EPL: Arsenal warned not to replace Wenger with Benitez

Ruben Hill
April 17, 2018

The Arsenal fan and former player coming out with some pretty odd reasoning.

Some Arsenal supporters have been staying away from The Emirates in recent weeks following another disappointing season.

Merson though believes this would be the wrong option for Arsenal who should look towards appointing a more entertaining manager once the Frenchman, whose existing deal runs out in 2019, departs.

This is laughable, Arsenal fans are staying away because they don't think they are winning enough trophies and aren't high enough up in the Premier League, even though they are now sixth, got to the League Cup final and are in the Europa League semis. "When he does go, he could come and haunt them, because wherever he goes he could go and do something special like he did at Arsenal".

Paul Merson says it is entertaining football their fans crave but that is total rubbish, Arsene Wenger has delivered that year after year for over two decades but they can't see how good they have had it. The Gunners won by four or five and played some incredible football.

"Surely for Arsenal, to win one of four trophies..." When he does that they can play.

"I hope West Brom put on a show for Darren Moore because I think he has a chance of getting the job if they do well, but I can't see them getting anything from this game".

Paul Merson expects Manchester City to be the team to beat next season following their crowning as the 2017/18 Premier League champions.

While suggesting that Wenger could well be on his way out of Arsenal this summer, Merson remains torn as to the merits of managerial change.

"I think (City were) far better over a consistent time", Merson told talkSPORT.

'I just think Arsenal [fans] want to see entertaining football, and I know this might sound a bit silly, but they want to see teams who go out to win football matches.

"I think Liverpool have got the potential if they go out and spend reasonably big in the summer - then they might have a chance - but you look at Tottenham...if I was a Tottenham player, I would have looked at that and thought: "wow, we're a million miles away".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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