Arsene Wenger claims that he hasn’t been sleeping recently in an interview with Sky Sports but Arsenal fans aren’t having any of it.
Apart from Arsenal’s impressive 2-0 victory away to AC Milan at the San Siro on Thursday, the side’s form has been shambolic since Christmas.
In 2018, Arsenal have only won two Premier League matches.
They were also thumped 3-0 twice in one week by Manchester City; one of these defeats was the League Cup final.
Therefore, you can understand why Arsenal fans are a little cynical over Wenger’s claims that he can’t sleep and that he’s having a hard time.
Although Arsenal are in especially poor form at the moment – apart from the Milan win – something’s not been right at the club for years.
“It’s not the person they hate, they hate the manager who doesn’t deliver the performance,” Wenger told Sky Sports News. “I can make that difference.
“But I’m just unhappy that we lose the games. I want to win, win with style even, so it’s very ambitious. When we don’t do it of course I’m suffering like everyone else.
“Arsenal is 30 million people, it’s not the suffering of one person, you want to make 30 million people happy and that’s what you care about.”
“[Not sleeping] is part of the job. It is surviving disappointments and finding solutions, it can make you a better manager to face crisis.”
Man earning 10 millions & can’t sleep. Hmm I believe him
— Lady Gooner💎🔴⚪️🇮🇳 (@PriyaFast1) March 9, 2018
With a 10million a year salary no one should be struggling to sleep!
— Emmanuel Sempa (@mr_results) March 9, 2018
How has he slept for 10 years?
— Crippy Cooke (@CrippyCooke) March 9, 2018
How does he think I’ve been sleeping😭😭
— Dan Parker (@Danparkerrr) March 9, 2018
— Tayyab Hussain (@Tayyab_402) March 9, 2018
I’ll get the violin out for the overpaid one
— Elliot (@elliot_segal) March 9, 2018
The depths he will plumb to try and keep his £10m a year job is unreal. Playing the sympathy card while earning the amount of wages he does won’t work with me.
— Smithy (@dgsmith1971) March 9, 2018
Bet it’s hard sleeping in a multimillion pound house
— Richard Grice (@gricey88) March 9, 2018
He picks a weak team to start every season.. and then complains about lack of sleep when he is losing games? Wow! This is shocking.. He should change his strategy around buying good players or leave the club..
— jp.com (@Chinedu_jp) March 10, 2018
Only reason he is loosing sleep because he knows once he is gone from arsenal he won’t be able to earn 10M/Year. Every team will assess his situation and he Won’t hey the free run and authority
— Arse wanker (@arsewanker_) March 10, 2018
Struggling to sleep thinking shall I play one up front? Or one up front, or one up front? I know…I’ll play one up front.
— Main Man Mart (@Glorious_Gooner) March 10, 2018
He can make all this go away by just resigning.
— Ochuko_O 🇳🇬 (@NacksonD) March 9, 2018
We want him to sleep well, that’s why we want him to step down and rest
— Akin’ Odunsi 🇳🇬 🍥 (@gr8akin) March 9, 2018
I think he should resign for the sake of his health. He has accomplished things, people who work as hard as I suppose he does shouldn’t be ashamed if it doesn’t work out. European football is really tough.
— robxd (@MudyiwaRob) March 9, 2018
Although it’s understandable that Arsenal fans are frustrated with their club and manager, I can also believe that the 68-year-old is genuinely struggling.
No matter what anyone says, he loves this club more than most and it hurts him to see its downward spiral. His stubbornness stems from him truly believing he’s actually doing what’s best. Even if that’s wrong, there’s no way he’s just hanging around just to annoy us.
Wenger’s health is why many of us want the Frenchman to stand down. He’s 68 now – he should be lounging around on a chaise longues in France with a large glass of red by now.