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Wenger Losing Respect?

Wenger Losing Respect?

It seems that all Arsene does now is moan and complain...Whether its about ref decisions, other teams or whatever, all his years of hard work and dedication he has brought into the English game are being overshadowed.

How many times is it now he's been dragged up before the FA - this season alone? Fighting Pardew; being sent to the stands against Pompey and now coming out and calling a linesman a liar. How he can think he can get away with calling an official a liar is beyond me.

He is bringing the game into disrepute and its only going to affect us more on the pitch. Just think how many decisions go against us in games…Could it be that refs are fed up with Wenger calling them cheats?

How many times I`m hearing from Chelsea and Spuds fans that Wenger is a disgrace, how he is such a bad loser and never ever praises other clubs when they play better than arsenal...And that it`s such a shame because of the wonderful things he has done in the past. Quite frankly I agree with what they're saying.

It looks like we have such a fantastic future, I love Arsenal and Wenger is the best thing that's ever happened to this club and I'd hate to see it spoilt. If Wenger`s attitude is wrong with regards to authority, what`s gonna happen to the players...Carling Cup Final stoppage time anyone???

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Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Friday March 2 2007
Time: 12:23PM

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This article is blown away as complete trash the minute the guy mentions spuds & chelski fans calling wenger a disgrace. When have chelski & spuds fans ever said 'Oh what a wonderful manager you have'?? Its never happened so what do you expect them to say. How any chelski fan can call Wenger a disgrace, when their manager has accused referee's of exactly the same thing (to the point that one ref had to retire due to death threats) & the ever honest Jol who denied on national tv that zokora dived to win a penalty against portsmouth!!
Ashburton Gooner
02/03/2007 12:39:00
Why shouldn't he express his views and opinions? I prefer honesty any day and if you asked any Gooner at Blackburn their view on the refereeing that night they'd have come out with a lot worse than the Boss. It's more highly publisised when it's Arsene because of his stature in the game, but he does it no more than most other managers (Jewell, Fat Sam etc). I'm hoping that he never changes and settles for mediocrity or failure (that is what will happen if he becomes a 'good loser').
02/03/2007 12:42:00
I agree with the article but wouldn't pay much attention to what Chelsea or Spurs fans say. I am a gooner but also getting fed up with the way Wenger is persistently attacking the fourth official during games like a spoilt child, the reason we're out of both cups and not challenging in the league is because we're not good enough, pure and simple. Instead of calling linesman liars, moaning about decisions and fighting with other managers Wenger should buy some better players - then he probably wouldn't have to moan so much as Arsenal are only one or two acquisitions away from being a top team - at the moment they're too flawed to be considered anything other than a decent european team with great potential - but then there's lots of teams you can say that about.
02/03/2007 12:44:00
Just taking up the point from AG, if you ever look at the Spurs Vital site when they don't know you are there all of their fans express a wish to have a manager as good as Wenger and complain about Jabba Jol accepting defeat too graciously. We can't have it both ways. I love the bloke.
02/03/2007 12:44:00
I can see what your trying to say and its a intresting comment but i believe at times their has been some decisions that have been so one sided against Arsenal that Wenger has had to moan or complain about it.
02/03/2007 12:45:00
A bit strong this. Whilst I admit Arsene can get rather paranoid he is passionate about the game and his players. I have always thought he has a good word to say about the opposition, to the point of 'sucking up' too much. I agree with AG that once the scum are mentioned the credibility of the aricle goes out the window. You must be struggling for a newsworthy subject Nick. Arsene has some legitimate greivances but maybe his way of expressing them is wrong. Let's face it the FA will do FA about his complaints!
02/03/2007 12:51:00
The Football Association are scum, every single one of them. They are runing the English League (not to mention the national team for anyone that actually cares) and their arrogance and autocratic rule, not to mention their lamentable lying, will see our league end up in tatters.
Little Dutch
02/03/2007 12:57:00
If Wenger didn't moan about bad decisioons then it's as good as accepting that you deserved to lose a game that you've only lost through bad decisions given against you. Calling the Linesman a liar is down to the fact that Ade was sent off for something Eboue had done, the linesman realised that after and made up the story that Ade had swung a punch. And all this knowing Drogba had slapped someone. Arsene is without doubt The best thing that's happened to Arsenal and for him to point out mistakes made by incompetent officials (and it seems to me this season has had far more of them than ever before) is a way of highlighting something that needs to be addressed in the game!!!
02/03/2007 13:07:00
This article is utter bo11ocks. Arsene is complaining because he has a RIGHT to complain (see Goodplaya to read up on the apalling yellow card statistics). And he's complaining in public because shining a light on the horrid officiating will (hopefully) embarrass the FA enough that they will have to curb the problem. The fact is that Arsenal are so much more skilled than other clubs that they have to maul us to compete, and our pi$$ poor officiating lets it happen. Hopefully our Champions League game will get some fair officiating next week, and the Arsenal will be allowed to play their game.
02/03/2007 13:32:00
I agree with Littledutch, I think it is disgusting how Adeby is banned for 3 games, he was wrongly accused so it makes sense that he would question his reason for getting sent off. They are highly arrogant and they don't want too be seen as wrong. I agree with Wenger the problem is brittish people in general have this thing where even if something bothers them they will put on a smile. Some people if something bothers them they will let their opinion known and I agree with those people.
02/03/2007 13:51:00
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