Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger has issued a rallying cry to his beleaguered players, calling on his team to save Arsenal’s season.
And the under-fire manager is ready to ditch his attacking principles in an effort to reinvigorate his side’s crumbling campaign.
The Gunners have lost four games on the bounce, a sequence that has left Wenger in a huge fight to keep his job beyond the end of the season.
Indeed, Laurent Koscielny said the team were in the midst of a ‘negative spiral’ as he took his place alongside his troubled manager at the San Siro last night, ahead of tonight’s Europa League last-16 first leg clash against AC Milan.
Success in the Europa League will have a huge bearing on whether Wenger is forced leave a club he has served for 22 years, particularly given the winners are granted entry into next season’s Champions League.
And Wenger has likened the Europa League campaign with last season’s triumphant FA Cup win.
Arsenal’s victory over Chelsea at Wembley last May was the trigger point for the club to announce Wenger was extending his stay, the Frenchman penning a new two-year deal.
Having missed out on a top-four place last season, winning the FA Cup provided a triumphant end to an otherwise disappointing campaign.