Arsene Wenger is undoubtedly a master tactician, and the 63-year-old's 17 years at Arsenal have allowed them to play some of the most glorious football in Europe - but has the time come that the most successful manager in Arsenal's history to step aside and allow someone else to take the reins?

The Frenchman has led the team to glory on so many occasions, and has changed the way that football has been played at The Emirates, yet many of the fans have had just about enough. 

It's no secret that it has been a long time since Arsenal have lifted a trophy, and with the events that have unfolded this past week – a defeat against Blackburn Rovers which dumped the Gunners out of the FA Cup and the 3-1 loss to Bayern Munich which leaves their hopes of qualifying for the next round of the Champions League by a thread – plenty of people have asked whether Wenger needs to go.  

The biggest challenge Arsenal face this season is the battle for the fourth spot with the hope of retaining top flight European football for another year. 

Is it time for some new blood? Many Arsenal fans would argue yes.

Wenger is in charge of one of the wealthiest clubs in the world, but his transfer history in recent years really has not helped his case for remaining in charge.

Selling captain after captain and most infuriatingly, one of the best strikers on the planet, Robin van Persie, to a direct Premier League rival has left most fans asking some serious questions. 

Yes, it's the players who are ambitious for trophies and couldn't see themselves winning anything in north London, yet, why does Wenger not spend big and fill the void left by such big players? World class players are needed to rebuild this once world class club.

It's true, that life without Wenger at Arsenal seems a strange and, in my eyes, a frightening prospect, and all of the unease within the camp cannot be doing much for morale at present. 

It would most definitely be a sad and sorry sight to see him leave after such a poor run in recent years, but I have to say that if form doesn’t turn around, it could well be time to say au revoir, Mr. Wenger. 

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