Wenger believes in top four target

"I am happy in London and I hope to finish my contract with Arsenal".

Widespread reports have claimed that Wenger wants to stay at the club and could sign a new two-year deal. "What's important in football is what happens inside the pitch and inside the stadium, and I feel the fans were absolutely outstanding today".

"If he came out and said, "I've had a fantastic time but I'm going to walk away in the summer" he would go out as the legend that he is".

"The talk of reinventing himself is a tall order - he didn't reinvent the team against Manchester City, did he?"

There is also a desire to add fresh blood to Wenger's coaching team, which may leave the Frenchman's loyal servants Boro Primorac and Gerry Peyton under threat.

Stewart Robson believes Arsene Wenger's "ego" will keep him at Arsenal following this season to maintain the status quo. The bad form has been called a "catalyst for change" in the club by chief executive Ivan Gazidis. The French water-carrier is on the cusp of a back-to-back title after snubbing Arsenal for Chelsea, whose $53 million outlay is already looking like a bargain.

The Gunners last finished outside the top four in 1995-96, when they had to settle for fifth place the season before Wenger's arrival. It might make some sense to have a director of football to share the load, instead of him being a control freak who wants a handle on everything. "I want to play in a team that has aspirations". They're sixth in the league, things look bleak, and clearly, it's getting to Gooners.

"I don't see anything negative in that".

They will also face stiff competition for his services against the likes of PSG, Juventus, Bayern and Chelsea, who can all easily pay the €58 million needed to sign Sanchez.

Sanchez' statement has Arsenal fans sitting on a knife-edge.

The former England worldwide was in Sydney on Tuesday to promote Arsenal's tour of Australia where they will face Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC in friendly games, and Campbell wants Wenger in the dugout at ANZ Stadium in July.

  • Julie Sanders