Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says he expects Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal at the end of the season
The Frenchman’s contract expires in the summer and he is yet to confirm if he will stay on with a two-year deal believed to be on the table.
Arsenal have reportedly drawn up a four-man shortlist to replace him featuring Thomas Tuchel and Massimiliano Allegri who have both remained coy on the subject.
However, Wright is convinced that this will be Wenger’s last season in charge of the Gunners after speaking with him recently.
“I was with the boss last night and if I’m going to be totally honest I think that’s it,” he said via The Metro.
“I was with him for a few hours last night and we’re talking and obviously he didn’t say to me ‘I’m leaving at the end of the season’, but I just get the impression looking at him that, you know, that’s it.
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“I think that’s it. He actually mentioned while we were talking last night that it’s coming to the end. I’ve never heard him say that.
“He looked winded, like someone who has whopped him in the stomach.
“Do I feel he will go at the end of the season? I think he will.”
Wenger has come under pressure after slipping 12 points behind leaders Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title after defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Arsenal Supporters’ Trust have also claimed that supporters will stay away from Saturday’s clash with Hull City in their thousands after becoming frustrated with the club’s perceived lack of progress under Wenger.