Ex Arsenal star lambasts Wenger; claims he has to leave

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal's season has imploded since the turn of the year, with many ex-Gunners turning on Arsène Wenger.

Arsenal legend Paul Merson spoke to talkSPORT, and accused Arsène Wenger of out-staying his welcome at The Emirates.

The Gunners earned a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion last night, but Merson feels as though the Frenchman's time is up:

“It’s getting to a bit of an awkward situation now. He’s getting like a squatter really. You know, you have a squatter in your house and you want them out - and you can’t!”

The murmurings of unrest began at the Emirates months ago, when many felt that Arsenal's squad was not equipped to the standard needed to challenge for the Premier League title.

Since the turn of the year, the North London outfit have collected just 24 points from an available 45 and now find themselves entrenched in a battle for a Champions League spot. 

Merson went on to say how he feels there needs to be change at the Emirates in order to progress, and that Wenger is in danger of tarnishing his legacy:

“They need change! Arsène Wenger is getting a lot of stick now, and he’s going to be forgotten for all the great things he’s done for the club.”

Arsenal take on relegation candidates Sunderland on Sunday, and Wenger will be desperate for a win to ease the pressure.

One thing is for sure, if Wenger does stay on for another season, he will have to invest heavily in his squad if the Gunners are to mount their first real title challenge in over a decade. 

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