Arsene Wenger is claimed to be in line to give his Arsenal players a huge telling off ahead of the upcoming Premier League match with Bournemouth, but will it work?
The Frenchman appears to have lost the respect of a number of players in the dressing room, with a number of stars pushing for the exit door amidst tough times at the Emirates.
Alexis Sanchez, Shkodran Mustafi, Hector Bellerin and Mesut Ozil have all expressed their wish to leave apart from the latter, who has simply refused to sign a new contract and appears unwilling to do so.
We also have Mathieu Debuchy and Jack Wilshere in our playing squad, who have had their issues with Wenger previously, and both have been strongly linked with an exit, and their futures remain up in the air. Jack also only has a year left on his current deal, and looks likely to leave before the start of next season also.
Reports that Arsene Wenger is set to read the riot act to his players after a disastrous loss to Liverpool, which was shortly after a 1-0 loss to Stoke City, may not go down too well in the dressing room.
The squad most certainly needs to be addressed, and the players need to be motivated to play for the famous red shirt they should feel blessed to wear, but I feel like the aggressive approach being talked about may work against the long-serving boss.
Certain players in the team will have to be shuffled around, with player’s lack of playing time forcing them to buck up their ideas, especially with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, who will be eager to play in order to make sure of their place in the World Cup squads for next summer.
Would reading the riot act lead to losing more respect in the dressing room? Does Wenger have it in him to give the hairdryer treatment? Is it too little too late?