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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Has Wenger finally lost the backing of the Arsenal fans?

Although at times this season Arsene Wenger has seen his decisions attacked by the media, small sections of the Arsenal fans, and occasionally even former players, the Gunners manager had never truly lost the support of the masses at the Emirates Stadium until, that is, the Gunners lost at home at the weekend against Manchester United.

With those fans who did decide to head to North London to watch their team take on the reigning champions choosing to suck it up and pay the massive 6% increase in ticket prices this season, you could have forgiven them for hoping to witness a far improved and far more competent Arsenal performance than the one Arsenal fans were forced to witness against the Red Devils earlier this season. However, they were instead presented with a miserable performance that laid bare the problems that Arsenal are facing in their quest to remain with the elite in the Premier League. People looking at the best online sports betting sites will be wondering if things can turn around.

Despite picking youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, a decision viewed as long overdue by some sections of the Arsenal faithful, Wenger seemed to lose his nerve and withdrew the youngster when he was having the biggest impact on the game. Wenger could then only watch on as the game slipped away from his team and the fans started to turn their rage on a man who has been the face of Arsenal FC for over 15 years now.

If Wenger has lost the support of the fans, he will soon start to see himself quickly transferred from his role as manager to more of a figurehead for the club, or else risk further ruining his bond with the club's fans for the sake of his own personal pride.

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