After a very poor performance in recent weeks, including two humiliating defeats at the hands of Manchester City, Arsene Wenger’s days at Arsenal look to be numbered.
Arsenal is currently sixth in the Premier League, and despite the massive amount of money that the club spent during the transfer window, Wenger’s squad has shown no signs of moving in the right direction. This has led to speculation that the board is looking to replace the Frenchman with a list of potential candidates that includes Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim, Germany’s Joachim Low, Brendan Rodgers, and former Gunner Mikel Arteta.
Wenger took over Arsenal in 1996 and has won three Premier League titles, the last in 2004, with the “Arsenal Invincibles.” Unfortunately, the Frenchman didn’t win any European titles, specifically, the Champions League. Even worse, in the last decade, Arsenal’s once-dominant statue in England has slowly evaporated, as other competitors like Chelsea and Tottenham become more and more successful.
Arsenal is all but certain of being eliminated from (finishing) top four in the Premier League, so their last hope lies in winning the Europa League. But with teams like Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, and Lazio all vying for the Europa Cup this year, the Gunners have their work cut out for them.