Jamie Carragher: I feel sorry for Arsene Wenger, but Arsenal need a change
The Liverpool legend explains why it is time for Arsene Wenger to end his Arsenal reign...
Jamie Carragher has admitted that he feels sorry for Arsene Wenger but has outlined the reasons why Arsenal need a change of management.
The Gunners have endured a frustrating week after a 5-1 loss to Bayern Munich in the first leg of their last 16 clash in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Arsenal looked to have netted a vital away goal after Alexis Sanchez cancelled out Arjen Robben’s opener before Bayern scored four times in the second half.
The north London side have fallen at the last-16 stage in the past six seasons in Europe’s premier club competition ahead of their return leg at The Emirates.
Wenger’s side are in fourth place in the table but 10 points behind current leaders Chelsea after a mixed campaign in the Premier League so far.
The Arsenal boss insisted that he will still be in management next season whether it be at the north London side or elsewhere.
Writing in his Daily Mail column on Friday night, Carragher said:
“As I watched Bayern Munich rip Arsenal to shreds on Wednesday, I felt sorry for him. Critics will ask why when he has a bumper salary to fall back on but feeling sorry for him, more than anything, is a sign when change is needed. Nobody in football wants to receive sympathy.
“When pity becomes the dominant emotion, it shows your threat has disappeared.”