Arsenal were condemned to yet another defeat losing 3-1 away at West Brom, their fourth defeat in five league games. Not just the defeats that have put the club in a mess but the the manner of losing those matches. The Gunners were second in everything at the Hawthorns not to talk of their awful defending that gifted West Brom two goals.
They remain in the fifth position in the league standings, five points behind Liverpool as qualification for next season Champions League continue to slip away from them.
There are reports circulating in the media that Arsene Wenger may stay beyond the current season at the Emirates Stadium and a new two-year contract already tabled to that effect.
Wenger has not won the Premier League in the last 12 years and a potential 13th on the way. Even though he has qualified them for Champions League in each of his 20-year reign at the club he has been eliminated at the round of 16 stage in the past seven years.
And despite all these long years of failures and setbacks, he still continue in his position, surprisingly the only manager in the world to have enjoyed such “immunity”.
Whatever he has done for the club has been appreciated by not sacking him all these years, so it would be barbaric for Arsenal hierarchy to retain him at the club. And if that happens, it will amount to that Arsenal management are more interested in the increase in figures in monetary terms instead of trophies won.
Replacing Wenger should be a priority now than striving to finish in the top four which appears difficult to achieve now though it may not be impossible.
It is time they look beyond the monetary gain and restore the competitive status of the club, Wenger’s stand notwithstanding.