‘Arsenal should let Arsène Wenger decide his own Gunners future’

Chris Kamara doesn't feel Arsenal should take the decision over Arsène Wenger's future out of the manager's hands

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
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Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger Photo: Arsenal FC

Arsene Wenger should be allowed to decide his own Arsenal future this summer, according Chris Kamara.

The 64-year-old Gunners manager is yet to sign a new contract with the north London club, with the Frenchman’s current deal set to expire at the end of the season.

Wenger’s side have fallen away in the Premier League title race following a 6-0 loss to Chelsea and back-to-back draws with Swansea City and Manchester City at The Emirates.

I do firmly feel that it should Wenger’s decision whether he feels he can win another trophy rather than the club taking it out of his hands

Chris Kamara

The Arsenal boss has been heavily criticised after his side’s recent slump, but Kamara reckons the Gunners would be hard pressed to find a worthy candidate to succeed Wenger.

“Sometimes you outstay your welcome and that happens with all managers because a team can go stale or things you’re saying don’t work and the players get fed up hearing the same voice and all that,” Kamara told The Sport Review.

“You don’t seem to get that sort of vibe at Arsenal. You don’t hear any of the players criticising the manager or saying they’re unsettled or they’re desperate to leave the club.

“The problem you have with Arsene Wenger is if you take him out of the equation, who do they want? Who is better than Wenger to take over?

“I do firmly feel that it should Wenger’s decision whether he feels he can win another trophy rather than the club taking it out of his hands.”

Arsenal have led the Premier League for a large portion of the season before humiliating results against rivals Liverpool and Chelsea derailed their title bid.

The Gunners crashed out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage following a 3-1 aggregate loss to holders Bayern Munich but are favourites to win the FA Cup ahead of a semi-final clash against Wigan Athletic.

Kamara reckons Wenger, who has won three Premier League titles, could find himself under further pressure at the end of the season if Arsenal fail to win their fifth FA Cup under the former Monaco manager.

“Is it going to be acceptable if they win the FA Cup this year and qualify for the Champions League?” he continued.

“That’s what it is looking like at the moment. But if they weren’t to win the FA Cup then the fans might start asking questions again.”

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