After the abysmal performances by Arsenal over recent weeks which has seen the club lose four consecutive matches, there has been pressure from all sides on Arsene Wenger, but it doesn’t look like he will be resigning any time soon.
Top French journalist, Julien Laurens has revealed why he doesn’t think Wenger will resign from his position at Arsenal until at least the end of his current contract in 2019, according to The Daily Star.
The pressure from all sides on Wenger is intense but the 68-year-old Frenchman insists he is still the right man for the job. With Champions League qualification all but gone, the last hope of silverware lies with the Europa League, and it’s a huge tie in Italy this week in the round of 16.
According to Laurens, Wenger’s concern is centred around the fact that he won’t be able to get a top club to take him at this point in time. Laurens told ESPN FC via Daily Star:
“Well I think he’s done a lot of damage to his reputation obviously, I’m just not sure what’s next for him. But I’m just not sure what’s next for him. I think that’s the heart of the problem, that he’s scared of what’s coming next and that’s why he doesn’t want to let go.”
There have also been recent reports that claimed Wenger has told his coaching staff that he won’t be leaving at the end of the season which means the only way he will not be at Arsenal next season is if he’s sacked by the hapless board of Directors.
The decision about Wenger’s future lies more in the hands of majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke who sadly doesn’t look like he’s interested in the footballing aspect of Arsenal in any way, shape or form but just the business and financial aspect.
It will be interesting to see the decision the club finally makes as regards Wenger’s future at the end of the season. It will say more about Arsenal’s ambition than Wenger’s passion for the club.