According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are set to review boss Arsene Wenger’s position at the end of the season. The French boss has become under increasing pressure after his sides inconsistent form in the Premier League.
The report claims that this is the most vulnerable to the sack that Wenger has ever been in his 22 years as Gunners boss. The 68-year-old is understood to be heavily against quitting his position, as he still has a year left to run on his current contract.
However, Arsenal insiders have reportedly stated that the club would look at if Wenger is the right man to take the club forward at the end of the season.
Wenger should be vulnerable
I am not an Arsene Wenger hater by any stretch of the imagination. Like most bosses, he has had his good and bad days during his career. However, if Wenger were at any other top-six club he would have been shown the door by now.
A good manager helps a team to improve. In the last decade, the club have gone backwards and fallen badly behind their so-called rivals in terms of quality. The Gunners quality has been diluted, while the teams around them have strengthened through big spending or developing players.
In truth, Arsenal are further than they have been to challenging for the title than they have been in the last decade. Wenger has to take the majority of the blame for the situation.
A number of bosses linked with the job
As always when Wenger is linked with the Arsenal exit a list of possible replacements have been doing the rounds. Names on the list include Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim, Celtic’s head coach Brendan Rodgers, German boss Joachim Low and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta, who of course captained Arsenal during his playing days.
There is a certainly a right mixture of youth, experience and trophy winning on that list. It seems clear that Arsenal now needs a change of direction and a new boss would give them that.
It seems highly unlikely that Wenger can or will guide the Gunners to a top-flight this season. Having also failed to qualify for the Champions League last season, it seems that Arsene Wenger’s days should be numbered at the north London club this summer.
However, we this is Arsene Wenger we are talking about, he is the ultimate survivor and could still be sitting in the Gunners dugout next season.
Will Arsene Wenger’s position be reviewed at the end of the season?