Things aren’t exactly going swimmingly for Arsene Wenger this month, after kicking off February with two losses to Watford and Chelsea respectively.
And whilst the supporters have been quick to jump on the ‘Wenger Out’ bandwagon, the last thing the Gunners boss needs is players turning against him.
But despite the loyalty he has with stand-in captain Laurent Koscielny, it seems the centre back has had a slight dig at the man who gave him the armband.
Following the embarrassing 3-1 defeat to title rivals Chelsea, Arsenal now stand 12 points away from the top, subsequently ending their challenge for the Premier League.
And following a report from The Mirror, Koscielny has been quoted as saying Wenger was to blame for the way the team was set up from the first whistle.
I think we played some players in front of others and I think we should have played more as a team, there was space to do so. They hit us on the counter.
Mathematically, nothing is done but we know that it is going to be very complicated.
Say what you like, but Arsenal are out of this title challenge and the focus must now be on securing top 4 and making a genuine push in the Champions League.
League positions matter in a financial sense but it may do Arsenal some good to finish outside of the top four in order to waken up the board to what matters.
That’s performances when it matters, sure we beat Chelsea 3-0 back in the first half of the season but it counts for nothing when you have the chance to close a 9 point gap.
Chelsea have just two of the top six to play and no European football in the schedule so they can breeze to lifting the trophy in the middle of May.
I for one am sick and tired of writing the same old story season after season, and as much as I admire Arsene Wenger I accept something has to change, and soon.
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