Theo Walcott reveals the dark angry side of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has revealed the dark and angry side of his manager Arsene Wenger. The 24-year-old claims his French boss is extremely frustrated by the club’s progress this season.
Theo Walcott admits Arsene Wenger has fumed out at a couple of Arsenal players this season. The England international claims Arsene Wenger’s usual peaceful personality got replaced by a fiery character whenever Arsenal under-performed.
“People think he doesn't let loose, but he can, just in quite a calm way,” Theo Walcott told Sport magazine. “He lets us know (if we haven't performed) the following day, that's for sure. There have been a couple of those this year.
“We all understand how much it means to him, as well as to us, and how much belief he has in us. That should be enough to spur us on to do it for him.”
Arsene Wenger, who has been at Arsenal since 1996 and is the longest serving manager of the club, has come under severe criticism from the club, fans and former stars for Arsenal’s downfall and lack of silverware.
Arsenal’s silverware drought entered its eighth year this season. By the looks of it Arsene Wenger will not be able to bring any titles to the club anytime soon. After spending a treasure chest last summer and recruiting top-notch players like Santi Cazorla, Oliver Giroud and Lukas Podolski; Arsenal’s lack of success has put Arsene Wenger’s neck under the sword.
Theo Walcott defended Arsene Wenger against critics suggesting it was time for the Emirates boss to leave the club. Theo Walcott claims Arsenal players should shoulder more responsibility and blame whenever Arsenal under-performs.
“He always puts it back on himself and protects the team, but us players know that we're the ones who go out there and play, we do the job,” Theo Walcott added.
“He obviously puts his message and tactics across at training, but if we don't do the job on a weekend, it can't be down to the manager. We need to step up ourselves and not always let the manager take the blame.”
Arsenal is positioned third on the Premier League table with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur breathing down their necks. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have a game in hand, which means they can easily overtake Arsenal if they win the extra game.