Well, this probably wasn’t the wisest move…
The mounting calls for Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal have reached riotous proportions of late with a number of protests apparently scheduled during the Gunners clash with Norwich this weekend.
It seems that the general sentiment around Arsenal fans at present is that Wenger has shown time and time again that he is incapable of motivating his troops to mount a sustained title challenge and now, it is finally time for change at the club.
This season more than ever before felt like the perfect opportunity for Arsenal to finally claim their long awaited Premier League with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all drastically under-performing.
However, that opportunity came and went as the Gunners form fell apart after the Christmas break and Leicester and Tottenham pulled clear of Wenger’s side.
Now, with just three games left in the Premier League season, Arsenal once again seem to be in a scrap for fourth and, rather than ignore the ‘Wenger Out’ campaign as is the French manager’s usual approach, today, Wenger made what was probably a very silly move.
Speaking about the failed title campaign, Wenger seemed to suggest that some Arsenal supporters were partly at fault for some of the poorer results as he stated that the Gunners ‘lost the championship at home against lower teams’ but that it was challenging for the team as they were playing in a ‘very difficult climate’.
Is Wenger blaming Arsenal fans? "We lost the championship at home against lower teams but we played at home in a very difficult climate."
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 29, 2016
The insinuation from Wenger was clearly that, had the Arsenal ‘supporters’ simply supported their team, then perhaps things would have gone very differently for the Gunners this season.
However, challenging fans’ opinions, no matter how solid the logic, has proven to be a massive ‘no, no’ time and time again in the modern footballing world so, something tells us that Wenger is going to regret this one.
12pts behind Leicester & Wenger blames Arsenal fans for our Premier League failure this season.
He's become a laughing stock. #WengerOUT
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 29, 2016