Arsene Wenger may be wanted out of Arsenal by a number of fans but there is no getting away from the fact that the Frenchman remains one of the best managers out there at the moment and a host of clubs would be interested in his services if he were to leave the Gunners at the end of the season.
French giants Paris Saint-Germain have widely been mentioned as the club with the biggest interest in acquiring the services of Wenger and the Daily Star have gone on to claim that the Parisians have already placed a one year contract on the table for the 67-year-old to consider, as they look to replace under fire manager Unai Emery next season.
Sagna: Wenger as good as Sir Alex Ferguson
Amid all protests being held against Arsene Wenger at the moment, a host of ex-Arsenal stars have come out in defence of their former manager and now even Bacary Sagna has lent his support to the under pressure French manager.
Speaking ahead of Manchester City’s encounter against the Gunners, Sagna stated his belief that Wenger is as good as legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, before going on to claim that the 67-year-old is the man who made Arsenal what they are today.
Sagna told the Sun, “For me, Wenger’s a top manager, up there with Ferguson, right at the top. I see him fighting to carry on because the club is his life, he loves the club.
“I’ve been there with him at Arsenal and I see the way he is hurting at the minute. But in my opinion he is Arsenal, he has made Arsenal."
Wenger: I’m not bigger than Arsenal
Arsene Wenger has been allowed to continue in his post as manager of Arsenal despite numerous disappointing seasons over the last few years and there has been accusations leveled towards the veteran boss in recent times that he can get away with anything at the Emirates Stadium due to his past record with the club.
However, Wenger has gone on to refute such claims by stating that he is not bigger than Arsenal and insisted that players join the Gunners because of their standing as a club rather than due to his influence.
The Gunners’ boss said, "Arsenal is a world brand today, respected all over the world, and the Arsenal name is bigger than my name and come to Arsenal is more important than… you don't come to Arsene Wenger, you come to Arsenal."