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Arsenal need to sack Arsene Wenger, says Stewart Robson

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Stewart Robson says Arsenal would be in a much better position if Jose Mourinho was their manager and believes Arsene Wenger should leave this summer.

Arsenal suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat at Chelsea last weekend, leaving them all but out of the title race and renewing calls for Wenger to be sacked. The Blues had the game killed off after 17 minutes as the Gunners capitulated away to a title rival for the first time this season.

Wenger later admitted that he was clueless as to what happened at Stamford Bridge, an excuse that has not gone down well with former Arsenal star Robson.

“I don’t think they will win the Premier League in the near future. I think they need a change of manager," he said, speaking to talkSPORT.

"Arsenal don’t earn the right to play. Every coach will send his team out and say, ‘before you can go and express yourself, you have to win the battle first. You have to earn the right to play, then once you have earned the right to play, now you can express yourself'. Unless teams drop off and allow Arsenal to play, they can’t cope with the physicality.

"How does he not know what happened in that game, because the exact same thing happened against Liverpool. If you have watched Arsenal as I have over the last seven or eight years they are going to be exposed."

While insisting that Arsenal need to get rid of their long-serving French manager, Robson, who appeared over 150 times for Arsenal in his career, had nothing but praise for his counterpart Mourinho.

Robson goes as far to say that Mourinho's superior management skills would leave Arsenal top of the table if he was manager at the Emirates.

"If Jose Mourinho was in charge of the Arsenal squad, they would be six, seven, eight points better off than they are now because he is a better coach," added Robson.

"He understands what it takes and getting the balance right between the attacking side of the game and defensive side of the game. He knows that he wants his players to do certain jobs in the team. He knows players have to work hard. He knows players can't throw themselves around and look for free-kicks in the midfield."

Arsenal will try to make up for their calamitous loss to the Blues on Tuesday night against Swansea.

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