Arsenal under-fire manager Arsene Wenger has been given a major boost in his bid to maintain his profile as the Gunners manager. Arsenal currently occupy the sixth position in the Premier League table, 13 points behind Tottenham who sit in the fourth position.
Qualifying for next season’s Champions League competition remains the board’s priority as they can’t afford to miss out on the competition for the second successive season and they have charged the French manager to ensure he qualifies for the competition if he still wants to remain at the Emirates Stadium.
What the board is demanding might be too difficult for Arsene Wenger to get through the league considering their current uninspiring displays which have seen them lose four matches on the spin, but he stands a chance to qualify if they win the Europa League by the end of the season.
Reports emanating from the Gunners board meeting via Daily Star suggest that Wenger might be shown the exit door after 22 years of managing the club should he fail to win the European trophy.
Wenger’s men will first battle Serie A giants AC Milan in the competition’s round of 16 at the San Siro before heading back to the Emirates for the return leg. Should the Gunners fail to defeat their opponents after both legs, Wenger’s contract could be terminated.
According to reports, Julian Nagelsmann, Carlo Ancelotti and Eddie Howe have all been linked to the Gunners job.