Keown says Wenger’s future has already been decided

Arsenal’s hopes of winning the Premier League title this season have evaporated quite swiftly over the past few weeks and following another season of failure, there have been widespread calls from the fans for manager Arsene Wenger to step down.

Currently, the contractual situation surrounding Wenger’s deal beyond the end of the campaign is very murky but ex-Gunners’ defender Martin Keown has gone on to state his belief that the decision on the 67-year-old staying put at the Emirates Stadium has already been made.

“I don’t believe for a minute that the board and the directors don’t know what direction Arsene Wenger is going – this is a multimillion pound business – we can’t be waiting for one person,” Keown told talkSPORT’s Hawksbee and Jacobs show.

“I’m sure it’s when do they announce he’s staying – how do we present that to the Arsenal fans – and when is the right time to make the announcement.

“It’s been 13 years without a Premier League title. And if you’re a Manchester United fan and you go 13 years without winning a Premier League title; I think you’d be looking for change.

“So there’s a competitive part of me that thinks: I’m not accepting this, we need to win. But Arsene Wenger is one of life’s visionaries – he’s a very special individual – and I think Arsenal don’t really want to let go of that.”

Wright reveals that Wenger is set to leave at the end of the season

Following another disappointing Premier League title bid by Arsenal, manager Arsene Wenger has seen himself come under intense scrutiny from the media as well as the fans and many are now calling for the veteran Frenchman to stand down at the end of the season.

On the other hand, the Arsenal board wants Wenger to stay put but it looks like the 67-year-old will be bringing the curtain down on his two decade long stay at the Emirates Stadium, if Gunners legend Ian Wright is to be believed.

After meeting with Wenger recently, Wright stated that his ex-boss looked very tired and is of the belief that he will leave the Emirates Stadium once the current campaign is up.

Wright told BBC Radio 5 live, “I was with the boss and if I’m being totally honest. I was with him for a few hours, I genuinely believe but I get the impression looking at him… that’s it.

“He actually mentioned in talking last night that he’s coming to the end. I’ve never heard him say that. He’s a wonderful man. He looks tired.

“But he looks winded, like someone who has whacked him in the stomach. I know someone will ask me: ‘do you think he will go at the end of the season?’ I think he will.”

Arsenal fearful of losing Arsene Wenger at the end of the season

Arsenal’s hopes of winning the Premier League title evaporated last weekend after they suffered a very disappointing 3-1 defeat at the hands of Chelsea and following the result, many disgruntled fans have called for manager Arsene Wenger to step down.

Despite the protest from the fans though, the Arsenal board have made it clear that they want to keep hold of Wenger beyond the end of the current campaign and have reportedly offered him a new two year deal.

In an update to the situation, the Daily Telegraph have now reported that Wenger will only make his decision once the campaign concludes and there is a strong possibility that the Frenchman will walk away if Arsenal finish outside the top four this term.

Arsenal stars hold emergency meeting ahead of Hull City game

Arsenal’s hopes of winning the Premier League title evaporated in a blink of an eye following consecutive defeat at the hands of Watford and Chelsea, and with so much unrest surrounding the club at the moment, there is a possibility that the Gunners’ entire campaign could capitulate.

With manager Arsene Wenger coming under pressure, it has now been revealed by the Daily Mirror that the Gunners’ players have taken it upon themselves to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the problems currently plaguing the club and are now hopeful of halting the slide in the coming weeks.

Koscielny questions Wenger’s team selection against Chelsea

Arsenal were comprehensively beaten 3-1 by Chelsea on Saturday and the Gunners could surely have no complaints whatsoever regarding the final result.

In truth, Arsenal did not put up much of a fight during the clash and manager Arsene Wenger has come under a lot of criticism for how he set up the Gunners’ starting lineup on the day.

Now reports from the Daily Mirror suggest that even star defender Laurent Koscienly has questioned Wenger’s tactics for the encounter, with the Frenchman stating that Arsenal should have been better equipped to deal with Chelsea’s threat on the counter.