Ian Wright says he can't make a case for Arsene Wenger to stay on at Arsenal 5 years ago

Ian Wright says he can't make a case for Arsene Wenger to stay on at Arsenal

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has said that he can't make a case for Gunners manager Arsene Wenger to continue at the club beyond the end of this season.

Arsenal lost 3-0 to Manchester City in the League Cup final on Sunday while the club currently sit in sixth place in the Premier League, 27 points behind league leaders Manchester City.


Arsenal have not won a league title since 2004 and look set for a second consecutive season without Champions League football.

"There are excuses [from Wenger] and he is mollycoddling a team," Wright told BBC Radio 5 live.

"Whether he stays at the end of this season, I could not make a case. I am not sure anyone can. This development of mediocrity has to be arrested.

"I want Arsenal to challenge again, for them to sign players who will get you excited. I want someone in the boardroom who will lay it down. A few of the players are on easy street, own properties and are renting them out.


"How long would it take Arsenal to get back? It will take them a few years. Everyone is progressing and moving forward in that top five. Arsenal are going the other way. They need to stop it, get a successful manager then get players to go forward. It is a long road."

As City took control of the League Cup final in the second half, former Manchester United captain and Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville slaughtered Asenal's performance, calling it "disgraceful."

He also hit out at midfielders Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey for walking, which he labeled as 'spineless'.