Arsenal currently have 17 points from 12 games, their worst start in 32 years. Yet this is the side that was strengthened in the summer, not the usual player exodus. While injuries are not an excuse, it repeatedly happens every season yet we don’t allow for it.
Fingers are all pointing at Arsene Wenger at present with talk of his sacking stronger than ever before. The board as per usual seem uninterested in shifting the clubs longest serving manager and it’s not difficult to see why after such a long and passionate standing from the Frenchman. He has managed the club through financially difficult times.
But one thing is evident – he can’t compete with the big clubs and is too stubborn to change his ways that worked in an older era of the game – football’s changed and maybe Arsenal need to finally change with it.
A manager who is tactically brilliant while also having plenty of the positive ‘Wenger traits’ is Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp.
This report from the Daily Mail is to be taken with a huge grain of salt, but Klopp is said to grown tired of ‘working to provide players for Bayern Munich’ and his time could well be up in Germany at the end of this campaign.
The Mail also suggested an agent claiming to be his representative has investigated the possibility of a future for Klopp in the Premier League.
The 47-year-old added further fuel to the fire:
I think it’s the only country where I should work, because it’s the only country I know the language a little bit and I need the language for my work. If somebody will call me, then we will talk about it.
Now the story from the Mail doesn’t have much legs, but the reality is if he is contemplating departing Dortmund you can bet your right leg Liverpool and Manchester City will be interested if they feel their respective current managers are not up to the job.
Is now the time to act to secure Arsenal’s next manager? Wenger’s certainly proven things will continue in this all familiar cycle. If it’s a case of missing out on our favorite boss, maybe it’s time. Plus maybe Marco Reus and Mats Hummels will follow suit.