Arsenal have released a statement on Arsene Wenger


Oh, to be Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal fans may be divided on whether they’d like to see the Frenchman stay or go, but it certainly hasn’t been pleasant to see the abuse he’s been getting.

The 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich has proved the final straw for a lot of the ‘Wenger Out’ contingent at the Emirates.

Regardless of whether the Gunners will have a successful season – which would now presumably mean finishing in the top four and winning the FA Cup – the uncertainty around his future is causing a big problem.

Players like Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez aren’t likely to decide on their own contract offers until they know one way or another who’ll be in charge next season.

Ultimately, it’s creating a toxic atmosphere at the club which shows no signs of abating.

It seems a little unusual for chairman Sir Chips Keswick to comment, but perhaps that’s just an indication of how rattled the board are.

“We are fully aware of the attention currently focused on the club and understand the debate,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

“We respect that fans are entitled to their different individual opinions but we will always run this great football club with its best long-term interests at heart.

“Arsène has a contract until the end of the season. Any decisions will be made by us mutually and communicated at the right time in the right way.”

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