Jamie Carragher insists Arsenal have a big decision to make at the end of the season
By Harvey Byrne
Jamie Carragher has stated that Arsenal have a big decision to make regarding manager Arsene Wenger’s future.
The French boss has entered his 20th year in charge of the club, but without a league title for 12 years there are some doubting that he will extend his current deal, which runs out in the summer.
Carragher stated that the Gunners chiefs may now be looking for something more than a guaranteed spot in the Champions League, which is what Wenger brings to the club.
“Are Arsenal’s board happy that a manager will guarantee top four, or would you make that decision at the end if Arsenal don’t win the league, which I don’t think they will,” said Carragher on Sky Sports’ Super Sunday football programme.
“Do you take that chance on a manager who might get us closer to the league, do something different, or you’ve also then got the risk of does that mean you’re going to be out of the top four, because Liverpool have hardly been in the top four the last 10 years, Chelsea have been out, Manchester United have been out. Arsenal have always been there, but is that enough.
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“I think that’s the big decision they’ve got at the end of the season. They have got the top four season in season out, or are they going to take the chance that may take them there, but also take them outside of the top four.”
Arsenal last won the Premier League in 2004, where they completed an unbeaten league campaign.
However, as Carragher states, the Gunners have not dropped out of the top four when each of the traditional top four sides in the Premier League have done in recent times and now face the challenge of getting back into the places.
Arsenal are currently sat in third place in the league and after their win against Burnley on Sunday they now sit two points behind league leaders Manchester City.
In other Arsenal news, fans reacted on Twitter to the victory over Burnley.