BBC pundit explains why it is time for Arsenal to change managers

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Arsenal supporters have endured a frustrating campaign.

Former player Jason Roberts believes it is unacceptable that Arsenal are 11 points behind Leicester City at this stage of the season and calls for a change in the dugout, the BBC reports.

The Gunners have endured a difficult period in recent weeks, crashing out of both the FA Cup and the Champions League while falling 11 points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City.

In a season where Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City have all faltered, this was Arsenal’s year where they simply had to take advantage and they have failed to do so.

Co-commentating during the North London club’s 2-0 win at Everton, Roberts says their current position is unacceptable for a club of their size and calls for manager Arsene Wenger to be replaced.

“If there was ever a time Arsenal were going to win the league, it was this year. It's been a freak of a season in respect that Arsenal find themselves behind Leicester and Spurs,” he explained.

"Qualifying for the top four is not good enough for a club the size of Arsenal and to be 11 points behind Leicester at this point of the season is, in my opinion, unacceptable.

“So a change in the dugout? If they don't improve - which I don't think they will - they don't win the league this season, there should be a change in the dugout."

Arsenal put in a decent performance at Everton and showed their capabilities, yet for a number of years they have put in similar displays only to follow it up with a disappointing setback.

The supporters are slowly turning on Wenger, illustrated by a banner reading ‘Arsene, thanks for the memories but it’s time to say goodbye’ during a recent 4-0 win over Hull City.

It has been 12 years since the club last won the Premier League, and one can only suggest that Wenger may not get a better chance as their rivals will undoubtedly improve next season.

 

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