How and where to watch Arsenal vs Man City
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 01, 2017,
Apr 01, 2017, 16:26
Turning a deaf ear to talk of him being removed as Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger said he is planning for the next season.
Some of those may have to replace Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, whose own futures remain uncertain, even though Wenger stated on Thursday that he believes they want to stay and hopes an agreement can be reached.
But their recent form has seen calls from Arsenal fans for Wenger to walk away this summer significantly grow in number, and next season could potentially see a fresh start for the club in several areas. Do I stay two months or two years?
Chilean Sanchez was quoted in his homeland saying: "I'm happy in London [home of both Arsenal and current Premier League leaders Chelsea] and I want to finish my contract".
Asked about whether transfer targets would be keen to join the club if he they knew he was going to leave, he said: "Arsenal is a world brand today, respected all over the world".
Arsenal's top four hopes hang in the balance after a run of just one win in their last five Premier League games, including losses to Watford and, most recently, West Brom.
That has led to protests against Wenger extending his two-decade tenure as Arsenal boss, with another demonstration planned ahead of Sunday's visit of Manchester City. At the moment we are not in a transfer mode, but we analyse where we have to strengthen.
Fears of possible ligament damage were soon forgotten, however, as the forward twice played a full 90 minutes for Chile during the worldwide break, matching Marcelo Salas's goalscoring record for La Roja in a 3-1 win over Venezuela on Tuesday. "I promise you, 100 per cent".
Kevin Parker, Manchester City Supporters Club "The midfield is always crucial when Manchester City play Arsenal. Our job is to perform - can you perform despite that?" I think it's a subject that at the moment is not sorted completely out. I'm not here to judge what they have to do and what is going to happen.
"If the worst you can accuse me of in 20 years at the club is to create instability (because of the contract uncertainty)".
"I don't think it's fair. considering what he's done".
"Once you go into the final two or three months of the season, everybody is focused on the season". "We played with the people there on a dirt pitch, and, again, I played in goal".