The gunner’s have so far endured the worst start a season in 58 years, only managing 4 points in 5 league games. The latest result of which was an away defeat to lowly Blackburn.
While a poor start Gazidis reveals that Wenger is still determined to revitalise the wayward gunners saying:
Arsene is not a broken man. He did not suddenly become a bad manager or somebody who became out of touch with the game. It is complete nonsense,” Gazidis said.
(Sacking him) is a route we are not going to go down.
To see him portrayed as some kind of idiot is profoundly damaging, not to Arsenal or Arsene, but for the game.
Arsene is frustrated, he shares the same frustrations that we all do,” said Gazidis, who was speaking at the Nolan Partners Sport Industry Breakfast Club in London this morning.
The potential is very high but we have found self-inflicted ways not to achieve that full potential and that is why he is deeply frustrated.
If you look at the last six years when we haven’t quite got over the line for a trophy, if we hadn’t had the potential to do it that is something we need to correct because the potential is there.
That is the frustration I think Arsene is wrestling with but he is absolutely not broken. He is as focused on delivering success to this football club as he has ever been.
While I also agree Arsene should not be sacked from his job, I would like to see the Arsenal management employ a specialist defensive coach. Attack is potent, but it in defence that Arsenal suffers as pointed out by the likes of Lee Dixon, Peter Storey and Martin Keown. Obviously something needs to change in that department and with the window not open until January, improving the back-line as a unit is the most glaring possible solution.