As soon as the final whistle blew in the Carabao Cup Final the same question was on everybody's lips. Would this be the end for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal? For Arsenal supporters who thought the Europa League defeat vs Ostersund was bad, this was even worse.
Shkodran Mustafi set the tone with a pathetic effort at defending a long ball for City's opener when out-muscled by a man half his size. From that moment on The Gunners never looked like winning this match, and it was an easy afternoon for City.
Wenger In Denial
Plenty of sides have lost to City this season, but few have surrendered as easily as Arsenal. As soon as City took the lead it looked all over as Arsenal players seemed to just throw in the towel. Former Gunner Alexis Sanchez was often criticised for berating his team mates before moving to Man Utd, but after watching that who can blame him?
Arsene Wenger claimed it was a lack of concentration rather than a lack of effort that cost Arsenal victory. After the match he claimed: “You have to accept being criticized when you lose games. But I believe we have to recover quickly. We got to the final, we lost, so now we have to focus on the next Premier League game. It's not the application that was missed it was the concentration at key periods that was missed.”
Henry Interested In Arsenal Job
Speaking in his role as a pundit on Sky Sports, former Arsenal legend Thierry Henry declared his interest in the job. If Wenger does go he would be a popular choice with supporters, but it would be a risky move. Henry has no managerial experience, his only coaching role being his current one as an assistant with Belgium.
We think he would be too similar in his approach to Wenger and that isn't what Arsenal need right now. Diego Simeone would be our idea of the perfect choice as his no nonsense approach is exactly what some of Arsenal's players need. He would bring some steel to the club, something that has been missing for an awfully long time.