Arsenal legend Ian Wright has asked that long time manager of the club Arsene Wenger exit the Emirates Stadium.
The retired player turned top pundit claims that the club are in a crisis from top to bottom so the Frenchman should leave for it to be sorted out.
Arsenal suffered a second straight defeat in the Premier League on Sunday as Liverpool tore them apart at Anfield 4-0. This is a season where the Gunners’ fans were hopeful that things could change and that their Europa League involvement would help them push more for the Premier League as they relegate European football for now.
The club has not won the title since 2004 and it seems this would not change anytime soon.
“It’s an absolute nightmare,” Wright said. The legend, who scored 128 goals for Arsenal, says Wenger needs to go as he does not believe in him anymore.
“Do I think he should go? I’d like him to go because I do not believe now he can motivate the players. It’s for himself and for his own sanity…..That team has not played for Wenger for years.”
The coach agreed to a two-year extension despite falling out of the top four for the first time in almost 20 years. The management opted to retain him but if no league title comes in after the two years, the blowback would be huge for the owners, Wenger and the club overall. Fans are at record level disappointment. There are reports that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could join Chelsea and Manchester City could finally get Alexis Sanchez this summer.
“Wenger is to blame – he led everybody a merry dance. He mesmerized supporters like the Pied Piper,” Wright added.
The three FA Cup titles in four years seemed to doused the clamour for Wenger’s sack but the club is fast running out of chances.