ARSENE WENGER is ready to wield the Arsenal axe following a furious dressing-room bust-up.
Angry Gunners stars were heard shouting and arguing after Tottenham hit two
late goals to seal a 4-4 draw at the Emirates on Wednesday.
And fuming manager Wenger is set to make widespread changes for Saturday's must-win trip to Stoke.
An Arsenal source said: â€œEveryone was going crazy in the dressing room after the
game. There were a lot of raised voices and fingers being pointed.
â€œEveryone was blaming each other for Spurs' two late goals and the manager
was as angry as anyone has seen him for a long time.â€
Central to the argument was the lack of leadership from captain William Gallas
and his central-defensive partner Mikael Silvestre.
Left-back Gael Clichy was particularly distraught at his part in Tottenham's third
goal and questions were also asked about the way possession was surrendered
in the dying seconds to allow Aaron Lennon a last-gasp equaliser.
Wenger has been particularly alarmed by the defensive errors.
His team will face an aerial bombardment at the Britannia Stadium and he does
not feel he can rely on some of his players to stand up and be counted.
Gallas, conveniently, has already been ruled out of the game by a hamstring
injury, while Emmanuel Eboue is also struggling with a knee injury.
But Silvestre, Clichy, Samir Nasri and Denilson could also pay the price, with Kolo
Toure, Abou Diaby, Alex Song and Johan Djourou in line for a recall.
Striker Emmanuel Adebayor summed up the anger in the camp when he
moaned: â€œI am tired of saying that we cannot drop any more points and then we
end up dropping more points.
â€œIt was not even against a top-four side but against Tottenham, who are bottom of the league.
â€œBut it is best not to say too much right now because there would be a lot of
words that we aren't supposed to use to each other. It is best to go home, have
a rest, learn our lessons from this match, then get together and tell the truth.
â€œWe need to let our nerves calm down and then we will all have to accept the criticism.â€
Source: The Sun *Ahem*
I love it when the Arse mess up.