Arsenal find themselves almost at rock bottom following another huge collapse, which has seen the Gunners lose four of their last five games across all competitions.
Back-to-back defeats to Manchester City, both of which finished 3-0, have significantly raised the pressure on Arsene Wenger and there is growing calls for the Frenchman’s 22-year association with the north London giants to come to a close.
Having endured an early defeat from the FA Cup, losing in the Carabao Cup final and sitting ten points off the Champions League places in the Premier League, things certainly look gloomy- and there’s a huge European tie with AC Milan right around the corner.
All of the uncertainty on Wenger is certainly not helping and former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has urged the club to make a decision now. Speaking to Sky Sports after Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium, he said:
“Last season there was anger from supporters and marches against Arsene Wenger, which I thought were a disgrace. But I think tonight was worse. The Arsenal fans are not actually interested. They didn’t turn up.”
“There were a few boos at the end but it wasn’t the anger of last season. Now it’s almost like resignation, just waiting for the manager to go. How sad is that? That very few, if any, Arsenal fans want Arsene Wenger as the manager next season.”
“This man is a legend in the English game. But they have to change it, it has to be done. There’s no way the end of this season should be about this man being hounded out and going through that in empty stadiums.”
“Announce now that you’re going to change the manager for the start of next season and I’m sure everyone in this stadium will say give this man a send-off. Make the decision now and give this man the send-off he deserves for what he’s done over 20 years, not what he’s done over the last five, six, 10 years.”