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Arsene Wenger reveals he might leave earlier than expected

In the end, the man holding the “WENGER OUT” A3 paper sign might actually be Wenger himself

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Arsene Wenger revealed to BeIN Sports that while he feels the Arsenal board will not review his status as manager come the end of this season, there might be an opportunity for him to step aside before his current two-year contract ends should he and Board agree it’s in the best interest of both parties.

While there’s not a lot to read into these comments from Wenger, it’s telling to hear him say this following the departure of his chief transfer negotiator, Dick Law, two months ago, and the news from last week that chief scout Steve Rowley was leaving the club as well. Both of their departures could be seen as a hit against Wenger; both men were considered to be very loyal to the boss, which could make way for CEO Ivan Gazidis to further shape the direction of the club in his own vision.

Add to this the general squad uncertainty that’s surrounded Arsenal for over a year now, and there might be more weight and truth behind Wenger’s comments than in the recent past.