Reports have emerged claiming that former Arsenal star Paul Merson believes that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger should be sacked by the club if he fails to lead the club to Premier League glory this season.
The Gunners currently trail Leicester City and Tottenham on the league table with 11 games to go and after failing to purchase any outfield players in the summer transfer windw, Merson believes Wenger has to finally be held accountable if the club fail in their premiership pursuit.
“If Man City don’t win the league and Tottenham or Leicester do then Arsene Wenger has to go,” he told Sky Sports.
“If you’re sitting there telling those fans – loyal Arsenal fans – that they don’t need any new players at the start of the season and then you don’t win the league in front of Leicester or Tottenham then I don’t see how you can justify it.
“If Man City win the league he can turn around and say ‘they’ve got all the money in the world and can go and buy whoever they want, so would whoever I bought have made much difference?’
“But if Leicester or Tottenham win the league after he said they didn’t need any players then I don’t see how he can keep his job.”