Arsenal fans here in the Tavern want to see the back of manager Arsene Wenger, after failing to secure silverware in the final of the Carabao Cup.
The 68-year-old has turned into a more of a villain in most parts of North London, as the Gunners are set to miss out on Champions League football for a second consecutive season. And, it seems as if the club’s current problems have caused for the players to take issues into their own hands, as according to reports in the Sun, Per Mertesacker held a meeting involving all the players without Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker called an inquest at their London Colney training centre, as the players held a fiery meeting without manager Arsene Wenger after their Carabao Cup final catastrophe. Indeed, the gathering uncovered that the Gunners’ squad was critical of each other’s performances and the attitude that had been displayed, as they aim to resolve the current crisis at the Emirates.
The German warned all the players that they could be playing to save Wenger, as other stars chipped in to demand more commitment, with the Gunners now preparing for what could turn out to be the Frenchman’s final three months of his 21-year reign in North London. And, with Manchester City up next in the Premier League in tonight’s encounter, our local residents are hoping that the meeting will have positive effects on their performance.
“I have been here for 21 years and I always respected my contracts, so I am quite amazed that you ask me about it.
“My position is the least of my worries.
“I am just amazed because I have been here for 21 years and I turned the whole world down to respect my contracts.
“I am an employee and I give my best for the club that I love.
“The decision on when to leave has technically always been mine — and that will remain. It’s part of my job.”
Per Mertesacker using his initiative to call for a meeting just goes to show his importance to the club, as the morale in the camp is nearing breaking point after the loss to Manchester City. And, with tonight’s fixture seeing them welcome the Citizens to the Emirates, supporters will get a first look as to whether the players have taken the discussion on board.
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