Seaman: Arsenal fans come up to me and say it's time Wenger left

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Legendary Gunners shot-stopper believes an FA Cup win and top four security would represent a good season for Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal have not endured a Manchester United-style plight this season, nor should their immediate or long-term future provide cause for despondency amongst their supporters. They are, after all, a top four staple but have failed to improve from contenders for a spot in the subsequent Champions League competition, to one capable of actually a: winning the division they are in, or b: claiming the European title.

Consequently, manager Arsene Wenger has been subjected to criticism - that his training regime is inefficient and causes injury setbacks, that he is found out on a tactical level when faced against the Premier League's elite and that he has taken the Gunners as far as he can.

When once the Wenger-out section of Arsenal's fan-base were a minority, often turned on by the loyal majority, there has been a switch in the past 12 months.

That switch temporarily abated when the Gunners appeared to threaten for the Premier League crown this season, but having been knocked out of the race by Chelsea and now fighting for fourth place with Everton, the critics are once again on Arsenal's back - only, perhaps, an FA Cup win could rescue the Frenchman's reputation amongst those who prefer the board appoint a successor.

 "There are more and more people coming up to me saying it is time that he [Wenger] left," commented legendary Arsenal goalkeeper Seaman to talkSPORT, however, Spunky - who boosted his trophy cabinet with a brace of titles and three FA Cups whilst benefitting from Wenger's coaching and management, said that Wenger, if he returns the FA Cup whilst also securing top four football for another season, must be perceived as a success.

"For me, he is a great manager. I know some fans are going crazy but if we win the FA Cup and get in the top four that, on paper, looks like a great season for Arsenal."

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