Arsene Wenger

Exit for Wenger? Arsenal chiefs reportedly ready to hire new manager

Arsene Wenger has come under increased pressure to step down from his position as Gunners boss at the end of this year as another trophy-less end-of-season season looms.

Arsenal looked strong in the first half of the season, unbeatable even, but they capitulated midway through and will end the year in 3rd place with no domestic silverware.

According to The Sun newspaper, Arsenal chiefs have their sights set on Ronald Koeman to take over when Wenger ends his long reign as manager. Koeman, currently boss of Southampton has been in charge for a few seasons and transformed the team into a formidable force with very few resources available to him.

Wenger has repeatedly reiterated that he will not be leaving any time soon and remains the longest serving manager in top-flight football across Europe. The 66-year-old has had success in his reign and won trophies, but many fans are frustrated at his frugality and reluctance to spend money.

He has brought through many youth players and cultivated many future stars in the Arsenal academy. Arsenal have not won the league for quite a few seasons now and the fans are desperate to win something more than the FA Cup.

Both Wenger and Koeman have only 12 months remaining on their contracts and Koeman has been touted as a possible manager of a bigger club in seasons to come. The Premier League will be lit up next season with Guardiola at Manchester City, Conte at Chelsea and Mourinho possibly at Manchester United.
It looks like it’s going to be a great season next year and Arsenal fans will want to know that someone capable is in charge. Is it time for Wenger to go? Should Koeman replace him?

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