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(Video) Arsenal legend believes end of Wenger era is near as he blasts players

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has revealed his belief that Arsene Wenger will likely step down as manager at the end of this season.

Speaking to BBC 5 live, the Gunners hero noted that he met with his former boss on Thursday night, and they discussed the current situation at the club and the future.

Based on his body language and general demeanour, Wright believes that the French tactician looks tired and may well choose to step down at the end of this season when his contract expires.

It comes at a time when Wenger is facing fierce criticism from sections of supporters again, with damaging losses to Watford and Chelsea last week ending their Premier League title hopes for another year.

However, if there is truth in this and he intends to leave the Emirates at the end of the season, then he would arguably be well advised to make it official in order to settle the growing anger and anxiousness within the club’s fanbase.

While many will argue that it isn’t right at all that he is facing insults and protests, it would surely quell the growing frustration if those that want to see Wenger leave, know that he will be going in a few months time and so it gives them the impetus to get behind the team for the remainder of the season.

It remains to be seen if Wright’s conclusions are on the mark, while he also insisted that the players deserve to face criticism too, as he believes that they’ve let the manager down and haven’t helped the situation.

The counter-argument of course is that Wenger has shown too much faith in them over the years, but there is a real valid point in looking at the role of the players in all this too.

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