Arsene Wenger has admitted that the club made him announce his departure from Arsenal Football Club recently, but did they really force his hand without a new man lined up?
The Frenchman is the current longest standing Premier League manager with a whopping 21 years of service, but has finally made the decision to leave the club this summer, despite having a year remaining on his contract.
The 67 year-old has always reiterated that he wouldn’t quit the club, so the decision appears to have been made by the club, although I wouldn’t be surprised if he hadn’t been against the idea.
Arsenal has needed a fresh outlook on proceedings for some time now, but I struggle to realise how announcing the decision before the end of the term helps us in any way, and I’m rather shocked that the move seems to have happened without his replacement being chosen.
There is a number of reports linking a number of options with the job, albeit most of those names are vastly inexperienced for such a role, and I’m amazed that Wenger would have agreed to leave without knowing the team would be in good hands following his departure.
Did the club really force Wenger to quit his post and announce the move at this point in the campaign?