Without doubt this is the most testing period Arsene Wenger has had to face in his reign at Arsenal.
For the first time since Wenger took over, Gooners are becoming disgruntled at what is going on at the club. And that really worries me.
I'm worried because I fear that unless Arsene Wenger sorts it out, his legendary status at the club, amongst Gooners, could become undermined. I'm also worried because Arsenal seem to be going backwards.
He has done so much for Arsenal and I would hate for him to have his time at the club tainted because he refused to budge in his beliefs.
There is pure frustration surrounding Gooners at the moment and I can understand why. It's glaringly obvious this squad needs freshening up but for some reason Wenger doesn't appear to see it.
It's no good Wenger relying on players coming back from injury. It's a gamble he took in the summer and one that has since bitten him on the arse.
We haven't won things in a long time now. I understand that there have been barren spells in the history of Arsenal before but this is a first under Arsene Wenger.
I want Wenger to turn that around so bad. For Arsenal's sake, and of course, Arsene Wenger's sake.
In years to come I don't want to remember Wenger's time at the club as being great but he out welcomed his stay. It has happened to many legends in the game. Brian Clough is a massive example. I don't want Wenger to go down that route.
At the moment there are even some Gooners who are calling for Wenger's head. I don't think that is the answer to Arsenal's problems. In fact, I think if Wenger left now Arsenal would end up in a far worse position.
These calls for a change in manager are a first in Wenger's time at the club though and I think that shows how frustrated some Gooners have become.
Wenger has left himself open to criticism but I hope he can turn it around. Because if he doesn't then his reign at the club won't be remembered for the good times. Sounds fickle I know but some people have short memories.
There will be a time when Wenger leaves the club and I really hope it isn't under a cloud. That's why I'm rooting for Arsene Wenger. Its up to him.
Keep it Goonerish...................