BBC journalist David Ornstein has offered an update on Arsene Wenger’s situation at Arsenal following the North London club’s humiliation at Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
The Gunners were thrashed 5-1 at the Allianz Arena and they practically have no chance of turning things around in the second leg.
Wenger is out of contract at the end of the campaign and there have been a drastic increase in the no.of fans wishing the Frenchman would step down as the club’s manager, thanks to the club’s inability to seriously compete for silverware.
BBC’s David Ornstein has tweeted last night that the deal which was previously reported to be on the table for Wenger will now be signed by mutual consent at the end of the season. He tweets:
Arsene Wenger’s future will be decided at end of season. New deal offered earlier still on table but will be mutual decision in summer
Here is the tweet:
Arsene Wenger's future will be decided at end of season. New deal offered earlier still on table but will be mutual decision in summer #AFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) February 16, 2017
It is expected the decision for him to stay or leave will be mutual between the club and the Frenchman. This appears to suggest that the board might actually ask Wenger not to sign the two-year deal that’s on the table and walk away instead.
He is someone who has a strong set of values and principles and quite rightly would have stayed on if he believed he could improve this team. However, now it looks he is just as frustrated as we are and might actually decide to take a step back and hand over the reigns to someone else even if just for the sake of seeing if someone could have done better.
But that being said if the North London club can miraculously qualify for the second leg which is impossible then he surely will stay and more fans might be inclined to having him with us for at least one more year.
If that were to happen he will stay because the mental character passion and required to overturn a 4 goal deficit will definitely please him and make him more zealous to succeed with the team he created.
Honestly speaking we could have actually won that match had Kos stayed on and quite frankly luck’s not with Wenger or us for that matter. If the game had ended with our captain on the field, we would have been the happier of the two at the end.
Anyhow let’s see how it goes from here on because one month from now on Chelsea might actually have dropped six points against City and United and we might be in the next round too if the luck is on our side in the Champions League.
A forever optimist but on the realistic side, there is no chance that we will go to the next round but just keep in mind that it is just possible.
Till the next time COYG !!!!!
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