Arsene Wenger could leave Arsenal this summer, claims ex-defender

Arsene Wenger could quit Arsenal this summer if they finish outside the top four, says Nigel Winterburn

Arsene Wenger could quit Arsenal this summer if he fails to guide the Gunners to Champions League qualification, according to Nigel Winterburn.

The north London side suffered a severe blow to their top-four hopes after Sunday’s damaging 3-0 defeat at Everton left the Gunners just a point ahead of the Toffees, who have played a game less.

If Arsenal do finish outside the top four, Arsene might be thinking it’s time to leave

Nigel Winterburn

Wenger, 64, was reportedly close to penning a new two-year contract at Emirates Stadium earlier in the season, but former Arsenal defender Winterburn thinks that the Frenchman will now be thinking twice about his future.

“I expected Arsene Wenger to sign his contract a few weeks ago,” Winterburn told BBC Radio Five Live.

“He said he did not want to disturb the team. I’m now starting to think if Arsenal do finish outside the top four, Arsene might be thinking it’s time to leave.

“Personally I hope not. I hope he changes his ways and strengthens the team in the summer. I don’t think they are far away but it’s been a disappointing end to a league game campaign for them.”

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