Arsene Wenger takes blame for Bayern Munich collapse

Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick has reacted to calls calling for Arsene Wenger to resign as manager by imsisting the Frenchman will stay till the end of the season.

But Henry is concerned his old side may not be playing in the continent's elite club tournament come September.

"We are fully aware of the attention now focused on the club and understand the debate", Arsenal's chairman, Chips Keswick, wrote in the statement.

Wenger has spent 21 years at the Arsenal helm but his star has faded in recent years after delivering Premier League titles earlier in his Gunners career.

The fans are really starting to get riled up and a protest march took place ahead of Arsenal's second leg against Bayern Munich.

"They (medical crew of the team) called me on the morning of the game and said Iwobi can not play and Welbeck at 5 pm in the afternoon felt sick".

"I take that on myself".

Arsenal have the ideal chance to put their painful Champions League exit behind them as they prepare for Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final at home to non-league Lincoln City.

"I think I have made the right decisions and respect the values of this club".

It was the same in 2012 when Wenger's excuse was not the referee's performance but fatigue: "We have many regrets because we didn't expect to lose the game like that".

Chants of "Arsene Wenger, you're killing our club" were also heard, while there were also signs and banners - one reading "no new contract" - voicing dissent at their French boss.

I will leave the final line to Danny Cowley, who succinctly summed things up in his customary measured way: "We could play our very best and Arsenal might still blow us away and win 5-0". But Arsenal have not won the league since 2004, and the club has never won the Champions League.

But for the first time he has now admitted that supporter unrest will play a part in whether remains as manager in north London next season.

Most of the comparisons involving Wenger focus on the difference between his first decade of success and his second decade of relative failure, with just two FA Cups, rather than the longer-term picture.

  • Leroy Wright