Before yesterday’s 1-2 defeat to Watford in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, a competition Arsenal could have become modern day record holders had they managed to win the competition for three years in a row, all sense of what started like a promising season now seems to have vanished as the fans left a dejected Emirates Stadium knowing the only thing their team now had to play for was an outside chance of winning the Premier League title.
As much as Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger does not want to admit that his time of being in charge of the club is running out by hitting back at his critics, we think that it is perhaps a good time for the 66-year-old Frenchman to hang up his boots and let a younger man take over the running of the club.
Here is what Wenger had to say following the loss to the Hornets: ‘We have come to the end of a very, very long run in the FA Cup, so it is very sad, but we want now to focus on the next game. The next game is always a big challenge and you are always in the middle of a drama. It is becoming a farce,’ said Wenger.
‘What is going on at the moment is very, very difficult to take for the players, but judge us at the end of the season.
‘We have lost a game. We are sad and we want to focus on the next game.
‘Arsenal has lost games before in history and we will lose again in the future. We will stick together and cope with it and prepare for the next one with complete belief.
‘Supporters stand behind the club and we want to fight until the end of the season for every single game.’
Again and again we here the same message from Wenger, and cannot help but agree with super Gooner Claude and his comments following the latest setback that you can hear in the video below.