Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are hopeful that Antonio Conte can be Arsene Wenger’s replacement after the Frenchman took another step towards leaving the club with a 2-1 loss away to Brighton and Hove Albion to make it four straight losses for the Gooners.
Arsenal were beaten again at the weekend, this time by 10th placed Brighton, who are currently enjoying their first season of Premier League football. Wenger watched on as his side failed to bounce back from successive 3-0 defeats to Manchester City as Arsenal found themselves 2-0 down inside 26 minutes. A number of errors from Arsenals back line led to Brighton finding the net through Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray before £57.38 million signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a consolation goal just before half-time.
The result has led to football fans everywhere believing that it’s a matter of when, not if, Arsene Wenger will walk away from the club. The 68-year-old signed a two-year extension to his contract in summer 2017 after fans called for him to leave multiple times throughout last season.
Arsenal fans on Twitter are now calling for Antonio Conte to take over from Wenger in summer as the pressure has also been increasing on the Italian at Chelsea over the last few weeks. Chelsea lost 1-0 in terrible fashion to Manchester City yesterday and it’s been reported recently that Conte is on thin ice with Chelsea’s Russian billionaire owner, Roman Abramovich.
Here’s what the Arsenal fans have been saying:
Antonio Conte clearly wants to leave Chelsea. I'd take him at Arsenal in a heart beat. The Arsenal board surely have to monitor his situation. #Afc
— Joël Hanna (@JoelHanna1) March 4, 2018
— Dom (@DomenicoWaleed) 4 March 2018
— Craig Trapps (@Trappsradio) March 4, 2018
Conte deserves more credit. Come to #afc
— Francky Leray (@FranckyNLeray) March 4, 2018
— davyclarke (@davyclarke) March 4, 2018
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If Conte gets sacked, can we have him at Arsenal? Please?
— Timothy Rowe (@timrbrecon) March 4, 2018