Gary Lineker highlights Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s Champions League record

Arsene Wenger

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Everton striker Gary Lineker talks up Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s truly great Champions League record.

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Gary Lineker has been singing the praises of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

The Frenchman has come under heavy criticism this season due to the Gunners’ disappointing results in the Premier League, with many fans calling for his dismissal.

Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal since 1996 and has been probably the main factor behind their rise as one of the biggest clubs in the world, but his popularity is decreasing.

Since 2005, Arsenal have won just the FA Cup (once) and have become also-rans in the Champions League.

As far as the Premier League is concerned, the North London outfit have not won it since 2004 and are struggling for a top-four finish this season.

However, Lineker has pointed out a truly brilliant Champions League record that Wenger has.

Wenger’s record in the Champions League is truly great - 17 years in a row in the group stage - and, theoretically, the Gunners can win it as they are in the last 16 once again.

What the Frenchman has given Arsenal is consistency and assurance that they will at least finish in the top four of the Premier League and play in Europe's top club competition season after season.

But is it too much to ask Wenger to give the fans something more to look forward to?

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