Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes that Arsene Wenger will fulfil his contract at the Emirates and then leave in the summer of 2017. The French boss has come in for a lot of criticism this season, including from myself for the Gunners failings this season.
Will leave next summer
Former-Arsenal striker Wright speaking on BT Sport stated: “I think that it will run its natural course. In 2017 he will probably leave.
“We saw another couple of banners [against West Ham]. When you see the season we’ve had – in the way that this season’s gone – the fans and everybody will be disappointed.”
Ian is wright. The Frenchman will not resign, as he is too stubborn and he has too much control at the club to be sacked by any of the idle Arsenal board.
Disappointing campaign once again
The fact that Arsenal are odds of 33/1 to win the Premier League title at this stage of the season when the majority of the usual suspects in the league have struggled illustrates just how disappointing this campaign has been.
Arsenal have been waiting for the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United to slip-up in recent years, so they could be top dog. Unfortunately they have proven to be more of poodle than bull dog.
A team’s mentality usually emanates from the manager and Arsene Wenger has overseen some very poor collapses in the last decade.
The team will not win the Premier League title next season. Would the Gunners have won the title this season with another boss? We will never know but let’s face it finishing third would be a major underachievement this considering the plight of the other so-called big clubs.
Arsenal will not collapse without Arsene Wenger
People have claimed that Arsenal could suffer the same fate of Manchester United when Sir Alex Ferguson left when Wenger leaves. However I cannot see the same happening to the Gunners.
The next Gunners boss will be backed by the board, just like Wenger is reportedly. They would also have a decent foundation of players to build from, if the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez stick around this summer.
I am a Wenger hater and appreciate the first decade of his time at the Emirates, but even he cannot deny that recent campaigns have not been good enough. Next season will probably follow suit and Arsenal will probably finish third or fourth once again.
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