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Arsenal squad begin to turn on Wenger

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The Telegraph have reported that a segment of Arséne Wenger's squad have begun to point fingers in his direction.

After a decent start to the season, which saw them top the league for part of the campaign, Arsenal have now found themselves struggling to hold on to a place in the top four, despite still being in contention just a few weeks ago.

A number of below-par defeats to all of the top three teams – a 6-3 deafeat against Manchester City, a 5-1 defeat to Liverpool and a 6-0 defeat to Chelsea - saw them fall away, and a 3-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday has now put fifth placed Everton within a point of fourth place and the final spot in the Champions League.

A few unnamed players have supposedly blamed Wenger's refusal to work on the opposition as the reason for their inability to keep up with the top three.

The angered players have stated that they believe focusing on the opposite team could help them against the top Premier League teams.

Wenger instead chooses to focus on his own sides strengths, refusing to adapt his sides game in order to expose the oppositions weaknesses. This often works against weaker opponents, but can often crumble against the bigger teams.

After eight years, 10 months and 19 days since Wenger last won a trophy at Arsenal, pressure is starting to mount.

While Arsenal may be in with a shot of winning the FA Cup, having made it to the semi-finals in which they will face Wigan on Saturday, that terrible 2011 Carling Cup final, which saw them fail to claim the trophy against weaker opposition, must surely be on their minds.


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