Arsene Wenger is clearly a little fed up with the constant judgement of Arsenal fans, with the Frenchman taking a huge amount of flack from certain sections of the fanbase over the last few years. He jokingly suggested there should be a poll taken for every decision he has to make, so that every choice is decided by the supporters, as reported by the Metro.
The latest negative reaction came following Wenger’s decision to sacrifice Olivier Giroud following Per Mertesacker’s red card, which the fans viewed as totally negative and unquestionably the wrong decision.
It seemed to make more sense to take off Joel Campbell, leaving us with a presence up front, but also allowing us plenty of pace with Theo Walcott and Mesut Özil. Wenger is obviously the one in charge though, and he felt leaving Giroud on was the wrong move.
He isn’t thrilled at the opposition he faces following every decision though, and suggested there should be a poll for every single choice.
“Do you want me to make a poll for every decision?” he said, following the game.
Arsenal fans have become known for monopolising the voting during online and phone in polls, and are accused of influencing a huge number of outcomes. Whether that’s true, or whether Arsenal players just deserve to win every single poll, who knows? But whatever the truth, that’s the iron we’ve been branded with.
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If possible, I’m sure plenty of fans would love the idea of a poll every time Wenger needed to make a decision. We’re going to go out on a limb and suggest it wouldn’t work though, so it’s probably best to leave the big calls in the hands of Wenger.
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There are always going to be those opposed to the manager, and whether you want to call them the Wenger Out Brigade or just opinionated fans, there’s no getting rid of them – nor would we arguably want to.
The Giroud decision maybe isn’t the best example, but in general it would be nice if more fans were able to get behind the manager.