'Need a bit of a miracle' – Robbie Fowler delivers damning Arsenal verdict
By Russell Edge
Former Liverpool star Robbie Fowler has blasted Arsenal for their disappointing season this year and given his verdict on the future of Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal have endured a difficult season this campaign, languishing down in sixth after finishing second behind title winners Leicester City last season.
They also suffered a humiliating 10-2 aggregate defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich to limp out of the Champions League at the round of 16 stage.
Now, former England striker Fowler has delivered his verdict on the Gunners, and it does not make pretty reading for fans.
Fowler wrote on the Mirror website: “I reckon there was not a fan in the country who would put them outside the top four at the start of the season.
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“Now, they need a bit of a miracle to make it.
“When you consider how much cash they have spent, how high they have flown, that is a terrible indictment of where they are now.”
He also said that the performances of the Gunners was unfair on manager Arsene Wenger, who has spent 22-years at the club, and that the season has been a sad state of affairs for the club.
The French manager has come under criticism from sections of the club’s own fanbase this season, and Fowler believes it is time for the 67-year-old to walk away with his head held high.
“It’s a sad, horrible state of affairs for Arsene Wenger and he doesn’t deserve it,” he told the Mirror.
“I genuinely feel it is a bit sad he’s clinging on like this, maybe losing a tiny bit of his dignity with every bad result and every chant of “Wenger out”.
“My hope is he goes on to win the FA Cup and shocks a few people by saying he is going out on a high.”
Arsenal take on Manchester United on Sunday in the fight for a top-five spot, with the Gunners sitting five points behind United with a game in hand.
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