Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is the talk of the town at the moment with Frenchman being heavily linked with imminent departure following yet another disappointing result.
Back-to-back defeats at the hands of Manchester City – first in the Carabao Cup final last weekend and in the Premier League on Thursday night – have put the Arsenal boss under increasing pressure.
The fans are once again turning against the Premier League’s longest serving manager who could be set for an immediate end to his 22-year tenure at the north London club.
The latest 3-0 embarrassment caused a major change in odds on Wenger to be sacked with prices plummeting rapidly from the 50/1 betting odds that were on offer before the Carabao Cup final.
The Frenchman is currently as short as 4/1 to become the next Premier League casualty which now means he is ten times more likely to be sacked than what was the case prior to the Wembley clash last Sunday.
Despite the growing tension and pressure on his back, Arsene Wenger appears to be still refusing to end his time at Arsenal claiming once again that he intends to respect his contract.
“I have been here for 21 years and I always respected my contract, so I am quite amazed that you ask me the question,” Wenger said on a press conference before the last night’s game.
“In life, I look at what people do, not at what they say. What I did in my life was that [honour contracts], so I am quite amazed that you ask me the question. If you want me not to be here, that’s a different problem. You ask me [about] my commitment and my attitude is dictated by what I did in my life, not by what I say in a press conference.”, he added.
The big question remains whether Arsene Wenger will change his stance following the Thursday night’s toxic atmosphere and another bleak performance which leaves his club sitting in sixth and huge ten points behind Tottenham in fourth place in the standings.
Gunners are closer to bottom-dwellers West Bromwich Albion that to Manchester City in terms of points and the pressure is raising on Wenger to admit defeat and take responsibility.
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke has been nurturing a strong loyal relationship with Arsene Wenger despite the lack of silverware since 2003/04 and chronic demise over the past couple of years but Kroenke is facing a huge dilemma at this point.
Imminent change could act as a shock therapy and initiate the healing process. If Arsenal fail to react soon, they will risk creating an even bigger gap that would require many years to overcome.