Paper round-up: Speculation over Wenger’s future continues

Speculation continues over the future of under-fire Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

The Daily Mirror claim the club’s board and players have turned against Wenger and that a list of possible replacements has been drawn up.

The newspaper declares that Wenger “is facing a desperate battle to win back their confidence” and that it looks “increasingly likely” he will leave at the end of the season.

The Sun say the players held a meeting without Wenger in the wake of Sunday’s defeat against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.

Gunners skipper Per Mertesacker is said to have arranged the meeting at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground.

There is also speculation over the future of Jack Wilshere.

Following recent reports that Wilshere is willing to accept a pay cut and sign a new deal to stay at Arsenal, The Sun claim there is “no chance” he will sign unless he is made an improved offer.

Wilshere has reportedly been told he must accept a 25% cut to his salary if he is to stay at the Emirates Stadium.

Recent signings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are said to be earning more than double what Wilshere has been offered.

Meanwhile, the Mirror say Arsenal are among clubs interested in Paris St-Germain’s teenage midfielder Yacine Adli.




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