Former Celtic and Chelsea striker Chris Sutton has launched a scathing attack on Arsene Wenger which has Arsenal fans here in the Transfer Tavern both scratching their heads and crying out in support – such are divisions in the Gunners’ fanbase.
The Frenchman’s future at the club has been openly debated for some time now, and the Telegraph have recently claimed that he will soon announce his decision to stay on in north London beyond the expiration of his current contract this summer.
Given the protests at his tenure – some supporters even funded a ‘#WengerOut’ banner to be flown over The Hawthorns on Saturday as the club lost to West Brom – this is unlikely to go down well with the entirety of the Arsenal crowd, and speaking to BBC Radio 5Live’s The Monday Night Club, Sutton had his say on the debate.
Seemingly questioning the logic of keeping the tactician on, once-capped former England striker was scathing in his criticism:
“[Wenger is like] an uncle who doesn’t want to leave the party,
“It’s a dictatorship and he surrounds himself with yes men. I’m surprised Steve Bould doesn’t get hold of him and say this is the reality.
“He’s taking the club backwards. They have just accepted mediocrity. His work in the transfer market has been a failure lately.”
Arsene Wenger remains the right manager for Arsenal – agree?