Arsene Wenger maintains the 100% support of the Arsenal board but has been shaken by unrest among the fans and could walk away, according to the Daily Mail.
The Daily Mail reports that Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke has given Wenger his unequivocal backing despite the club’s season threatening to tail off spectacularly.
The Gunners have slipped to 11 points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City and were dumped out of the FA Cup by Watford in the quarter-finals on Sunday.
And only a miracle will save their Champions League campaign tomorrow as they travel to Barcelona with a 2-0 deficit from last month’s first leg at the Emirates.
Arsenal’s supporters appear to be losing patience with Wenger, who has not led them to a league title in 12 years and may not have a better chance than this season.
However, most agree that Wenger’s service warrants him the luxury of dictating his Arsenal exit, something which Kroenke will grant him, according to the Daily Mail.
But Daily Mail sources claim that, while the 66-year-old is currently determined to continue, he could resign before his contract expires next summer, if things get worse.
Wenger took over at Arsenal in 1996 and led them to three Premier League titles between 1998 and 2004. He has also won the FA Cup six times, including in the last two seasons.
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