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5 reasons why Arsene Wenger has to leave this season

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Stoke City v Arsenal - Premier League
The Arsenal manager is having his worst performing season

There have long been calls for Arsene Wenger to be sacked or resign from the London club after managing for over 20 years. Trophy droughts and devastating performances have become pertinent in the last couple of seasons since Arsenal last held the Premier League title in 2004.

Many other clubs such as Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City have caught up with the standards of Arsenal, the club now seems extremely vulnerable to defeats against teams from both ends of the table.

Despite that, the situation does not look like it is going to get any better in the near future as the players have to regain confidence in their games played at home and away from home.

Wenger should no longer be the manager who brings Arsenal to great heights. He ought to be credited for his hard work over the last two decades, but it is time for the English club to have a change and inject some novelty. Here are five reasons why Wenger has to leave after this season.

#5 Arsenal are gradually deteriorating

Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League
Wenger's team could not salvage a point at St James Park

Arsenal's current season is beyond any hope or repair. The club is now in 6th place and 13 points behind North London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, who are in 4th.

The worst case scenario an Arsenal fan would have to witness is seeing Burnley replace Arsenal and qualify for the Europa League while Arsenal would have no European action next season. Burnley have been performing consistently well under Sean Dyche and are only two points behind the Gunners.

Regardless of the where Arsenal stand at the end of the season, it is certainly Wenger's worst finishing in his managerial career in England. Last season, he failed to bring the Gunners to a top-four finish and his team was thrown out of Champions League action. This season, the hopes of qualifying for Champions League via Premier League seem even more far-fetched.

Other teams such as Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have made remarkable progress along the way. Overall, Arsenal seem to drop further and further behind the pack.

One reason why this has happened could be because of Arsene Wenger. The Gunners need a new, innovative and daring manager. Although the Frenchman did bring glory for the club in his early days, that glory and spark have now vanished. Wenger has to pack his bags and leave before it's too late.

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