"You feel like a criminal", is how Arsene Wenger described the treatment meted out to his team by impatient Arsenal fans. During a testy Q&A last week, Wenger criticised the Emirates crowd for their negativity, and urged a "sense of perspective" when considering his side's achievements. Having dutifully watched fourth-placed Arsenal's reluctant role as midwives to yet another United title victory on Saturday, is the Frenchman about to jump ship? Rumours are buzzing after Wenger offered a cagey response to a question about renewed interest from Real Madrid for his services. Though no official approach has been made (not that Real are in the habit of following the rulebook), Wenger's displeasure is a cause for concern. While arriviste Arsenal followers may trot out the usual "sack the gaffer" cliches in post-match pub rants, the north Londoners, and English football as a whole, would be much the worse without him.
Last Updated 18 May 2009