There is a very strange article in the Daily Telegraph this morning that has some weird quotes from an “Arsenal Insider”. The journalist, Matt Scott, appears to have sources inside the FA and Arsenal and he started talking about the FA considering making an approach to Wenger about taking over the England job in the summer, but then the quotes from the Arsenal insider popped up.
He is quoted as saying: “He (Wenger) has had dark moments for a couple of seasons and he’ll wonder whether it’s what he wants to keep doing,”
“When he arrived the transfer market was unsophisticated and now everyone is looking at the players you’re looking at,”
“There’s no advantage in being the first to see that French left-back because everyone’s out there doing it and players very quickly start to reach their true value in transfer and wage terms.”
“We’re at the start of a long rebuilding process and there’s been seven years without a trophy,”
“It’s everyone’s guilty secret that they think Arsène might be the wrong man for the job but no one will say it.”
Now the Telegraph is normally a very respected paper in England and I can believe that they wouldn’t report something unless they believed it to be true, but could it be that this “insider” has got it in for Wenger and is trying to start a campaign against him.
Or could it be that people at the club really think that his usefulness to Arsenal has come to an end?