“Nothing Is Good Enough Anymore”: Arsenal Boss Wenger Hits Out At His Detractors
Under-fire Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has now hit back at his critics, claiming that nothing he does for the North London club is not good enough anymore.
Wenger is facing the heat after they were humiliated 10-2 (on aggregate) defeat to European rivals Bayern Munich over the span of two-legs in the Champions League last-16 round.
The Gunners bosses are willing to offer the Frenchman a new contract and now it would be interesting to see whether Wenger signs a new deal amid huge protests from fans after a disastrous run of results in both the Premier League and the Champions League.
Arsene Wenger’s right-hand man Boro Primorac is now set to part ways with Arsenal – which has now raised fresh doubts whether the Frenchman will quit the North London club in the summer.
Primorac had also worked with Wenger in Japan during their time at Nagoya Grampus Eight and it is known to all and sundry that he is one of the most trusted members of the Frenchman’s backroom staff at Arsenal.
However, according to reports in Turkey the 62-year-old is now on the brink to agree a deal to takeover at Konyaspor at the end of the season.
And now after Primorac has been lined up with a move to the Turkish Super Lig, it has raised further questions over Wenger’s future at Arsenal.
Arsenal are now set to visit West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday and in the pre-match conference he was asked that what would define this season a successful one for the club.
Wenger said: “Success, it’s not down to me to judge that. I’ll leave that to you.”
“Our job is to do as well as we can until the end of the season. We want to play in the Champions League next season.”
“We have a tough job because there are six or seven teams fighting for the places and how well we do until the end of the season will, of course, depend on that.”
“We are in the semi-final of the FA Cup, we have an opportunity to do that as well. Overall, that’s our target.”
“Success is basically to get the maximum out of the potential of the team. What is that? We’ll see.”
When asked whether a qualification for the Champions League next season is the ultimate goal for his side, Wenger quipped: “Nothing is good enough anymore so, anyway, you try to do as well as you can.”
Earlier, last week the Gunners hierarchy went public to release a statement stating that they will take the final call on Wenger’s future at the end of the season.
Around 200 fans shouted ant-Wenger chants outside the Emirates stadium before the Champions League last-16 second-leg defeat against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
The protesters outside the stadium carried banners and signs including one that read ‘No New Contract’ with the French manager set to leave the Premier League club in the summer if he does not sign a new contract.
The angry fans had also chanted ‘Wenger Out’ as they marched towards the Emirates.
However, Wenger also accentuated that his illustrious career at Arsenal will not be tarnished by the club’s recent problems, nor the protests aimed at his future.
Wenger have also accentuated that the 10-2 (on aggregate) defeat to European rivals Bayern Munich over the span of two-legs in the Champions League last-16 round will not influence his decision about signing a new contract with the Gunners.
Protests against Arsene Wenger doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon as Arsenal fans staged yet another march – calling for the ousting of the iconic manager.
Gunners fans have become more and more vocal about their displeasure with the Frenchman and they are calling for Wenger out during every game.
There were also protests ahead of Arsenal’s 5-0 win over non-league side Lincoln City in the FA Cup quarter-final clash.
Anti-Wenger chants were heard loud and clear throughout the game – while some called for a ‘WEXIT’.
Arsenal have failed to win the Premier League in over 13 seasons now and this has caused huge uproar among fans.
A new two-year contract has been offered to Wenger by the club and it is likely that he will sign the new deal.
And now the fans are planning another ‘No new contract’ mass protest when Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal visit West Brom on Saturday.
A Wenger-Out sign was also spotted during the MLS clash in America between Minnesota and Atlanta on Sunday.