Arsene Wenger faces axe over declining Arsenal attendance?

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There have always been calls for Arsene Wenger to be sacked or resign from the London club after managing for over 20 years.

The 20 top-flight teams voted last week against introducing the system for the league's 2018-19 season after trials in English cup competitions received mixed reviews.

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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 was speaking after Arsenal lost 2-1 at Newcastle in a game that saw a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shot hit the hand of defender Jamaal Lascelles.

"It's been the story of our season, 70 percent possession, 1-0, lots of chances and then you wonder how you lose the game", Wenger said.

Max Allegri has been linked with a move to North London as well as Chelsea.

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.

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Realistically, Arsenal already had no chance of making the top four and Wenger had been prioritising their Europa League campaign for several weeks.

The gap to the top four stays at 13 points - Tottenham are now fourth, and can confirm a finish above their bitter rivals if they beat Brighton on Tuesday at the Amex Stadium - and the latest defeat sees Arsenal's tally of losses move to 11, equalling their worst ever total of league defeats in a season under Wenger (11 in 2005-06).

Nevertheless, Arsenal remain in the hunt for silverware this season, even if Champions League qualification through the league appears impossible.

Other teams such as Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have made remarkable progress along the way.

As far as Arsenal are concerned, the Wenger era is running on fumes and has been for some time.

One of the biggest indictments of Wenger's management is the progress now being made by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at Liverpool.

It's of little surprise many fans no longer care to attend the matches, but the renewed optimism brought on by a change in manager could resolve the issue.

According to the Daily Mail, the growing number of empty seats is causing concern among the club's hierarchy and some board members believe it alone is grounds for the Frenchman's dismissal.

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