It's clear Gunners stars want Arsene Wenger to go, claims Alan Shearer

Jonny Evans

ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger is being tipped to defy the odds by putting pen to paper on a new deal that would see him stay at the club for at least another 12 months.

Following Arsenal's 3-1 defeat to West Brom on Saturday, Wenger revealed that he has made a decision on his future and intends to make his decision public soon.

It had been thought that the experienced manager had chose to step down, but according to The Mirror, Wenger wants to stay with the Gunners and will put pen to paper on an extension to his current deal, which expires this summer.

Wenger is expected to discuss the situation with the club board soon, possibly during the current worldwide break, before any announcement is made. "But today I'm not necessarily worrying about that".

"We could lose the next three games, we've still had a fantastic season".

Arsenal are in danger of sliding out of contention for a top-four finish and Wenger, whose last Premier League title was 13 years ago, said: "We have a big fight, I agree with you and it could be very hard now". You are never going to get me saying a manager should go or be sacked. However, an Arsenal club source said both players will join up with their national teams, although it remains unclear if they are fit to play.

That's because the 67-year-old told West Brom boss Tony Pulis that he will be staying following their loss at the Hawthorns.

Now many Arsenal fans think it's time for a change and they are calling for him to leave the club.

"They could finish in the top four and win an FA Cup - that's not too bad is it?"

There were also plenty of "Wenger Out" banners emerging in the away end as Arsenal's top-four hopes took another blow. "I will say this", said Pulis.

In a week where Aitor Karanka lost his job at Middlesbrough, Martin Tyler, who was co-commentating on Man City's draw with Liverpool alongside Neville, asked the former Manchester United defender whether a transfer window for managers should be introduced.

Arsenal players look as though they're lacking motivation and this could be due to tactical decisions and the way the team is being managed. "We've worked on that but you have to have someone who wants to head it and you have to have the quality that comes in". If it happens now, most likely it will be the end of his career in Arsenal.



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