Former Arsenal striker, Charlie Nicholas, has claimed that current manager, Arsene Wenger, will announce he is stepping down this Friday.
Writing in his Sky Sports column ahead of the Gunners’ Europa League clash with AC Milan at the Emirates, Nicholas suggested that Wenger might be given another role at the club.
“I’m actually going a step further and backing Arsenal to win by three or more goals against this bog-standard Milan side.
“However, I also have a feeling that there might be an announcement by the manager either on Friday or over the weekend to confirm that he is going to step down in the summer, perhaps going upstairs, easing the tension and allowing the team to have a go for the Europa League without the same strain.
“He knows the fans don’t hate him, they’re just angry with him, but it was the first time I’ve heard him use the word ‘hate’ and I just think he’s realising he needs to do something to ease the anger. I think when he looks up and sees 25,000 fans in the stadium he created that he’ll come to a decision that something has to change,” he wrote.
Wenger’s current deal at Arsenal expires next year.