Arsenal manager refuses to speculate on future
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger remains evasive about his future plans, leaving the football world to ponder whether his future remains in his own hands.
Opinion remains divided, but this uncertainty hangs over the club like a dark cloud. By their own high standards, sitting in 6th place is unsatisfactory and many fans want to see a change at the top. After two decades at the helm, Wenger and Arsenal may benefit from a change.
In February, the Dutchman, now a greying 69-year-old, announced that he would decide on his future in March or April. It’s now May so who knows what’s next for him? Speaking before Sunday’s home match against Manchester United, the Frenchman joked: “That means I was wrong!”
He also added: “I don’t want to speak about my personal case anymore.”
Some supporters have protested against the long-term manager this season, brandishing banners at the game with the message ‘Wenger out’.
Sunday’s defeat by archrivals Spurs leaves Wenger’s side sixth in the table and, for the first time in 20 years, in danger of failing to qualify for the Champions League. If they don’t make it, many Wenger backers will surely change their decision.
Trailing behind Man City by 6 points, albeit with a game in hand, Arsenal really need their rivals to slip up if they are to have any chance of sealing a top four place in the Barclays Premier League and inclusion in Europe’s top club competition.
Wenger underlined their worrying situation when he said: “Now even winning all of our games left does not guarantee it- it’s not completely in our hands. But we have to win the rest of our games, it’s the only thing we can do to even get a chance at getting into the Champions League.”
Charlie F, Year 6
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy