Is Arsene Wenger staying or going?by Jack Kitson / 20 March 2017, 10:32Tweet
In recent years protesters at Man Utd have done it (David Moyes), protesters at Hearts (Robbie Neilson) have done it, and on Saturday Arsenal’s protesters became the latest to voice their disgust in the air after flying a “No Contract #Wenger Out” plane over the Hawthorns during Arsenal’s clash with West Brom.
However, it contrast to other plane protests, this one had a response, with a “In Arsene We Trust #RespectAW” plane also zooming over the stadium. Reports of a third “Who cares?” plan proved to be false…
The dismal 3-1 defeat to West Brom was Arsenal’s fourth in their last five league games, and other means the Gunners ended the weekend down in 6th - six points adrift of the top-4 - putting their 20-year qualification to the Champions League record into real doubt.
Meanwhile, the only teams that Wenger’s men have beaten in their last nine matches are struggling Hull and the non-league duo of Lincoln and Sutton.
Wenger, the enigma, is expected to announce his decision during the international break, however there was another twist on Sunday night when reports from Germany (Bild) revealed that Arsenal had made approached Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel (6/1 Bet Victor), although this has since been denied.
Tuchel replaced Jurgen Klopp at Dortmund in 2015, and earlier in March he led his troops through to the Champions League quarter-finals, something that Wenger has failed to do since the 2009/10 campaign.
But, other news outlets are saying that Wenger is determined to stay on at the Emirates for at least one more season, while The Sun has reported that West Brom manager Tony Pulis has claimed that Wenger told him he’ll stay on.
Is Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel the right manager to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal?#afc— The Sack Race (@thesackrace) March 19, 2017