Arsene Wenger watches as Arsenal lose to Nottingham Forest

Ex-Arsenal star backs Arsene Wenger despite questions over his future

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One ex-Arsenal star has backed his former boss Arsene Wenger to turn things around at the Gunners despite big questions over his future.

It looks almost certain that the Frenchman will come to the end of his Emirates career following the current season.

A whole host of names are being lined up to replace the veteran boss but it might not be over for him just yet.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 05: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Former player Gilberto Silva has explained that blame needs to be placed on the players as well.

He has also explained that Wenger ‘sacrifices’ himself for the players and the club.

‘I worked with Wenger for such a long time,’ Silva told Sky Sports.

‘As I know him, he’s a person who loves the game and wants to win things. He sacrifices himself for the players and for the club.

‘At the moment things are hard, but he’s trying the best he can to handle the pressure and get the best out of his players.

‘All the time the pressure is on him, but there comes a time when you have to question what the players can bring back to him because he trusts them.

‘It’s about somebody standing up and holding the pressure for somebody who believes in them. All the questions in the media talk about whether it’s time for Wenger to go or if he lost his appetite.

‘It’s not about this; it’s about the players at the club supporting him as long as he stays in the club.’

PSG join Chelsea and Arsenal in battle for top managers

Speaking of potential Arsene Wenger replacements, there are a number of them available this summer.

Though, they are not the only big club looking for a change of direction.

Now, it has been revealed that they are ready to battle PSG and Arsenal for a number of top bosses.

Click here to see who they are. 

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