Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has called for a change in management at his former club, describing Arsene Wenger as a ‘squatter’.
The French boss has been in charge of the club for 20 years this September and has led the team to lift nine trophies (excluding the six Charity Shield wins) in that time. Wenger can also boast having managed the Invincibles side of 2004, who managed to win the Premier League title without losing a single match, but has failed to lift the same trophy since that magical year.
Many fans have turned on the 66 year-old in recent seasons, and now Merson has joined in to call for a new regime to be installed, comparing his former boss to a squatter.
Merson said: “It’s getting to a bit of an awkward situation now. He’s getting like a squatter really.
“You know, you have a squatter in your house and you want them out – and you can’t!
“They’ve got to make a decision. They need change! Arsene Wenger is getting a lot of stick now, and he’s going to be forgotten for all the great things he’s done for the club.”
The former winger used some harsh words considering the input Wenger has had on our club, with all the titles, as well as keeping us within the Champions League whilst the club invested its money in building the luxurious Emirates Stadium.
I know many of you are frustrated with our lack of league triumphs, but in this day in age with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City’s riches, returning to the top of the table is no easy feat.
Is squatter the right word? Should Merson not have more respect?