Whoever said there was little power in a protest, must really be joking. There is power in numbers; numbers have elected leaders, numbers have impeached leaders. The voice of the people can be considered to be the voice of the Lord. Finally, the voices of displeased Gooners are being heard and the Arsenal board is starting to respond.
Just recently on Metro.co.uk, it was reported that the Arsenal board, through Chips Keswick, have come out to make a statement regarding Wenger’s situation at arsenal. “We are fully aware of the attention currently focused on the club and understand the debate. We respect that fans are entitled to their different individual opinions but we will always run this great club with its best long-term interest at heart. Arsene has a contract until the end of the season. Any decision will be made mutually and communicated at the right time in the right way” said Keswick.
Wenger’s contract is due to expire at the end of this campaign while the 67 year old is yet to decide if he will sign the two years extension he has been offered. However, on Thursday, he admitted that the growing unrest among the fans will play a factor in his future at the club after fans staged a protest outside the Emirates stadium just before the 5-1 defeat to Bayern on Tuesday. Wenger is seeing the hand writing on the wall.
Now, the Arsenal board of trustees has finally realized the importance of making the fans happy in a club. The fans are the ones that will pay gate fees just to watch their team play and they deserve the best games. Of course, no fan is under the illusion that his team will win every game but even his if team loses, he expects his team to lose with respect and not scandalously. We can’t continue to witness massive defeats to teams that are beatable! Even the shareholders at Arsenal must be tired of watching Arsenal being embarrassed at will, even though they may not want to admit it.
I feel, the shareholders must be feeling the heat and they are considering doing away with Wenger at the end of the season. Wenger just has to go for there to be an improvement in Arsenal. I will appeal to Wenger not to sign the new contract offered to him because he has nothing more to offer the club, or does he?