Arsene Wenger’s future at Arsenal continues to be the subject of much speculation even though the bookies appear pretty confident that he will remain in the hot-seat into the new season. The Gunners’s utterly dismal showing at Selhurst park on Monday evening won’t have eased the pressure on the under-fire manager although it must be said that Wenger is no ordinary boss.
Nevertheless should Arsenal fail to win on Teesside on Easter Monday then one could say with all certainty that his position would become pretty much untenable and more fans will surely turn on the Frenchman. Indeed who could blame them? Gunners supporters pay a premium for their match tickets – the highest in Europe – and their unwavering loyalty has been rewarded with a distinct lack of trophies in recent years, aside from the odd FA Cup success. They last tasted glory in the Premier League some thirteen years ago and their chances of even finishing in the top four this season look somewhat non-existent.
Matters are made worse by the fact that arch-rivals Spurs are flying at the moment and some much-needed wins are desperately needed. Can the Gunners bounce back from their shocking display at Selhurst park by collecting all three points on Teesside? If ever there was an ideal fixture in which to stop the rot then this would certainly be it and Wenger will be praying for an easy ride on Monday.
Middlesbrough are on the precipice as far as dropping into the Championship is concerned and with six points separating them from safety, we don’t fancy their chances of remaining in the top-flight next season. They have managed a mere 22 goals for their efforts since the start of the campaign although things have been more impressive in defence. Nevertheless it is scoring which wins games and with Arsenal remaining one of the highest scoring Premier League sides this season, we’ll be backing them to get back to winning ways.