Arsene Wenger confirms plans
News that Arsene Wenger is leaving Arsenal in the summer immediately threw up two questions.
Who will be the next Arsenal boss? And what will Wenger do next?
Prior to Sunday’s Premier League match at Man United, Wenger has spoken to Sky Sports about the second question.
In a smart move to give himself a buffer from the barrage of questions, Wenger has confirmed he’ll take a break after the season:
Once I’ve finished honestly I don’t know. I am confused a little bit at the moment and I have decided to take a little distance for four or five weeks before I make a decision.
I need to move away a little bit to take perspective on my situation and analyse it in the most objective way possible, even if it is not easy. I will then decide where I go from there.
No Mesut Ozil, no Alexandre Lacazette
Arsene Wenger has made significant changes to his matchday squad for the Man United match.
Of course, Arsenal are in the Europa League semifinals against Atletico Madrid.
The Gunners were held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.
A slew of big-named Gunners players will play no part in Sunday’s fixture.
Arsenal already had several injuries, with Mohamed Elneny and Santi Cazorla on the sidelines.
Yet, when the Gunners arrived in Manchester on Saturday night, there was no sign of Shkodran Mustafi, Aaron Ramsey, Laurent Koscielny, Alexandre Lacazette and Jack Wilshere.
Wenger has turned to a group of kids for the United match.
Eddie Nketiah, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson, Jordi Osei-Tutu and Joe Willock have all travelled to the Theatre of Dreams.