Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Post cup final board meeting to decide Wenger's fate

Post cup final board meeting to decide Wenger's fate

A stunning put down considering everything Wenger has done for Arsenal (and Adams).

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, said a decision on his future at the club would be made at a board meeting after their FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 27.

Predictably, Arsenal have finished the season strongly, winning their last four Premier League games and they are unbeaten in their last 11 final day fixtures (won nine), winning each of the last five.

"I have been asked if there is a board meeting before the cup final and I said "after".

He was also the flawless manager to keep Arsenal competitive with the big-money clubs during the transition from Highbury to the Emirates. There are many aspects of the football club that have to be discussed at a board meeting. One of them of course is what is happening with the manager in the future, the players who have to come in and renew contracts and all that.

The Gunners attempted 36 shots in total in their midweek win over Sunderland - their most in a Premier League game analysed by Opta (since 2003-04) and more than in their previous three Premier League matches combined (30).

"I am capable to focus on what I think is important in life", Wenger said.

The last time Arsenal's place in Europe's elite championship rested on the final league match was in 2006, when London-rivals Tottenham Hotspur needed only to match Arsenal's result to snap the sequence.

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The Toffees still have something to play for as they are searching for the first win at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League and their first double over Arsenal in the last 30 years.

Wenger added: "We have to do our job, we are professionals and want to win". They have pace, power and very good technical abilities, so we have to be on the top of our game.

Arsenal could welcome Laurent Koscielny back for the clash with Everton with Aaron Ramsey also available.

A number of vocal Arsenal supporters have been leading protests in recent weeks against Wenger remaining in charge beyond this season while the Frenchman has also faced increased criticism from a host of former Arsenal players.

Adams wrote that Wenger "is essentially not a coach" and did not want an assistant around who would question his methods on the training ground.

'Arsene is so dominant that he was probably not going to like it if I said, "We're conceding bad goals, I'm going to take the back four today and organise them"'.

If ever you find yourself in a paper bag and are in need of someone to coach you out of it, Arsene Wenger is not your man. And though I modified that in the final article it didn't go down well.

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