Arsenal star on what the players know about Wenger’s future

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has spoken about the little that players are aware of regarding the future of Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners boss has faced severe criticism from the media and fans after watching his team collapse in the Premier League and Champions League.

As a result, various rumours are suggesting that Wenger is likely to finally leave his role come the end of the season.

However, Walcott insists the Arsenal squad is mainly focused on fighting on since the manager’s next move is still unclear.

“The players are like everybody else — we don’t really know what’s going on. We just want to try to focus on the football,” Walcott told Standard Sport

“The manager is focused on us. You can see how passionate he is with us from the way he talks to us in the meetings.

“He will take this on himself but us players need to look at ourselves. The manager has been taking a lot of flak in recent weeks and us players have been accepting it, but we can’t.

“We need to take the pressure off the manager and that will happen by performances. Who knows what the manager will do? Players just want to play football for this club and do well for the manager.”

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