The drama surrounding the future of Arsenal under Arsene Wegner’s leadership has been hard to avoid recently, with them now being 6 points behind the top four positions in the Premier League following their poor 3 out of 8 game wins in recent weeks. A real moment of realisation came when Arsenal took on the non-league team West Brom and failed to make an easy win of the occasion. It became painfully obvious to Arsenal fans that their beloved team were slipping in their performance on the pitch and this was echoed in the inability to run away with goals. It was as this point that it was suggested that Wenger’s time at Arsenal came to an end.
With Wenger’s contract due to expire at the end of this season, the speculation surrounding his future at the club been under scrutiny and, while he has previously admitted that he is unsure of his future at Arsenal, a decision after Saturday’s match loss has supposedly been made. Yet no one but Wenger himself knows about what the future holds for his position at the club. This is what the man himself had to say about his decision at this point, “I know what I will do. You will soon know. Today I do not necessarily worry about that. We are in a unique bad patch that we never had in 20 years… I think we have a hell of a task to fight back but we need to regroup and focus on the games coming up because we have many big games.”
Fans of the club have taken to social media to voice their opinions and concerns about what Wenger’s mysterious comments means, particularly as the football manager has rarely been so detailed in the past about his next steps. Many believe that Arsenal’s recent devastating loss and the manager’s choice to make a statement regarding his decision shortly after is a very telling sign. The well-loved and long-standing Arsenal football manager is now said to be spending his last season at the club as more and more signs point towards his departure. While Arsenal has yet to formally comment on the situation, there have been rumours flying around that they have approached Thomas Tuchel, the Dortmund boss to act as Wegner’s replacement, should he leave.
It is certain that despite the team’s performance recently, Wenger will certainly be missed should he leave the club. Fans recognise his past successes and his well-deserved reputation of being both the longest serving and most successful manager the club has ever had. If you are looking to place your bets on any upcoming Arsenal matches, find out more about the best platform to do so here.