‘It’s time for Wenger to go,’ says former Arsenal star

Date published: Tuesday 11th April 2017 8:57

John Hartson has described last night’s performance against Crystal Palace as “inept” and believes now is the time for Arsene Wenger to step away from Arsenal.

Despite dominating possession, Arsenal were beaten 3-0 by Palace at Selhurst Park as the hosts ran riot on the counter-attack.

It was Arsenal’s fourth straight away defeat – the first time that has ever happened in Wenger’s Arsenal tenure – and it leaves them seven points from the Champions League places with just eight games remaining.

And former Gunners striker Hartson believes enough is enough after labelling some of the players “not good enough” and the team ethic non-existent.

Hartson told 5 live: “When you look at some of the players that are taking the field, they are just not up to it. They are not at the standard and the level of a team capable of winning the Premier league.

“I think it’s time for him to go and it hurts me to say it. We have conversations – but the performances now – that last night, you would call that an inept performance.

“There was a lack of leadership, a lack of togetherness, they don’t look like a team.”

Wenger once again refused to answer direct questions about his future after the game, claiming he was “not in the mood”.

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But later he was insistent that he was “going to put things right” and despite the increasing scrutiny of his position all the signs are that the Frenchman will be given a new two-year deal before the end of the season.

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