‘Catalyst for change’
Back at the start of April, before Arsene Wenger put pen to paper on his new two-year Arsenal deal, Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis told supporters that the manager must become “catalyst for change” if he stayed at the club.
Today, many Arsenal fans feel they’ve been lied to.
That’s because the Times have reported that Arsene Wenger has won a significant internal battle with the Gunners board which has seen the entire Arsenal backroom staff earn new deals to stay on at the club.
The Times did note that the Gunners are considering making an appointment to help with the club’s recruitment plans – although this will not see a director of football named at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal fans fume
While Arsenal ended the 2016-17 season lifting the FA Cup, the club missed out on a spot in next season’s Champions League as they finished the Premier League season in fifth.
With most fans believing last year was a failure, Gooners are fuming with the new contracts to the club’s coaches.
Tweets on the topic are below.
Let me get this straight.. Our worst season under Wenger and a summer described by Gazidis as a 'catalyst for change'.. no changes. Abysmal.
— FK³ (@fkhanage) June 13, 2017
You was warned so don't act surprised mate, Gazidis is Wengers puppet, they waited until now to announce things for a reason, cowards!
— Mr DT © (@MrDtAFC) June 13, 2017
Spineless board. "Catalyst for change!" Bullshit. And we expect Alexis to stay in this club which is not at all ambitious.
— Akhilesh Deshpande (@akhilesherlock) June 13, 2017
So much for Gazidis' "catalyst for change " pipe dream. It really is Arsene Mugabe FC.
— White Mugabe FC (@Maina__Victor) June 13, 2017
Catalyst for change: sell disruptive Sanchez keep everyone else.
— TheGoon (@WeareGOONER) June 13, 2017
Gazidis:"We can do some things that can excite you."-2013
Gazidis:"This summer will be a catalyst for change."-2017
— Samridh Zutshi (@samridhz) June 13, 2017
Fair play to Arsenal for allowing me to believe that they were capable of change before quickly reverting to type.
— Andrew (@Hesfivefootfour) June 13, 2017
Either change it because you're ambitious and want more success or you leave it as it is because you're happy with how things are
— The Arsenal (@YonkoAbbz) June 13, 2017
Just shows in what kind of mess we are in as football club, nothing will change, it's 2 more years of the same old shit.😈😈😈😈😈
— Paulo Joao (@Paulo_Arsenal) June 13, 2017
Did anyone really expect change at Arsenal was all just lies club is owned by a greedy tycoon and is under a dictatorship by Wenger.
— Mario (@mazza8472) June 13, 2017