Wenger has to make Arsenal decision now - Lehmann

Henrietta Brewer
February 17, 2017

There have also been reports of player unrest with some newspaper reports on Friday suggesting Alexis Sanchez is planning to quit Arsenal after a dressing-room row in Germany.

Sutton United manager Paul Doswell has revealed that he has no sympathy for Arsene Wenger as the Frenchman faces intense scrutiny in the wake of Arsenal's spectacular collapse against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. The Gunners dressing room was heated in the aftermath of the game, with Sanchez being just one player to show his frustration at his flopping teammates.

Rabiot has plenty of suitors and would demand a hefty fee but the ambitious 21-year-old would be open to a move to England, as evidenced by the fact that his representatives held very provisional talks with Arsenal last year.

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Arsenal fans across the world were baying for Arsene Wenger's blood following the loss.

Want your voice heard? "We go there not high, but to defend well as a team". Back-to-back defeats to Watford and Chelsea in the Premier League have effectively killed off their faint hopes of a title challenge, with Antonio Conte's side 10 points clear of them. It has been like this for some time and will not change until the increasingly inevitable happens. But the uncertainty at the club is not helping matters.

Asked when he would decide whether to continue next season, he said: "March, April probably".

Sanchez could get into nearly any starting XI around in Europe - perhaps Barcelona being the one and only exception. So it's easy to see why the forward looks around and figures he can find a better solution elsewhere. "The intelligent thing is for the manager to find the right moment to leave and that's something I think the club will strongly look at, I'm sure".

Xabi Alonso completed more passes than any other player against Arsenal. Wenger has transformed the club into a major global power on and off the pitch, keeping them competitive in top-level domestic and European competition, with a new stadium built along the way.

Wenger's past at the club goes back two decades and includes three EPL titles, but the last came in 2004.

"I've seen all of this cup run and am yet to see us concede - if that's still the case after the final I'll be a very happy man!" "Sometimes you get knocked down and you have to pick yourself up and go again and that's what I have been doing here at Sutton". So why wait around? Cross has indicated Arsenal's decision-makers have been preparing for the possibility Wenger will walk away: "They have already made discreet enquiries about potential replacements and unless Wenger has a remarkable change of heart he will walk away when his £8million-a-year contract expires this summer".

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