The Arsenal fans have been showing their dissatisfaction with our terrible season by leaving their seats empty at the Emirates for our home games, and it is possible that Arsene Wenger’s pride could be seriously dented by seeing that not even most Arsenal fans are happy with his work.
Charlie Nicholas certainly thinks so. When asked if he thought Wenger would still be in charge next season, Nicholas said yes, but with one proviso… “He would stay, I think so,” Nicholas said.
“He’s been in punishing situations before, managed to manipulate the FA Cup, he’s got the best record in that and then goes out for the first time ever in round three.
“The punishing thing that I see that Arsene might leave this summer is the lack of audience.
“They can tell us there’s 58,000 there if you like but we can see they’ve paid their money but they’re not turning up.
“Arsene Wenger was a major fabric in creating this global branding at Arsenal and that stadium in particular.
“For him to see that the people don’t want to come and watch his teams anymore is punishing.
“It must be cruel, it must be really, really tough. That’s the only way that I can see that Arsene would step aside because I’ve not heard a thing about potential managers ready to take over.”
So do we wonder if he could still step down simply because of the empty seats? Does he care enough about what the fans think for it to affect him that much?