To say Arsenal fans are disgruntled with the club’s current situation would be an understatement.
The Gunners’ 3-1 defeat at West Brom on Saturday - their sixth defeat in nine matches - coupled with Manchester United’s win over Middlesbrough saw the north London side drop to sixth in the Premier League table.
And to make matters worse, it is being widely reported that Arsene Wenger is determined to stay at the Emirates Stadium into next season.
Even Wenger’s biggest supporter will probably feel that now is the time for the Frenchman to say goodbye to the club he has managed since 1996. It’s been a brilliant run, but Arsenal are in desperate need of some fresh ideas.
But by the sounds of things, Wenger, rather surprisingly, will be afforded a 22nd season in charge of the club. The Guardian are reporting that Arsenal’s board want the 67-year-old to stay on and have offered him a two-year contract.
What that means for the futures of some of Arsenal’s players remains to be seen.
Keeping Wenger on points to sheer stubbornness and a refusal to adapt to modern times. Just look at Claudio Ranieri, who was sacked nine months after leading Leicester City to the Premier League table.
And what would Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, both of whom have one year remaining on their contract and aren’t close to extending, make of the decision to keep Wenger?
While Ozil and Sanchez are still at the club, it would seem as if Arsenal are keen on maximising the popularity of their biggest stars.
On the club’s website, you can actually purchase cufflinks that feature a match-worn shirt by Alexis Sanchez for £100.
'Special piece of history'
The item description reads: “These are the Limited Edition Alexis Match Worn Shirt Cuff Links. Creating a unique slice of club history, these Arsenal cufflinks have been produced with such care and detail, they are truly one of a kind.
“The shirt used in these cufflinks was worn by Alexis himself in the Arsenal versus Manchester City game on the 2016/17 Pre Season tour.”
It goes on to state: “You can own this very special piece of Arsenal history today.”
Arsenal history? History comes from winning trophies, not by selling cufflinks.
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