Arsenal face another tough test – Hull City will be no pushovers

After a dismal display at Stamford Bridge against league leaders Chelsea last weekend, Arsene Wenger finds himself under an immense amount of pressure.  The defeat against Chelsea led to fans showing their frustrations.  Some calling for Wenger to leave the club, nothing but three points will do against a resurgent Hull City tomorrow lunchtime.  Having already held Manchester United to a goalless draw and beating Liverpool in recent weeks, Hull City will be no push overs for Arsenal.  Marco Silva has done a great job since replacing Mike Phelan, he has made them tight at the back and playing on the counter attack.

Marco Silva has given Hull City a great platform to build from.  The club looked a certainty to be relegated this season, now they are breathing down the necks of the sides above them.  When Hull fans looked at their upcoming fixtures a few weeks ago, they would have snapped your hands off if somebody told them the team would get four points, from Manchester United and Liverpool.  Silva has managed to install some confidence in the team, there shouldn’t be many surprised faces if Hull get a positive result tomorrow.  If Hull avoid relegation this season, it is vital they keep hold of Marco Silva.  Clubs will be sniffing around the Portuguese in the summer and who would blame them.

Make no mistake about it, Arsenal face a tough test tomorrow.  I fear for Arsene Wenger, if fans start showing their frustrations towards Arsene tomorrow, it will filter on to the pitch.  Wenger needs a big performance from his team, the players need to step up and take some of the responsibility.  Too often do we see the likes of Ozil, Sanchez, Walcott among others go missing in games.  Tomorrow is the day every Arsenal player on the pitch has to stand up and fights for their manager. Wenger has given so much of his life to the club, it’s time the players gave him something in return.

After the visit of Hull tomorrow, Arsenal then face Bayern Munich in the first leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday night in Germany, with the two results likely to have a ­major bearing on how the rest of the season plays out.  Negative results in both, seemingly the writing would be on the wall for Wenger.

Arsenal fans only need to look at what has happened to Manchester United since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.  Since Ferguson retired, the club have struggled to match the standards set by him. If this is to be Wenger’s last season at the Emirates, he should be cheered for the remainder of the season.  His achievements at the club are truly incredible.  When the time comes for Wenger and Arsenal to part, I believe the negativity will vanish and the tributes will come flooding in for a man who has given so much to the club.

In a week where Gary Neville called one Arsenal fan “an idiot” during commentary, for holding up a banner asking for Wenger to leave. Resulting in Arsenal Fan TV getting involved on Twitter, asking why the fans weren’t allowed to have an opinion.  I can see both sides of the argument, but think people should take a step back and look at the bigger picture.  Whether or not you think Wenger deserves one more season, his achievements for the club should not be questioned.

Whatever the next few games bring for Arsenal, I hope for Wenger’s sake that fans and players will get behind him and support him until the end of the season.  I would hate to see one of the greatest managers the Premier League has ever seen, leave on a negative.