When transfer gossip goes too far (too early)
Too much has been said in the last few days about Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger. The unfortunate results of the North London side in the recent fixtures have motivated people and even fans to ask for the French coach immediate dismissal.
Opinions are always welcome, but sometimes it goes too far, as in this case. President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame (who calls himself an Arsenal supporter) has used his Twitter feed to urge Wenger to “coach another team now” (I mean, he’s a country’s president, come on!).
When a good team (players) and a good coach fail for long to deliver, one of them has to change, or even both!! @PaulKagame
It doesn’t stop there though. The issue keeps growing, to the point Wenger has now been deemed as a strong candidate to succeed José Mourinho as Real Madrid coach in the summer.
Wenger is on a two-man shortlist (to succeed Mourinho) with Germany boss Joachim Löw: MirrorFootball.co.uk
Arsene Wenger in the running to succeed Jose Mourinho at Madrid: Metro.co.uk
We know lots of Real’s supporters have been asking Mourinho to step aside, and boo him constantly, even though he has the team on top of the table in ‘La Liga’, and usually beats all opponents easily (except Barça, of course). However, to talk about Mourinho’s probable exit in the summer (months away) and even a possible replacement as Wenger (who has still lots to do with the ‘Gunners’ this season) seems highly hasty. Why the rush?
Anyhow, keeping up with the title of this post, no, I don’t think Arsène Wenger should leave the Emirates Stadium right away, perhaps not even at the end of the season, only time will tell. He has endured the worst start to a season in 58 years for Arsenal and still, has the team among the top 5 of the table.
All teams face unfortunate streaks, Arsenal is no exception and yet, has the opportunity to overcome the adversity and fight for a spot among the top 3 of the table in Barclays Premier League™.
January 25th, 2012.