Arsenal legend David Seaman has warned supporters that the Gunners could go the same way as Manchester United if they continue pushing for Arsene Wenger’s sacking.
As The Mirror reports, some sections of Arsenal fans are calling for Wenger’s head amid their faltering Premier League title bid and Champions League and FA Cup exits.
But Seaman, whose final seven years of his glittering Gunners career were played under Wenger, remains a huge admirer of the Frenchman and is insistent that he should stay.
And he reminded anybody who thinks differently what has happened at Old Trafford since United lost their own long-serving manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, three years ago.
The Red Devils have gone through David Moyes and Ryan Giggs as managers and are now struggling to resurrect the glory days of the Ferguson era under Louis van Gaal.
“I’m so fed up of all this negative stuff about Arsenal,” Seaman is quoted by The Mirror as saying. “A change at the top? Not for me. I’m a massive fan of Arsene.
“Let’s see what happens at the end of this season. Let’s see what’s gone wrong and then sort it out.
“But, for me, he’s been brilliant. I worked with him for about seven or eight years and he was fantastic. I would stick by Arsene. I’ve always said that and I haven’t reason to change my mind.
“Look at Manchester United,” Seaman added. “Look at what has happened to them. They lost a great manager in Alex Ferguson. He retired. It’s always greener on the other side. Arsene has a great record, but he’s always under pressure. He’ll be under pressure until we win the league.
“It’s frustrating for Arsenal fans. I can understand that. I get frustrated at times. But we shouldn’t be negative about it. We should try to stay positive.”
Former England goalkeeper Seaman made 564 appearances in 13 years at Arsenal, winning the top-flight title in 1991, and the Premier League and FA Cup double in 1998 and 2002.
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