Arsenal Manager Says Keeping His Job Is His 'Last Worry'


Arsenal Manager Says Keeping His Job Is His 'Last Worry'

Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville was among the harshest critics, calling Arsenal "spineless" and highlighting how some players were walking on the pitch when 2-0 down.

So what can Arsenal do to stop the rot?

But Wenger refused to shed any light on whether he will face an end-of-the-season review or whether Champions League football is needed to save his job. "We are in that kind of situation where you want to focus on the next game", he said, adding: "My job is to focus on performing".

Arsenal were defeated easily by Manchester City in Sunday's Carabao Cup final and now sit ten points off fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

"Our target is to finish in the top four". It's more like a team of centre-backs rather than one or two that will play every game. I think that, for me, they're not doing it for the manager. Arsenal do not have anybody of that ilk.

Yet former Manchester United winger Giggs, the division's most decorated player, insists City have to back up their "wonder season" with further titles if they want recognition alongside United's 1999 treble-winning squad, Arsenal's Invincibles and Jose Mourinho's first Chelsea side. Arsenal haven't had anybody like that since Patrick Vieira.

"It would be different but the players look like they need some new energy". If you don't have them you're going to struggle to win anything. This isn't just in the wake of Sunday, but it has been the case for a number of years.

To start with they just some fresh ideas.

"It is hard", added the 13-time Premier League victor. Petr Cech was great, but he's not great anymore.

Arsenal has always been accused of lacking leadership and authority at center back and central midfield, and nowhere was this more apparent than in City's crucial first goal, when center half Shkodran Mustafi was muscled off the ball by Sergio Aguero from a long ball forward. We didn't play against a poor team in the semifinal. This is not anything new either. That's the last worry I have at the moment.

"The team isn't good enough".

But Wenger responded with apparent shock when asked if the result meant his 21-year tenure was now under increased threat. "I don't plan the celebrations, as you can see".



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