It is a sad state of affairs when even Peter Hill-Wood, the former Arsenal chairman who appointed Arsène Wenger as manager all those years ago, thinks the Frenchman has outstayed his welcome and is destroying his reputation by hanging on too long at the club.
“I clearly am not very happy about what is going on,” Hill-Wood was reported as saying. “I think that there probably ought to be a change of management.
“He has done fabulously well, it is just he has overstayed his welcome. I find it very sad because he was the great love of many and then it [overstaying his welcome] has destroyed it all.”
Hill-Wood, who stood down as club chairman in 2013 has until now been one of Wenger’s supporters has always had the respect of the Arsenal Board and his opinion will carry a lot of weight with the current members. He has had a long-standing friendship with the current Chairman Chips Keswick so it is very likely they still get together to discuss the goings-on at the club, and his words will certainly upset our long-suffering manager.
Could this announcement by Hill-Wood signal yet another nail in Arsene’s coffin?