Just over week ago, in the aftermath of the demoralising defeat to Manchester United at home, I conducted a (very unscientific) poll to gauge to feeling amongst Arsenal fans. The result was that a massive 87% of Arsenal fans who voted wanted Arsene Wenger out – and the negative feeling was understandable.
We had been performing well below our usual standards, and were 8th in the Premier League table. We threw away points after leading Anderlecht 3-0 and Swansea City 1-0, and were extremely naive against Manchester United. We seemed to be making the same old mistakes, and for some Arsenal fans, enough was enough.
There was a feeling that Arsene Wenger has had his time and it was clear over the last 9 years he’s still as stubborn as ever, failing to see Arsenal’s weaknesses – particularly in defence. We were all screaming out for defensive reinforcements but didn’t add any real quality and we found ourselves threadbare at the back.
But that was last week. So how are things at Arsenal now?
That’s why I wanted to conduct another online poll. After a week which has seen a win against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and a win at West Brom, suddenly things don’t seem to look so bad.
So are Arsenal fans fickle? Would a week were we’ve managed to win two games change your opinion?
Are they wins that will turn our season around, or are they two wins which paper over the cracks? After all, it could be argued that Borussia Dortmund are in dire straits (they are bottom of the Bundesliga) and West Brom are a team we should be comfortably beating anyway.
On the flip side, Borussia Dortmund are a real force when it comes to European football and it could be argued that against West Brom, we showed a real willingness and desire to win at all costs – and showed much more maturity defensively.
So how do you feel? Do you still want Arsene Wenger to leave? Or has he shown that he can turn things around?
Cast your vote below and leave your comments in the section below!