88% is some market share.
The bad news for Arsene Wenger is that of the 1000 members of the Arsenal Supporter’s Trust that were polled, 880 wanted shot of him come next season.
“In a survey conducted online & at tonight’s meeting 88 per cent of AST members vote for Arsenal ending Arsene Wenger’s contract when position reviewed this summer (seven per cent for staying on and five per cent don’t know yet),” a tweet from the AST Twitter account read.
This is obviously mixed news for Spurs fans who are obsessed with how the Woolwich Wanderers get on. I don’t think about them at all – other than to comment upon obvious parallels between the pros and cons of moving and ‘supposedly’ trading up on their stadium.
This vote is hardly conclusive or exhaustive, then most polls aren’t. However given we know the sort of puffed up, full of themselves nobodies that the Tottenham Hotspur Supporter’s Trust attracts, the information has a value as it is likely to come from moderate to conservative section of their support.
Staring down the barrel of Europa League football next season fans will need more than Aunty Wenger’s recent statement to Press Association Sport, “I’m always ready for a fight. I’m of course very disappointed but I’ve experienced these situations before. I’ve faced difficult situations in my life and it helps to deal with that”, which at best threatens some rolling up of the old man’s sleeves.
Wenger has undoubtedly hit a buffer and a top 4 finish plus the odd FA cup was simply servicing the expectations of the Gooner support and not delivering what what they ultimately felt they were due.
This clear conflict between commercial effectiveness and success on the pitch is the bane of most most football club owners. In an ideal world, keeping things relatively competitive and not getting relegated would be a happy medium. The only fly in the ointment are those pesky football fans, eh?