Arsene Wenger was subject to some abuse from the Arsenal fans as they slumped to a demoralising third defeat in a row against a depleted Swansea team at the Emirates last week, and according to a report in the Express this has led to the Arsenal Directors to seriously consider asking the 66 year-old to finally step down from the job he has held for the last 19 years.
And apparently it could still be happening next week if Wenger can not get his team up to scratch to beat Hull reserves in the FA Cup Fifth replay on Tuesday. Since sensationally beating the League leaders Leicester, Arsenal have drawn with Hull in the first FA Cup game, lost to Barcelona in the Champions League and succumbed to both Man United and Swansea before yesterday’s fight-back to draw at Tottenham. If they fail yet again to beat Hull and obviously lose in Barcelona, they will then have seven games without a win, which is unheard of and will be a hard record to defend.
I know this story is from the Express citing “insiders” but I am not sure if they are the same sensationalists like the Metro or the Star, but I am still finding it very hard to contemplate this really being the case, especially as the title race is far from over. I doubt very much they would consider putting added pressure on Wenger to beat Hull as we should certainly go through to the next round without incident and could do without any more dramas.
They also say that Patrick Vieira is favourite to take over if Wenger leaves at the end of the season, but this is only because of the bookies prices. Vieira is 7/1, Simeone is 8/1 and Koeman is 10/1, but where they get these prices from is totally beyond me!
Wenger still has one year on his contract and as long as we remain in the Top Four at the end of the season, I doubt very much if the Board would even think about sacking him, never mind discuss it with the media…..