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Arsenal legend Wright believes Arsene Wenger is leaving at end of season

Arsenal legend Wright believes Arsene Wenger is leaving at end of season

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes manager Arsene Wenger is leaving the club at the end of this season after meeting with him on Thursday night.

Wright who played under Wenger when the Frenchman first arrived in English football over 20 years ago, does not expect his former boss to stay on at the Emirates Stadium beyond the end of this campaign, saying his body language gave the impression.

‘I was with the boss last night and if I’m going to be totally honest I think that’s it,’ Wright told BBC 5 Live.

Wenger has come under fire of late for what looks like another failed attempt at the title with the Gunners, who are twelve points behind league leaders Chelsea, after back-to-back defeats to Watford and Chelsea.

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Wright added: “I was with him for a few hours last night and we’re talking and obviously he didn’t say to me ‘I’m leaving at the end of the season’, but I just get the impression looking at him that, you know, that’s it.

“I think that’s it. He actually mentioned while we were talking last night that it’s coming to the end. I’ve never heard him say that.

“He looked winded, like someone who has whopped him in the stomach.

“Do I feel he will go at the end of the season? I think he will.”

However, the 67-year old Wenger has had a long and distinguished career at Arsenal, having three Premier League titles (1997/98, 2001/02, 2003/04) to his name, six FA Cup titles and six Community Shields, but many fans have felt that the Emirate Boss should step down.

Arsenal play Hull City at home on Saturday in their week 25 fixture, and a lot is expected from the Frenchman.

 

 

 

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