Arsenal Players Want Wenger Gone As Club Chiefs Line-Up Replacements [Daily Mail]

By on February 27, 2018

The Arsenal squad no longer feels Arsene Wenger is the man to take the club forward as the board draw-up a list of potential replacements this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Wenger has come under increasing pressure after losing the Carabao Cup final 3-0 to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon with fans and pundits alike lambasting our limp display at Wembley.

The defeat came just days after we lost the second leg of our Europa League last-32 clash at home to Ostersunds – although we still progressed 4-2 on aggregate thanks to our 3-0 first leg victory in Sweden it was still an embarrassing defeat.

We also sit sixth in the Premier League table and 10 points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham so we need a minor miracle to qualify for the Champions League via the league this season.

A third-round exit in the FA Cup to Nottingham Forest means our only remaining hope for the campaign is to win the Europa League but we face a tough last-16 clash with AC Milan.

The Daily Mail are one of several media outlets who are reporting that Wenger’s position as manager will be reviewed at the end of the season and the club have already drawn-up a list of possible replacements with Leonardo Jardim, Joachim Low, Brendan Rodgers and Mikel Arteta all under consideration.

The newspaper says Wenger is facing the sack if we don’t qualify for the Champions League but even that may not save his job as there is a growing belief among the hierarchy that it’s time for a change of manager in the summer.

We’ve restructured the club significantly over the past 12 months with Ivan Gazidis appointing Raul Sanllehi as head of football relations, Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment and Huss Fahmy as contract negotiator, which has severely weakened Wenger’s control at the club.

Stan Kronke will still have the final say over whether Wenger will be sacked at the end of the season and he’s always backed the Frenchman but the American tycoon will be concerned that another year out of the Champions League will have a real affect on the balance sheet.

Wenger is not just losing support in the boardroom as critically the Daily Mail claim the players now also feel that Arsene is no longer the right man to take the team forward next season.

The newspaper says a growing number of players believe we will continue to fall further behind the top clubs if Wenger remains in charge next year and some key players are already seeking ways out if he remains at the helm.

If Wenger has lost the dressing room then there should be no way back for him and I’d say based on recent performances we can only conclude that some players are no longer playing for the manager.

I don’t think there is any doubt left among the fanbase that it’s time for change and it looks like the players and hierarchy have now finally realised that Wenger is no longer the right man to lead Arsenal FC.


  1. Tony

    February 27, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Rubbish opportunistic article. The papers don’t reflect the bigger picture we lost to Man City who are head and shoulders above every team in the UK. For 20 years Wenger has been ridiculed and targeted. We lost a game even if we won it the papers would of said it is a paper over the crack. Regardless he could never win. Let’s behead the king in the instant culture that has been created by the media. The only winner is oil here without it there would be a level playing field

  2. alan morris

    February 27, 2018 at 10:28 am

    completely unfounded , unsubstantiated report of losing players.

  3. Alhaji zulkifil zakaria

    February 27, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Arsenal support base in the UK are scrap for want of a better word they are not serious. Arden Wenger won’t survived in any serious club with this abysmal performance in fact is a shame that you still have some blocked headed supporter’s still say’s Wenger must stay. I have even regretted been an arsenal fun. Any way I’m out until the board thinks like any serious entity

  4. chris

    February 27, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Watching the team play one would think Wenger certainly has lost the dressing room. Even now he still takes the training sessions .. while Steve Bould is treated as a bit part Yes Man. Do Wenger luvvers really believe the players support his lack of emphasis on defending and pressing the opposition – as they press us ? Look at their morale … their defeatism … their lack of belief. Wenger’s Arsenal look beaten before they even kick off.

  5. Suppo kuany

    February 27, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Those are just a smoke we all know what board say after we lost to manchester city that Wenger will decide his own future nothing will happen at the end of the season believe me Wenger will be in charge of Arsenal next season,the only way Wenger will leave Arsenal for we fan not to buy season tickets the board will sack him.

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