Arsenal should opt against extending Arsene Wenger's contract this summer

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Arsenal would be making a huge mistake if they opt to hand manager Arsene Wenger a contract extension.

The Frenchman has come in for criticism this season for the Gunners' failed Premier League title bid yet reportedly been offered a new deal to stay at the Emirates Stadium.

However, with Arsenal set to record another trophyless season, the club's board should instead look for a successor whilst the likes of Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini are available.


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Things were going so well for the north Londoners a few months ago. Arsenal were top of the Premier League, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez were hitting their stride whilst the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United were struggling for form.

How times change. Barcelona have since sent them tumbling out of the Champions League whilst Watford dashed their hopes of winning the FA Cup for a third successive season.

Wenger has bore the brunt of criticism, with supporters making their feelings known by holding up banners insisting the Frenchman's time is up at the Emirates.

Though United have struggled with the appointments of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, Arsenal should certainly think twice before they offer Wenger the chance to stay in north London for a few more years.

Mourinho may look United-bound, but there can be no doubting he would get the Gunners closer to the league title than they are at the moment, especially with the talent that exists within the squad. 

And even Pellegrini, who will be ousted by Manchester City to make way for Pep Guardiola this summer, has proved in his three years at the Etihad he has what it takes to win the country’s biggest trophy.

Wenger may yet snub the offer of an extension, particularly if the club’s form continues to wane and they fall out of the top four.

It would be the right choice for all parties if he were to leave and, if he does, the club may finally win the title they crave most.

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