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Arsene Wenger: Europa League is priority now

Arsene Wenger Arsene Wenger: Europa League is priority now
Kristopher Love | 07 March, 2018, 10:32

The French man can look back and smile at winning the Premier League 3 times (1998, 2002, 2004). Wenger exited the FA Cup at the third round stage for the first time ever.

"But we lacked a bit of sharpness and freshness physically, to make the difference".

"It will be very hard to finish in the top four", said the Frenchman.

Petr Cech has been waiting to get his milestone 200th clean sheet since December.

Arsenal is in sixth place and destined for another year out of the Champions League, unless it can win the Europa League to earn a direct passage to Europe's top competition. It would not be an overstatement to say that any other goalkeeper yesterday and Arsenal probably would not have lost the game against Brighton. Who were all equally bad. Arsenal ended up losing both the games against Östersunds and City. He is the only manager in the history of the Premier League to have gone a season without a defeat and is easily one of the best options for Everton.

While several Arsenal fans are absolutely furious that the club allowed to take the club into these depths, several are simply grief-stricken and of the belief that nothing is going to change.

- Pascal Gross has assisted Glenn Murray four times in the Premier League this season - only Cesar Azpilicueta (six for Alvaro Morata) and Kevin De Bruyne (five for Sergio Aguero) have assisted a player more.

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GETTY Arsene Wenger and Lee Dixon against Bradford in 2000

"The light at the end of the dark tunnel they are in at the moment is the Europa League and that could turn around the whole season".

Everton have always been looking for the right manager to take them from a solid mid-table side to a club that can challenge for Champions League football in the Premier League.

Those Arsenal supporters calling for his head will take some convincing, while Arsenal skipper Laurent Koscielny claimed Wenger must take his share of the blame.

Ironically, Henry hardly helped Wenger last week when he made it clear he would be interested in succeeding his old boss.

Wenger suffered foul-mouthed abuse while boarding a train home from a defeat at Stoke back in 2014 and was subjected to sustained calls for his sacking before signing a new contract at the end of last season.

Wenger is odds-on to NOT to be in charge of Arsenal next season, with Coral slashing him to 2/7.