Arsenal to sack Wenger if Gunners fail to qualify for Champions League

Arsenal to sack Wenger if Gunners fail to qualify for Champions League

- Arsenal chiefs have reportedly given Arsene Wenger the condition that will save his job

- The Gunners chiefs want the team to finish among the top four or win the Europa League

- Arsenal are currently sixth on the Premier League standings

Arsenal chiefs are reportedly considering sacking Frenchman Arsene Wenger at the end of the ongoing Premier League season if the Gunners fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Wenger's contract expires at the end of next season but Arsenal are keen to avoid a repeat of the uncertainty over his future that plagued the team last year.

According to the report by Daily Mail, Arsene Wenger's future at the club will be sorted out at the end of the season and two things will determine his fate at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal to sack Wenger if Gunners fail to qualify for Champions League

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (photo: Arsenal FC)

Arsenal chiefs want the Gunners to finish the ongoing Premier League season among the top four or win the 2018 Europa League title which will make the Gunners to qualify automatically for the Champions League.

The Gunners' chiefs are also worried that their absence from Europe's elite competition for another year will hamper their income from commercial deals.

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But Arsenal's hopes of finishing in the top four took a serious blow last Saturday as they lost 1-0 to rivals Tottenham Hotspurs who are only one place above them in fifth but seven points clear.

Englishman Harry Kane scored the only goal that condemned the Gunners to a defeat at the Wembley Stadium.

Arsenal will face Ostersund in their 2018 Europa League round of 32 encounter and the Gunners will hope to win the title.

Arsene Wenger's men are currently occupying sixth position on the Premier League standings with 45 points from 27 games and they are 27 points behind leaders Manchester City.

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