Arsene Wenger and many players of Arsenal have traditionally been critiqued, one of the main reasons of why they are the targets of criticism is due to the fact that Arsenal has not managed to win any major piece of silverware in over 10 years.
For the past few years, Arsene Wenger has been able to push Arsenal to the top 4 spots of the Premier League which is an impressive feat just by itself but there are supporters of the club that want to see the English team going further.
As every season passes by and Arsenal continue getting the 4th spot of the Premier League, more backlash is launched towards Arsene Wenger but even though the current season is far from over, the French manager is already starting to receive hate and this is because of Arsenal’s recent Champions League match against Bayern Munich which resulted in a 5-1 triumph for the German club.
Former Arsenal player, Thierry Henry emerged and defended Arsene Wenger as the retiree said:
“Arsene has taken all the bullets at Arsenal for a long time. He gave that club success when it was struggling. I know it was successful before but he changed the club, took them into the new stadium: built the modern Arsenal’’
“Everyone goes on about ‘Arsene this’ and ‘Arsene that’ when the defeats come but the players need to stand up and be counted too. OK, it is his team, he’s the leader, he created that side. He’s at fault because he’s the boss. But the players must look at themselves too. If you’re a real Arsenal fan you don’t want to see Arsene suffering the way he is right now. I certainly don’t.”
Arsenal will play the 2nd leg of their Champions League match against Bayern Munich on March 7 and even though it will be almost impossible for Arsene Wenger and his men to come back from their deficit of 1-5, Thierry Henry said that the French manager should still be supported not only for this upcoming match but also in their journey of competing in the Premier League.