Arsene Wenger has made it clear he will not quit at Arsenal and he’ll need to be fired if he’s to leave the club before the end of his contract in under 18 months time, according to reports.
The Times states that the long-serving French boss has told club staff he will not step down this summer and he still personally believes he’s the right man to turn the club’s fortunes around, despite a woeful run of form.
Four consecutive defeats across all competitions have seen Arsenal’s slim hopes of returning to the Champions League via a top-four finish wiped away, whilst the Gunners also stumbled into the quarter-finals of the Europa League after sensationally losing at home to Swedish minnows Ostersunds.
That, accompanied by a poor display in a 3-0 Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City, has seen support of Wenger become extremely thin- but Wenger is refusing to walk away from his role.
For Wenger to leave before the end of his contract in the summer of 2019, Arsenal’s board needs to take action and there’s growing pressure from the supporter’s, after a vote at a Supporter’s Trust meeting last night finished with 88% stating they don’t want Wenger to remain in his role next season.