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Watch: Ian Wright Feels Arsene Wenger Is Nearing The End At Arsenal

The traditional Arsenal “boom-bust” cycle is very much at the “bust” stage right now, with a number of fans ready to give up on this campaign already.

Despite the fact that the Gunners are through to the fifth round of the FA Cup (in a tie against non-league Sutton United in what would be the biggest embarrassment in the club’s history were they to lose it) and with a Champions League last 16 tie against Bayern Munich to come, the twelve-point gap between themselves and Chelsea in the Premier League has seen the white handkerchiefs come out in February.

Speaking on BBC Radio Five Live on Friday night, Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed that this season is pretty much over for his former side (or at least on the brink of it), that the defeats against Watford and Chelsea have killed off another title challenge:

“You’re looking at Arsenal’s season now, you’re thinking it’s kind of over. The season’s almost over now, and if they have approached those games differently, with a little bit more gusto, drive determination, and want to win these games which they should be winning (especially Watford), they would be six points behind.

“People say Arsene Wenger should be telling them – yes Arsene Wenger should be telling them but they’ve got to go out onto the pitch and make it happen.”

He went on to accuse certain players of being stuck in a “flux of mediocrity” and predicted an overhaul if Wenger does leave in the summer:

Further to that point, he believes that Wenger will leave the club at the end of the season, based on a conversation that the pair had the night previously:

Arsenal look to return to winning ways on Saturday as they take on Marco Silva’s in-form Hull side. The last time Silva went to the Emirates, his Olympiakos team claimed a shock 3-2 win in last season’s Champions League.

For Wenger to lose to the Tigers at the weekend, regardless of their respective runs of form, would be near unthinkable.

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