Arsene Wenger future

Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017

The future of long-serving Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has once again come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks following a run of results which has left the Gunners significantly off the pace in the race for Champions League football.

A 2-1 defeat at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion on March 4 was Arsenal's fourth in a row across all competitions, making for their worst run of form since 2002.

It was also the Gunners' eighth defeat of 2018 already - more than any other Premier League team had suffered at that stage of the calendar year - forcing Wenger to concede that the top four is now out of their reach.

Calls for the Frenchman to step down after 22 years in the job have reached fever pitch again now, despite him signing a new two-year deal just last summer.

Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Former Arsenal boss Bruce Rioch leaps to Arsene Wenger's defence
Former Arsenal boss Bruce Rioch says that Arsene Wenger has earned the right to step down when he chooses.
13:02
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Arsene Wenger on Paris Saint-Germain shortlist?
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is allegedly on the Paris Saint-Germain shortlist to replace Unai Emery at the Parc des Princes.
Mar 7, 10:21
Arsene Wenger and his backroom staff in despair during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on March 1, 2018
Arsenal Supporters Trust 'to meet with Ivan Gazidis over Arsene Wenger future'
The Arsenal Supporters Trust will reportedly meet with chief executive Ivan Gazidis this weekend to discuss Arsene Wenger's future.
Mar 7, 09:04
Arsene Wenger and Steve Bould watch on during the Premier League game between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal on March 4, 2018
Josh Kroenke: 'Arsenal can achieve victory through harmony'
The son of Arsenal's majority shareholder opens up on the current disarray at the Emirates Stadium, admitting that a clear line of communication is needed.
Mar 6, 15:27
Mikel Arteta pictured in late 2011
Mikel Arteta considered "too arrogant" for Arsenal job?
A report claims that Arsenal's players have made clear they do not want Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta to be considered as a potential replacement for Arsene Wenger.
Mar 6, 14:09
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Bournemouth on September 9, 2017
Arsene Wenger 'will be sacked if Arsenal fail to win Europa League'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will reportedly be sacked if the club fail to win the Europa League.
Mar 6, 11:37
Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
Hector Bellerin 'furious with Arsene Wenger'
Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin is reportedly furious with manager Arsene Wenger after being hooked from the starting lineup to face Brighton just hours before kickoff.
Mar 6, 09:32
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsene Wenger 'will not quit as Arsenal manager'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reportedly tells his backroom staff that he has no plans to resign at the end of the season, despite mounting pressure on his shoulders.
Mar 6, 09:09
Mikel Arteta pictured in late 2011
Arsenal 'considering Mikel Arteta as Arsene Wenger replacement'
Arsenal reportedly identify former player and current Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta as a possible replacement for Arsene Wenger as manager.
Mar 5, 09:51
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Everton 'want Arsene Wenger as next manager'
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri reportedly wants to appoint under-fire Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as the club's next manager, amid speculation over Sam Allardyce's future.
Mar 5, 09:09
Laurent Koscielny receives his marching orders during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Bayern Munich on March 7, 2017
Laurent Koscielny: 'Arsene Wenger not solely to blame'
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny insists that manager Arsene Wenger is not solely to blame for the club's current poor run of form.
Mar 4, 20:58
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Chris Hughton backs Arsene Wenger to stay on as Arsenal boss
Brighton & Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton hopes to see Arsene Wenger stay on at Arsenal, despite the Frenchman suffering his worst run in two decades at the club.
Mar 4, 17:59
Arsene Wenger and his backroom staff in despair during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on March 1, 2018
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: 'I can turn things around'
Arsene Wenger says that he has "enough experience and enough desire" to get Arsenal's season back on track, having lost eight of their last 13 matches.
Mar 4, 17:48
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade on November 2, 2017
Arsene Wenger rules out top-four finish after latest setback
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits that his side can now forget about finishing in the Premier League's top four after losing for a third league game in a row.
Mar 4, 16:32
Arsene Wenger and his backroom staff in despair during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on March 1, 2018
Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal have gone backwards'
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger concedes that his side have taken a backwards step as the Frenchman heads towards his worst season in Premier League management.
Mar 4, 12:24
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Karren Brady: 'Arsene Wenger will not resign'
Karren Brady backs Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger not to resign from the club, adding that the Gunners could be in a much worse situation than they are now.
Mar 3, 11:26
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsenal players hold crisis meeting without Arsene Wenger?
Arsenal players allegedly hold a crisis meeting behind manager Arsene Wenger's back.
Mar 3, 09:20
Paul Merson in action for Arsenal
Paul Merson tips Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson tips Arsene Wenger to leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season.
Mar 2, 14:59
Harry Redknapp in charge of Birmingham City in April 2017
Harry Redknapp: 'Arsene Wenger has to leave Arsenal'
Former West Ham United, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp urges Arsene Wenger to step down from his position at Arsenal this summer.
Mar 2, 14:37
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade on November 2, 2017
Pep Guardiola: Arsene Wenger will make "right decision" on Arsenal future
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola claims that Arsene Wenger will make "the right decision" regarding his future at Arsenal.
Mar 2, 09:57
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Everton on February 3, 2018
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 'Everyone knows Arsene Wenger is great'
Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says that the players will "give everything" for manager Arsene Wenger.
Mar 1, 14:39
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Bournemouth on September 9, 2017
Stewart Robson: 'Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is so arrogant, it's untrue'
Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson says that Arsene Wenger is "so arrogant, it's untrue".
Mar 1, 10:50
Henrikh Mkhitaryan in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Everton on February 3, 2018
Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan: 'We are ready to fight for Arsene Wenger'
Henrikh Mkhitaryan says that he and his Arsenal teammates will "fight" for manager Arsene Wenger.
Mar 1, 10:30
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsene Wenger: 'Decisive moments key for Arsenal'
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger challenges his side to start performing in the "decisive moments" of matches after losing 3-0 to Manchester City in the EFL Cup final.
Feb 28, 11:23
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Arsene Wenger: 'My future as Arsenal manager is not a concern'
Arsene Wenger says that he "turned the world down" to respect his Arsenal contract, as he responds to reports that he could be on his way in the summer.
Feb 28, 09:57
Swindon Town director of football Tim Sherwood on the touchline during the FA Cup clash with Eastleigh on November 15, 2016
Tim Sherwood: 'Arsene Wenger has run out of time'
Tim Sherwood says that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger should leave the club, adding that the Frenchman has "run out of time" at the Emirates Stadium.
Feb 27, 13:18
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Charlie Nicholas: 'EFL Cup vital for Arsene Wenger'
Former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas claims that Sunday's EFL Cup final will play a key role in the future of Arsene Wenger.
Feb 23, 18:05
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsene Wenger: 'Premier League top-four finish remains the priority'
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists that a Premier League top-four finish, rather than a Europa League triumph, remains his preferred goal of Champions League qualification.
Feb 21, 21:17
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Bournemouth on September 9, 2017
Arsene Wenger intends to see out remainder of Arsenal contract
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not plan on quitting the club at the end of the season as he wants to 'respect' his latest contract.
Feb 16, 11:37
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade on November 2, 2017
Arsenal 'draw up Arsene Wenger exit strategy'
Arsenal reportedly make plans for Arsene Wenger's potential exit from the club this summer.
Feb 14, 09:50
Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino shake hands during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal on February 10, 2018
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: 'It will be difficult to finish top four'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits that it will be "difficult" for his team to secure a Champions League spot this season following defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
Feb 10, 15:56

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