Ex-Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson believes that his former side have to replace Arsene Wenger before it is too late.
The Gunners languish in 10th place following Saturday’s Premier League defeat at the Emirates 0-2 to Swansea suffering to a Michu brace in the closing stages of the game.
There has been restlessness about the lack of development in the first team following the sales of a number of key members of the starting XI and failure to replace them, most notably Robin Van Persie this summer.
Robson believes that Arsenal have stuck by Wenger for too long and that it is time to except the Frenchman as the past rather than the future.
“I would have sacked him four years ago but I’m in the minority,” he told talkSPORT. “Arsenal football club need a new manager and they need it soon.”
“He doesn’t have the tactical understanding, his manner on the side of the pitch doesn’t help the team, he’s petulant and therefore his players become petulant, he doesn’t give any information from the sidelines and his teams look under prepared defensively.
“I wrote that article five years and nothing has changed my mind since. In fact my views on Arsene Wenger are even stronger now than they were then. There’s still 50% of the fans which will say what a good job he is doing, and we must trust in Arsene Wenger, but I just don’t see it.”
“Arsenal still have good players,” he added. “If somebody got hold of them and taught them how to defend, had a solid game plan and worked hard on them then I still think Arsenal can still be a very, very good side.”