Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has said that Arsenal need a change at the top and are in need of fresh ideas when asked what the Gunners must do to change the direction the club are heading in.
The Sky Sports pundit slated the long-standing manager and said that he now needs to go but doubts he will as he is too stubborn.
In the column on Sky Sports, he said: ‘To start with they just some fresh ideas. It all feels a bit stale under Wenger. I think he should hold his hands up at the end of the season and admit that the club needs a fresh approach.
‘He’ll probably see the two years out given he seems to have the biggest stubborn streak the Premier League has ever seen. I just don’t think he’s evolved as well as other managers and he’s got a blind spot in certain parts of his team.’
Following on from the Gunners 3-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday in the final of the League Cup, pressure has increased on the Frenchman to be shown the exit door at the Emirates.
Calls for Wenger’s head have been coming from all directions with many unhappy with the insipid nature of the side’s defeat in the Carabao Cup and the lack of effort shown by his player’s.
And as if to make matters worse, Pep Guardiola’s City are due to play at the Emirates on Thursday night and will hope to inflict a similar misery on their opponents once more.
The Gunners are currently ten points outside of the top four Champions League places with qualification for next season’s elite European competition now distinctly unlikely – winning the Europa League looks to be their only hope.