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When Arsene Wenger joined Arsenal back in 1996, few could have predicted the success that would follow. He won the Premier League and F.A Cup double in 1998, won another league and cup double in 2002, retained the FA Cup the following year and a year after that won the league without losing a single match, the first club to do so since Preston North End 115 years ago. In 2006 they moved to the Emirates stadium in the hope it would let them compete financially with the biggest clubs in the world, but things did not go according to plan.
If Arsenal ends the 2012/2013 season without winning a trophy that will be a total of eight long years since Arsenal lifted the F.A Cup back in 2005. For a club the size of Arsenal, used to competing for the top honours in club football, this would be close to disastrous. Here we’re going to look at the reasons why Arsene Wenger must deliver a trophy this season…
5. His Reputation Is At Stake
When ‘Le Professeur’ joined Arsenal he brought a vision of attacking football to a club known for its great defensive but unspectacular forward play. The fans, the players and the media rightly praised him for his attacking mentality and he was rewarded with trophies, plaudits and a contract making him one of the highest paid managers in world sport.
Arsene Wenger was a trailblazer and a trend setter: his template for a winning team was adopted by other teams in the Premier League who wanted to compete for the title. He changed the way all football clubs dealt with nutrition and training, he was one of the first coaches to realise the importance of, and concentrate on, the psychology of their players. One cannot underestimate the impact he had on the Premier League.
Now it’s 2013 and Arsenal are approaching eight years without a trophy and the knives are out: football pundits are questioning his tactics, his team selections, his transfers and even his ambition. If Arsene can deliver a trophy this season then he can shut his critics up and the Arsenal fans won’t have to worry about an ignominious end to the greatest manager they have ever had when he eventually waves goodbye.
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