Arsene Wenger seemed to be unfazed by the different calls for his replacements. Sections of the fans as well as pundit and former players have been making the calls for the French boss to draw the curtain on his over 20-year reign at the London club.
Many had believed and expected the losses at Liverpool and Chelsea, and the humiliating 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champion League are enough reasons to make the 67-year-old step down from his post.But it appears the reverse is now the case as Arsenal coach Boro Primorac confirmed that Wenger will remain at Arsenal beyond this season. Of course, this will get some of the fans scratching their head.
Protests against him were held last season and the same has been witnessed again this season as the fans continue to clamour for a change at the club. There are also plans to fly a plane during Arsenal match away at West Brom but bad weather may cause that to be postponed.
Primorac was quoted by Goal that Wenger is not contemplating leaving the club, branding the unhappy fans as ungrateful. With the relationship between Primorac and Wenger – the two worked together at Grampus Eight for 3 years moving to Arsenal together – the source of the information seem authentic.
Their poor form has resulted in them dropping out of the top four and a potential miss on next season Champions League. They are currently 16 points off the top spot. Wenger has failed to win the Premier League in 12 years and has been eliminated at the round of 16 for seven consecutive seasons.
The former Monaco boss is rumoured to have been offered a new two-year contract. And from the look of things only a failure to qualify for the Champions League could push him out of the Emirates Stadium.