Pundit: Wenger's Arsenal "a dictatorship with yes men"


Olivier Giroud claims Arsenal's players all "support" Arsene Wenger and want the manager to sign a new deal to stay at the club next season.

A 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich, meanwhile, condemned the Gunners to a seventh straight last-16 exit in the Champions League.

Speaking after the game, Wenger said he had made up his mind about his future and would make his intentions public "very soon".

With Wenger's current contract up at the end of the season, Arsenal's board have offered him a new two-year deal, which he has been considering.

"He surrounds himself with yes men".

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is like "an uncle who doesn't want to leave the party", says former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton.

Some supporters have been calling for the 67-year-old's departure on more than one occasion in recent months following yet another disappointing season, but West Brom manager Tony Pulis claimed this week Wenger intends to stay put. I'm surprised Steve Bould [Wenger's assistant] doesn't get hold of him and say this is the reality. The Gunners now sit in sixth place on 50 points, two spots below Champions League qualification with nine matches left in the season.

"We hope to win the cup and qualify for the Champions League".

But, that achievement looks in serious threat as they face severe competition with just 11 games to go. Giroud and Co have recently qualified for the semi-final of the FA Cup and will take on Manchester City on April 23rd at Wembley.

Supporters renewed calls for him to step down during the Saturday loss, with some holding banners: "WENGER OUT".