FA Cup final date for Arsene Wenger future announcement

They have not always dealt too well with pressure either, so I think their final game at home to Middlesborough could be a tricky one, especially if no early goal comes and the Anfield crowd gets nervous. "One of those is what happens with the manager".

It probably is the best decision for the club if the Frenchman moves on, and while Chelsea will be firm favourites in the FA Cup final, winning the trophy would be a good way to sign off on his incredible Arsenal career.

Asked if he and the players were affected by the large number of stay-away fans, Wenger said he wasn't surprised by the low attendance.

Wenger gave the brief update on his situation at the club amid a range of Arsenal injury news.

But Wenger refused to discuss the continued uncertainty over his job ahead of their final Premier League game of the season against Everton on Sunday, with his contract set to expire this summer. "Tests today and tomorrow".

In London, meanwhile, fifth-place Arsenal had to work harder than expected in a 2-0 win over relegated Sunderland on Tuesday, reports Efe. They've claimed just two points from a possible 15 against teams in the top six this term, and Ronald Koeman knows that's just not good enough.

The Toffees have enjoyed an impressive campaign to date, although they have only won one of their last four games, a 1-0 triumph against Watford last time out.

However, the Red Devils won't secure a place in next season's Champions League unless Manchester United win the Europa League trophy.

"I do not want to think about next season - I want to think about the final we have to play in".

"I am not a betting man". It doesn't matter about chances.

"I don't question their focus and their determination because in every game they turn up with strong performances".

Sitting fifth in the table with only a point behind Liverpool, Arsenal are facing a bad scenario of ending the season without a place in Europe's elite club competition for the first time in Arsene Wenger's era.

Yet, the 32-year-old's previous outings this term suggest otherwise; he's awarded nearly one penalty every two matches this season - the highest average in the Premier League - and Arsenal have been amongst the biggest victims, with Oliver awarding three against them from five games.

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