I know that a bigger percentage of Arsenal fans than ever before would like to see the end of Arsene Wenger’s reign as the manager of Arsenal Football Club as soon as possible, but if it came down to a choice between having a new man in charge next season or winning the Europa League this year then I am sure that percentage would be much smaller.
I think that the two things are inextricably related as well, because if Le Prof and the Arsenal team do go on to lift the Europa League trophy at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan in May then the Frenchman will certainly feel justified in staying on for another year.
He might do so anyway, as there has been plenty of pressure on him, from the fans at least, to go for some years now. That pressure will be almost unbearable, you feel, if the Gunners do not lift the European trophy and end the season without silverware and so far off the top four spots in the Premier League.
So why do I say that Wenger will still be in charge next Year? Simply because I think Arsenal WILL win the Europa League. Apart from Atletico de Madrid I do not think Arsenal should worry about any of the clubs left in the competition and we do seem to be saving our best for the Thursday night games.
Do you guys share my confidence? Do you actually want Arsenal to win it if it means keeeping Arsene Wenger in charge for another campaign?