Wenger could leave this summer following fan criticism
Arsenal’s hopes of claiming the Premier League title this season was left in tatters following an extremely disappointing 1-0 defeat at the hands of Watford at the Emirates Stadium in midweek and the Gunners currently find themselves a whopping nine points off of leaders Chelsea in the table.
Following the result, frustrated Arsenal fans have once again voiced their anger at Arsenal’s failure to mount a Premier League challenge and many are now calling for manager Arsene Wenger to step down when his contract ends at the end of the current campaign.
The Arsenal board want to keep hold of Wenger after tabling a new two year extension for the Frenchman to consider but the Daily Mirror have now gone on to reveal that the veteran boss could pass up on the offer as he no longer feels loved by the club faithful.
Trio doubts for Arsenal’s clash against Chelsea
Arsenal travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday in a must win encounter for the Gunners in their title hopes but the North London side are likely to be without the trio of Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the clash.
Giroud was subbed off against Watford at half time and it has been suggested by Football London that the Frenchman was removed from the game due to an ankle problem. Even Aaron Ramsey was forced off against Watford and the Welshman will not be featuring this weekend as a result of his injury.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaced Ramsey in midweek but the Englishman suffered a knee problem recently and he could also miss out at Stamford Bridge.
Mertesacker and Welbeck included in Arsenal’s Champions League squad
The duo of Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck have been included in Arsenal’s Champions League squad for the knock out rounds of the competition.
Both Mertesacker and Welbeck had missed the first half of the campaign due to injuries but the two players have now returned to full fitness and will be available for selection for the Round of 16 clash against Bayern on February 15th and March 7th.