Arsene Wenger, plans staying till 2019 despite Arsenal losses
Arsene Wenger has told Ian Wright his time as Arsenal boss is “coming to the end”, but insisted to stay on till 2019.
According to the Gunners legendary managaer, there is nothing that says Arsenal would not be on top before his exit .
Wenger has managed Arsenal since October 1996 and won the last of his three Premier League titles in 2004.
The 67-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season.
But said ex-Arsenal striker Ian Wright : “I get the impression that that’s time he quits.
“He looks tired. You just feel that he looks winded. I feel that he will go at the end of the season,”Wright told BBC Radio.
Wright has got the impression that Wenger’s time at Arsenal is ‘coming to the end’
Arsenal’s hopes of winning the championship this season took a huge blow when league leaders, Chelsea on Saturday won 3-1, leaving Arsenal 12 points behind the Blues.
Wright says he spoke with Wenger on Thursday night.
“He actually mentioned that he is coming to the end. I have never heard him say that before,” said the 53-year-old.
“I was with him for a few hours. He didn’t say to me, ‘I’m leaving at the end of the season’, but I get the impression, looking at him, that that’s it.”
Wright added: “The players have let him down badly.
“If he does leave at the end of the season, there will be a lot of changes. They should have a long, hard look at themselves. He has been so faithful to his team, it has been misplaced.”
Some fans have called for Wenger to leave, with one holding up a poster at Stamford Bridge telling the Frenchman: “Enough is enough. Time to go.”