As if there was not already enough pressure on Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal team ahead of our FA cup 5th round replay away to Hull City on Tuesday, now we are being told that the club are ready to give the Frenchman his marching orders if the Gunners do not make it in the the next round of the competition, according to the Daily Express.
The paper claims that the powers that be at Arsenal have been growing increasingly frustrated with the man who has just become the longest serving manager in football after Ronnie McFall resigned after 29 years in charge of the Irish Premiership side Portadown. Coincidentally enough McFall left his job after losing a cup match, but could Wenger be about to join him?
I know that a lot of Arsenal fans will hope so but I am not so sure that it is a good idea or that it will happen. There is no doubt that there will be big questions for Wenger to answer if we fail to win the Premier League title this season and going out of the FA cup to a Championship team would make those questions even bigger, but I do not see how replacing him at this crucial period will help Arsenal.
And after the club has stuck with the manager through much leaner times I am not sure they would decide to pull the trigger now. Could this just be another piece of anti-Arsenal propaganda by our friendly football media? Or has the very clear anger of the Emirates crowd as we lost to Swansea City on Wednesday, pointed out by Thierry Henry, finally got the board’s attention?