Gary Neville makes prediction about Arsene Wenger at Arsenal
Gary Neville believes that Arsene Wenger will have the final say about his future at Arsenal beyond the summer
Gary Neville believes that Arsene Wenger will be the man to decide when it is time for him to step down at Arsenal.
The Frenchman has found himself under serious pressure at The Emirates this season after a miserable run of form since the turn of the year has caused his side to drop out of the top four.
Arsenal are currently sixth in the Premier League table as they look to battle their way back into the Champions League qualification places.
The Gunners were beaten 2-0 by Tottenham at the weekend to leave their top-four hopes in doubt and Wenger’s men six points adrift of the top four with five games left to play.
However, former Manchester United defender Neville believes that it will be up to Wenger when he wants to retire.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Neville said: “I don’t think it [the 2-0 loss to Tottenham] leaves Wenger in a different position.
“There won’t be a straw that breaks the camel’s back with Arsene Wenger. It’s a more the long term principle of whether the board and the manager feel it’s the right time – and no-one knows the answer to that.
“We’ll just have to wait and see – it is a unique situation where a manager has been there for so long.
“The board have got an incredible amount of loyalty to him and rightly so. The manager seems to be in a strong position, where he can almost dictate when he finishes.
“Everyone wants an answer today but I can’t see that happening while the FA Cup and league campaigns are still going on.”
Arsenal return to Premier League action with a crunch clash against Manchester United at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon.