Arsene Wenger’s illustrious career at Arsenal is going to end sooner rather than later, only a miracle could keep him at the helm of this Arsenal team, regardless of his long list of achievements in the Premier League. Wenger turned the club into a perennial contender for the Premier League and won it in impressive fashion in 2004, but now more than ever it looks like his time in London is coming to an end. Arsene is known for his work ethic and his commitment to the club, and he seems likely to fight until the very end.
There are a few things that the French manager can still do for Arsenal. One thing that few expect from Arsene is spending larger amounts of money on promising players. He can sign new footballers that will give the Gunners a fair chance in 2018 matchups against City, United, and Chelsea. Wenger is a proven financial magician and has brought a lot of cash to Arsenal’s coffers, however, he should go against that trend in his remaining weeks here. This attitude would surely go down well with both fans and the board.
Another valuable parting gift could be a top four finish, ahead of Liverpool, Manchester United or Manchester City. Securing fourth place would be enough to give Arsenal another shot at the Champions League, a competition they’ve never won, but have come painfully close to lifting in the past. The odds of the Gunners winning the Champions League seem stacked against Wenger and his club according to most bookmakers listed here.
Keeping the best players is every bit as important as bringing in new talent. This is something particularly pertinent this season with the deals of both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez approaching their final year, sadly this is not a decision that rests with Arsene Wenger. If his tenure ends this season, it will be the responsibility of a new manager to decide along with the clubs owners. The final few weeks might see the Gunners make a run for the top four and prove that Sanchez and Ozil are worth the sizeable wage demands required to complete their new deals.