Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Arsene Wenger: Is It Time to Leave Arsenal?

Arsene Wenger: Is It Time to Leave Arsenal?

It is understood that, contrary to reports from German newspaper Bild, Arsenal have not made an official approach to Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel and seem resolved to stand by Wenger.

The defeat was Arsenal's fourth in five outings in the Premier League and left Arsene Wenger's men with a serious uphill battle on their hands to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Both planes flew over the Hawthorns during the first half of Arsenal's 3-1 defeat to West Brom in a match that culminated in visiting supporters chanting that Wenger didn't know what he was doing after he substituted the injured Alexis Sanchez for Alex Iwobi.

It had been thought that the experienced manager had chose to step down, but according to The Mirror, Wenger wants to stay with the Gunners and will put pen to paper on an extension to his current deal, which expires this summer.

According to the UK Mirror, the 67-year-old is expected to have talks with the Gunners' board, after he confirmed he had taken a decision on his future last week .

"It will not necessarily be linked with that because I've done the top four 20 times".

Asked by Standard Sport whether an announcement over his future might quell the conflict between fans Wenger revealed that he had made a decision as to whether to sign the new two year contract on offer from Arsenal and would make an announcement "very soon".

As it is, Wenger believes Arsenal could cope with an absence from the Champions League, a competition in which they have participated for each of the last 19 seasons. "That is not good enough for Arsenal Football Club".

"Obviously, we want the next manager to stay for a number of years, but I think it would not be wise to speculate on the next manager being there for 26 years".

Now many Arsenal fans think it's time for a change and they are calling for him to leave the club.

Arsenal are, after all, mired in their worst Premier League run in the Wenger era at the moment, while they recently suffered the humiliation of being spanked 10-2 by Bayern Munich over the two legs of the round of 16 in the Champions League.

But there's one manager who's now done an even better job - at least on his own turf. "We've worked on that but you have to have someone who wants to head it and you have to have the quality that comes in".

"We lost our last two matches so it was important we tried to get something against Arsenal", said Pulis.

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