Ian Wright: This is how much longer Arsene Wenger should remain at Arsenal helm
By Amir Mir
Ian Wright has stated that he would give Arsene Wenger “another three years” at Arsenal – even if he fails to win another Premier League title.
Wenger celebrates 20 years at the north London club on Saturday, with his contract at the Emirates set to expire at the end of the 2016/17 campaign.
The 66-year-old has failed to lift the Premier League trophy since the famous ‘Invincibles’ side in 2003/04 and as a result the Frenchman has come under increasing pressure from supporters.
TV pundit Wright believes Wenger has been “badly” let down by previous squads, as he backed his former manager to stay on beyond his contract this season.
“I’d give him another three years [without him winning another title],” Wright told the BBC Premier League show. “I think he has put a lot of faith into a lot of squads that have let him down. They have let him down so badly.”
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Wenger has won three English top-flight titles since his arrival in 1996, including six FA Cups and reaching the final of the 2005 Champions League final, before being beaten 2-1 by Barcelona.
The Gunners currently sit fourth in the Premier League table and have registered 13 points from their opening six games.
Wenger’s side have won six out of their last seven fixtures in all competitions, including thumping London rivals Chelsea 3-0 in their previous league fixture.
Arsenal travel to Burnley on Sunday afternoon looking for their fifth consecutive league win of the season, after only picking up one point in their opening two games of the campaign.
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