There has never been more pressure on the Arsenal manager after our highly unimpressive season, but Arsene Wenger has managed to win three FA Cups in the last few years to stave off the naysayers.
This year the only trophy left that we could win is the Europa League, and the draw giving us Atletico Madrid could be the final hurdle for Le Prof. But Alexandre Lacazette thinks that winning the trophy could save Wenger’s job for yet another year. “It can be the way to keep the manager because he did so much good for the club. It will save our season because in the Premier League we are not doing well,” the French international striker said.
The Final is to be played in Lyon, which is where Lacazette learned his trade, and he is doubly keen to play in his hometown. “I really want to be in the final to play in front of my family and friends but it’s not only that — I came to Arsenal because I want to win trophies,”
The Gunners keeper Petr Cech also believes that we have to go all out to win it, saying: “There is a big responsibility for everyone because we know with the position we are in the league.
“Someone would have to have a big meltdown in the last seven games to give us a chance to sneak into the top four.
“We know this is our chance to book our Champions League spot but, not only that, you play a European competition for a cup and for a cup the club has never won. This is another opportunity to add a great trophy to the cabinet.
“You need to keep the progression. You keep that not only on the pitch but by winning things. A club of Arsenal’s size and history belongs in the Champions League.”
So despite all the protests against Wenger, who thinks that a Europa League win will ensure he is with us for at least one more year?