wenger in charge mainly because he has done a lot for the club. Top players have left but he has stood by despite getting different big money offers from the likes of Real Madrid. Adding to that, they have full faith that he is the right man to lead gunners for the years to come and bring glory days back.
The outcry of fans has increased every passing year when they have failed to win a trophy and has now reached optimum level. As far as the board is concerned, Wenger brings them profit year after year and they are happy but this time as reports suggest, Wenger may have funds to reinforce squad and end trophy drought.
The saying that “top 4 finish” is better than winning a trophy might as well be right but for how long? A season or two, it surely does not seem right when the duration is as long as eight consecutive years. The CL qualification helps financially, something that the Board is happy about but that really does not satisfy the fans.
Whether or not Wenger is judged on 8 year drought or entire career, expect the legendary manager to sign a new contract to extend his stay with Arsenal.
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