To call for a manager's head after just one game is, of course, absurd. But it is not the result that is the issue here, nor even the manner of the defeat, but the prelude to the game and the shameful aftermath.
Wenger arrived in the British game with the tag of the Professor, but is now the biggest moaning Minnie in the game, somebody who never accepts personal responsibility and who looks always to blame the referee following defeat. For a while it was a joke how he never saw an Arsenal offence, but now it is tiresome to hear his absurd assessment of a game every time Arsenal lose. Yesterday's defeat had nothing to do with his failure to bolster the squad, of course, nor with rash decisions by his keeper and his defenders, it was all down to the "spirit" of the referee.
Well as the MOTD panel pointed out, that referee got almost every important decision right. Yes Vlaar could have seen red as well as Koscielny, but that wasn't what Wenger was whining about. Awarding two penalties to the opposition was two too many, even though both decisions were, to excuse the pun, spot on. But the accuracy or otherwise of a decision doesn't count for Wenger, because awarding penalties against his team is, of itself, not in the "spirit" of the game it appears.
It is now beyond a joke. Wenger is a walking, talking self parody and his magic wand has disappeared so far up his own arse that he can no longer wave it. One week into the season, and Arsenal are already three points behind defending Champions Manchester United, despite having the easier opening fixture on paper, and there is already an injury crisis and widespread disaffection amongst the fans. If Suarez didn't want to stay at Liverpool before, he will want to stay now if Arsenal is his only alternative!
How much longer can this continue? Ferguson has gone and maybe it is time for Wenger to follow.