Bye Arsene: Arsenal Looking Set for Life Without Wenger
It seems that Arsene Wenger’s 22-year romance with Arsenal might be coming to an end this summer. Reports emanating from England last night suggest that the Arsenal boss’ position will be reviewed this summer with some names even being thrown into the managerial hat.
Monaco’s manager Leornardo Jardim, German boss Joachim Low, Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers and even Manchester City’s assistant coach Mikel Arteta have all been bandied as possible replacements for the Frenchman.
Arsenal fans were in uproar after Sunday’s shambolic defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao cup final and a place in the Champions League is looking less and less likely with 10 points separating Arsenal from fourth-place Tottenham.
With the only route back to the Champions League being the Europa League, the Gunners face a daunting task as they face AC Milan in the round of 16 with many unsure as to whether Arsenal can overcome the Italian powerhouses.
Things have been rocky at Arsenal with the signings of Henrik Mkhitaryan and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang acting as just a brief moment of happiness.
It seems Wenger might have even lost the backing of owner Stan Kroenke who has sent his son Josh to live in London so as to understand the workings of the club better.
Players also don’t seem to want to stay with the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Hector Bellerin linked with moves away from the club.
Speaking to Sky Sports yesterday, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry said that it would be a dream to manage Arsenal.
He said; ‘Who wouldn’t like to be the Arsenal coach?
‘I’m an Arsenal fan but that doesn’t mean that is what’s going to happen. I don’t know what’s happening behind closed doors, but who wouldn’t be interested in that job?’
Arsenal face Manchester City again on Thursday night as they look to somehow save their ever dimming hopes of making it back to Europe’s premier competition.