According to Daily Star, Arsene Wenger held ‘crisis talks’ with club chief Ivan Gazidis after Arsenal slipped down to eighth in the Premier League thanks to their 2-1 home defeat on Saturday to a very under-par Manchester United.
Gunners fans are growing frustrated with not just the results but the performances of a side that should be mounting a title challenge this campaign. In the wake of the weekend’s loss, Wenger’s men are a hefty 15 points adrift from league leaders Chelsea.
It should come as no real surprise that Gazidis has spoken openly with Wenger given the current circumstance. This shouldn’t really be ‘breaking news’ that the Chief Executive reportedly visited the training base in Hertfordshire today. Such is the case that Wenger remains untouchable while the cash continues to roll in – but for how much longer if the bad results continue?
StarSport also suggest American majority shareholder Stan Kroenke is ‘believed to be becoming increasingly aware of the frustrations of Gunners fans’ – you’d be living under a rock if you hadn’t – but again it seems unlikely the Arsenal board will have the balls to fire Wenger. The clubs longest serving manager for 18 years.
The report also suggests Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has been approached. Seems like The Star are really reaching now…
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Is it time for a change? I’m almost certain we will not be seeing the back of Wenger before next summer. Gazidis pretty much got his job in the first place from the Frenchman after all.
All we can do is get behind the lads tomorrow night and get the season back on track.