This is despite their victories over Manchester City and Brighton…
Arsenal legend Frank McLintock believes that Arsene Wenger is still under pressure to win a trophy.
The 75-year-old thinks that despite the FA Cup victory last season, fans will not be happy if the Gunners fail to win another competition this year. With the Premier League and Champions League both looking out of reach and the club already out of the League Cup it is likely that the FA Cup is the only way in which they could do this.
“Arsenal supporters, including myself, don’t want to see him go because he is the best manager we have ever had, but it was nine years before we won a trophy again,” McLintock wa quoted by talkSPORT.
McLintock believes that the high ticket prices the North London club’s supporters pay mean that they should expect success at the highest level. A fourth placed finish in the top flight is not enough for the the man who made over 400 times for Arsenal.
“Arsene runs that club from top to bottom, completely by himself. I don’t think he has any interference and with the prices Arsenal supporters have to pay, one trophy in eight years, even though you are paying off the debt of the Emirates Stadium [is not good enough],” he continued.
“For the last two years or so we should have been splashing out and getting some top players in because I feel we are a big club but I don’t think we act like a big club. And it is about time we did.
“If Arsenal slipped up in any shape of [sic] form, I don’t think just fourth position will be enough to stop him being criticised.”
The Gunners beat Brighton on Sunday, and progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup, these comments will only make the pressure on Wenger to defend his trophy grow further.