It seems increasingly clear to me that Arsene Wenger is the only person who really believes that Arsenal would be better off if he signs a new contract and extends his 20-year reign as our manager. I know that board members and various players have said different but quite frankly I do not believe them.
If the likes of Bellerin, Ozil, Kosielny and all really wanted Wenger to be their boss next year it would have been easy to show that on the pitch but they have not done so for some time. Instead our team look like they are going through the motions and as Alan Shearer suggested before the international break that usually means that they are ready for him to move on.
The draw against Man City today and the way Arsenal played in it, disjointed and lacking any real spark, backed this theory up and at the same time almost ended our chances of a top four finish, but there could still be a chance for the club’s most successful manager to go out on a high, with an FA cup trophy that set a new record for him and the club.
To achieve that, however, will take a big upturn in form and I truly believe the only way that will happen is for Wenger to announce his departure in the summer. If he does that I think all of the players will want to sent him out in a blaze of glory.