Arsenal are once again a club in dissaray it would seem, with the club losing top stars left right and centre and their manager once again under pressure following another disappointing summer.
Despite the signing of Alexandre Lacazette, the Gunners spent much of their summer fending of bids for Alexis Sanchez, while they lost Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool.
Our landlord here in the Tavern thinks there is more than one underlying issue at the Emirates, but he thinks one big decision this summer could come back to haunt them massively.
That decision is the one made to offer manager Arsene Wenger a new two-year deal with the club.
The French manager has worked wonders and will do down in Gunners folklore, but is he in danger of ruining some of his legacy by guiding the club through what is a terrible period of form on the field.
Wenger appears to have completely lost the dressing room from and outsider looking in. Mesut Ozil, one of his star names, is constantly scrutinised for his seemingly lack of effort, while new signing Lacazette has not even been making the starting line up of late.
All these factors appear to point to Wenger not being in control of the squad like he always has been. The Gunners terrible performance at Liverpool last time out demonstrated the players don’t seem to be playing for their manager at all.
Wenger has a long way to go to rescue himself this season before it is too late, and sadly, it could mean the Gunners end up having to sack one of their greatest of all time in what will be a sad way for the Frenchman to bow out.
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