Since being beat by Manchester United I have seen criticism leveled at Arsene Wenger like never before. It's almost another level.
It got even worse when he didn't add to the squad on transfer dead-line day. A move that has led many Gooners to despair.
So much so I've even seen an Arsenal blog begin a petition to sack him.
Speaking of criticism, Wenger has thrown his own share on the Arsenal side torn a new arse-hole by United.
It's something that the Arsenal gaffer hardly ever does. He usually defends the indefensible. Well, he could hardly defend that performance could he?
The last time he did it was after yet another humiliating home hammering. This time it was at the hands of Chelsea.
You have to give Arsenal credit after that. The harsh words spoke by Le Boss seemed to do the trick. We went unbeaten in the league until the United game.
It seems he has tried the tactic again and will hope for the same response. Who knows? It may well work.
Obviously some (myself included) would have hoped that the defeat would have pushed Arsene into entering the transfer market. It didn't. As myself and many gutted Gooners know.
Nobody but Wenger knows the reasons he hasn't signed anyone when it appeared obvious we needed to add to the squad.
But I've come to a conclusion......
I believe that Wenger has *almost* (and I can't stress the word almost enough) had enough of this Arsenal squad. Hard to believe I know.
He has put so much belief into them that I reckon after the Manchester United game he is at the end of his tether.
Could it be that some of the Arsenal squad is now on trial for the rest of the season? Is this the reason Wenger hasn't dipped into his treasure chest again?
Perhaps Arsene has told the squad that their Arsenal future is up for grabs and that they are playing for their Arsenal careers.
Maybe he has told them that this is their last chance and they have to prove that he doesn't need to rebuild from scratch.
After the United game there is no doubt that Wenger will feel let down by a side he has shown so much faith in. He has even been ridiculed for believing in them so much.
Many of this Arsenal squad could be in the last chance saloon. Some Gooners will say Arsene could be too.
There is no doubt he has taken a massive gamble by keeping faith in this side. Let's hope for Arsenal's sake he will strike lucky.
Keep it Goonerish..............