Rumours have intensified over Arsene Wenger’s immediate future at the club following a run of bad results and pressure from the fans. With the protests and the banners ever slightly increasing, Is this the end of Wenger’s fairytale?
Arsene Wenger has come under increasing pressure in the past weeks to quit his post at Arsenal from the fans, this has come after a string of bad results, with the Gunners unable to compete against the bigger teams of late. The most notably loss coming in the Champions League against Bayern Munich, where they were outclassed by their opponents, eventually losing 10-2 on aggregate.
The moans and groans for a portion of the fans have become evident over the past month due to the clubs bad form. Many believe that the club is close to being in free fall and would like to see some changes being made sooner rather than later. The club currently sit 5th in the Premier League, with two games in hand, over their closest rival in 4th position. Wenger faces an uphill battle once again to try to claw his way back into the top four as we enter the business end of the season.
There are rumours that the Arsenal board have summoned the manager, to have a meeting to decide his future, during the upcoming international break. Insiders believe he may be negotiating a new contract, but others think this may be the end of the road for manager, which would please some people but upset many footballing legends.
A lot of people has spoken out against the recent uproar from the fans, stating that they should get behind the club and manager, as well as stop all the negativity. The club defiantly needs some work with new arrivals to freshen up the squad. Stars such as Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade Chamberlin have all been touted to leave, with rivals Manchester United, looking to snap up some more Arsenal stars for cheap.
This has been a big issue lately for the Gunners, they are unable to attract the global footballing stars, even when they do they are unwilling to pay them with an increased salary. This is against the philosophy of the club, which is why Wenger is reluctant to spend, because it leads down a wrong and costly path. If he does stick around for another two years, he will need to be active in the market, to stand a chance of surviving and competing as a top four team.
Should the unthinkable happen and Arsene does indeed gets sacked, it would be a dark day in football, as many have already expressed. Wenger has been one of the most consistent managers in the Premier League and has always worked within his limits set by the club. It is very sad to see the protests, we have to take note that it is a small potion of fans, but they are making a lot of noise.
We will be following this story as it develops, check back here for the latest updates!!