Gunners winger Theo Walcott has revealed his delight after Saturdays 7-1 thrashing of Blackburn Rovers, but has been quick to pass the blame from recent poor results on the players not manager Arsene Wenger.
The French manager has come under fire from some fans after dropping valuable points in recent weeks, and speculation over his future has been growing and it is looking less positive for Arsenal FC.
However Walcott admitted there were growing frustrations with recent results but it hasn’t been Wengers fault, rather it’s the players that have been to blame.
Walcott told the club’s official website:
The boss always takes a lot of stick from everyone criticising him, but us players need to look up to him because he’s been taking it all.
We are the ones who go out there and put out the performances and sometimes they have not been good enough.
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There are so many world-class players in the dressing room, so it is disappointing when we come back from Bolton with a 0-0 draw where we had a lot of chances.
It has just been one of those frustrating seasons.
Hopefully a lot of those frustrations came out against Blackburn, where everybody stood up for themselves.
Arsene Wenger has recently been linked with the soon to be vacant France national team managers job, and he is believed to be the best “option” after Euro 2012.
Current French boss Laurent Blanc is rumoured to have cut his time with the national side short after allegedly falling out with the national federation and is set to leave his job after this summer’s tournament.
Wenger is on the French FA’s short list of managers and Lyon coach Remi Garde says he would be the perfect fit.
Garde, who played under Wenger for the Gunners, told RMC Sports:
Wenger as the new national team coach? I believe that position would suit him well.
He knows European football very well, and also has good knowledge of world football and the French players because he follows the league closely.
He would definitely be an interesting option in case Blanc leaves his position. He is a very big name in the world of football.
Although the jury is out on Wenger at the moment, I can hardly see him taking the position with the French national side due to the lack of engagement with players on a regular level. The Frenchman loves to play a certain style of football, one that took him years to develop with Arsenal but have now elevated them to play a very provocative, eye catching style that is based heavily on the possession and flare.
He will be unable to change the France international team’s entire philosophy so I can’t really see him taking up that position, the far more likely destination would have to be Real Madrid. But do we really want to loose Wenger? I can say with 100% certainty we do not. He is the way forward and without him it will be a serious blow, the issues with transfers I think lies with the Gunners board. Check out this well read article we posted yesterday for more insight into ‘Silent’ Stan Kroenke.