Wenger accused of outstaying Arsenal welcome by the man who appointed him

Hughton feels Wenger has the experience to handle his current situation

Hughton feels Wenger has the experience to handle his current situation

Pep Guardiola spoke of his admiration for Arsene Wenger after his Manchester City side steamrollered Arsenal for the second time in five days to increase the pressure on the Frenchman.

The yawning gap between the two sides underlined how far Arsenal have fallen behind the Premier League leaders and the fact the second game was played out in front of thousands of empty seats added to the sense that Wenger's 22-year reign is entering its final stage.

"He has his statue outside the stadium, and he benefits from an impressive credit in terms of affection and love not only from Gunners fans but also the whole Premier League", Petit said.

"If he wants to become a coach, and more specifically wants to coach Arsenal, then it is because he is convinced he will do it very well because he is looking for excellence all the time - just as when he was a player".

And it turns out the players haven't been able to hold back the tears either.

"I don't deny that, but we'll analyse that at the end of the season".

"They are a top quality team at the moment, they are many points above everybody else, not only us. I'm always relaxed about speculation and whatnot but my focus is only on Celtic".

Emmanuel Petit has told SFR Sport that his former teammate Thierry Henry is too much of a "novice" to take over as Arsenal manager if Arsene Wenger leaves.

Arsenal remain unbeaten in 34 games against newly-promoted sides but Wenger admits the challenge of maintaining that record is getting harder.

While Rodgers would represent an unusual successor, he did reiterate that with Celtic he is still "living the dream".

Paul Ince is tipping Arsenal to return to winning ways at Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday afternoon.

"There is some responsibility Wenger has because of the type of players he's prepared to sign but even now we're not sure if he's responsible for signing players".

Kevin Palmer is reporting in the Sunday World that Löw could be joined in a new-look Arsenal management team by the Gunners German defender Per Mertesacker, who has confirmed that he will end his playing career at the end of this season. The way they play, they are one of the best teams in the world.

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