Arsene Wenger’s position as Arsenal manager will be reviewed at the end of the season as the Gunners’ board have turned against the Frenchman.
The Mirror report Wenger’s players have lost faith in him, and though he will fight to win back their confidence, it is looking more likely by the day that he will leave the Emirates at the end of this season.
It is claimed a number of players feel change is needed in north London after a disappointing season, in which Arsenal’s only chance of silverware – and likely their only route to the Champions League – will be by winning the Europa League .
The report says: ‘players are worried about being able to compete, fear they are slipping behind tactically and there were complaints that a tough training schedule in the build-up to the [EFL Cup] final left them shattered'.
The Gunners ended up losing that final, with Manchester City thrashing an embarrassing Arsenal side 3-0.
Arsenal’s board have already started succession planning, and talkSPORT told you earlier this week that a shortlist has been drawn up featuring four managers who club officials consider good enough to replace Wenger at the end of the season.