Arsenal's 2-1 defeat at home to Swansea has led to more people questioning why Wenger is still at the helm. They may say this era has become a time of stagnation at the club. However, I've always been of the opinion that stability is important at a time when some chairmen change managers as often as underpants.
Then again, some say if you don't try to move forwards, you go backwards and one thing I don't understand is why there seem to be no plans in place to groom Wenger's successor. Even the 'great helmsman' can't last forever. Then again, perhaps the secretive club, who rarely disclose transfer fees, have made plans behind the scene to ensure a smooth transition post-Wenger.
Some will be hoping that era comes sooner rather than later after Wenger's decision to take off live wire goal scorer Joel Campbell against Swansea. At times like that, it seems like a strict pecking order is in place. Poor Campbell has waited a long time for his chance and then, when he rises to the occasion, he gets hauled off. Given that goals are hard to come by for Arsenal, it is difficult to comprehend why Campbell isn't getting more of a run in the team; he looks razor-sharp compared to his team-mates.
Meanwhile, Arsenal weren't lucky against Swansea and that's an understatement. The woodwork saved the Swans three times and their first goal was scored after an infringement on Ozil. BBC pundit Danny Murphy said it was a '50/50', but I'd say it was a foul. The second Swansea goal was offside. No one is disputing that.
The worrying thing for Arsenal fans is the performances: the Gunners simply don't look like title winners lately. However, who does? Perhaps Arsenal can still clinch the title in a season where it is inevitable that a mediocre team will win the Premier League. One thing's for sure, Arsenal need to go to White Hart Lane and win to stand any real chance of lifting the trophy.
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