End of an era?

Could this be Arsene Wenger’s last year at the Emirates?

Arsene Wenger’s 21-year reign at the Gunners maybe coming to an end after a poor performance against Bayern Munich, in the first-leg of the Champions League round 16 knock out stages.

The heavy 5-1 defeat against the German side added more pressure on Wenger and the underperforming Arsenal side, who look like there is no chance for them to make a comeback in the second-leg at the Emirates.

The knockout stages for the past six years has always been the tipping point for Arsenal, as they have failed to advance further in the competition. Wenger’s side last played in the final of the Champions League back in 2006 and last won the Premier League title in the 2003/2004 season.

The Frenchman’s side has some must win fixtures in the next couple of weeks in order to secure a Champions League spot. Their most difficult fixtures in April will be at home to Manchester City and away to their London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur.

April is the month that could determine where Arsenal finish in the league as well as whether the time has come for a new manager.

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Credit: Asllan Gecaj                 Source: Premier League

With more matches left to be played, Arsenal have only managed to maintain eight clean sheets which is ten less than the previous season. They have conceded 28 goals so far this season but this could increase if they don’t have a change of luck in their performances.

Despite Wenger having built the club to become what it is today, throughout the years the team has lacked a form of identity.  This is affecting their title hopes.  Whether or not this shows the team is lacking a fighting mentality, it is safe to say it can only be determined with a change of manager.

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