Arsenal’s board of directors don’t want “Wenger out“, according to the club’s main transfer chief Dick Law, as the French manager has a “strong relationship” with the Gunners’ higher ups.
“Wenger out” has been a recurring request bellowed from the Emirate’s home stands, with the chant even having crossed over into the likes of esports and WWE; audience members have been seen holding up “Wenger out” signs during professional gaming tournaments, while fans started the now famous chant during WWE’s visit to London earlier this week.
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However, despite increased pressure to sack Arsene Wenger coming from the unlikeliest of places, Law has stated that the 67-year-old still has a good relationship with Arsenal’s board despite the club’s struggles. “He has strong backing from the board, and strong support from the fans”, Law told Brazilian sports site GloboEsporte.com. “Now, the fundamental issue is that the biggest critic of him is himself. He wants to win.
“He suffers when we do not win. But right now, I think the results will tell. The game against Manchester United was crucial. The game on Wednesday (against Southampton) will be another test.”
Arsenal managed to best Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates last Sunday (May 7), though still sit six points adrift of the top four. In order to be in with a chance of qualifying for the Champions League, which is a slim possibility at this point, the Gunners will be hoping that Liverpool will stumble against their upcoming opposition West Ham and Middlesbrough, while they could also do with Manchester City conceding unlikely defeats against Leicester, West Brom and Watford. On top of this, Arsenal will also be looking for a perfect winning streak against their next opponents Southampton, Stoke, Sunderland and Everton.