Pundit thinks Wenger should have left Arsenal

Former Arsenal right-back Lee Dixon believes that Arsene Wenger made the wrong decision in staying at the club.

The Frenchman’s future was the main talking point throughout the 2016-17 season, with large groups of fans calling for the 68-year-old to step down.

Some arranged protests in a bid to force Wenger out of the North London outfit, but he ended up signing a new two-year contract.

This season, the Gunners have won six of their 11 Premier League games, drawn one and lost four, which has left them sixth in the table.

Their most recent game ended in disappointment when they travelled to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s side are unstoppable so far this season as they remain unbeaten in all competitions.

On the day, the North London outfit were beaten 3-1, conceding goals to Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and a penalty from Sergio Aguero.

Lee Dixon, who spent 14 years at Arsenal and won two Premier League titles under Wenger, has criticised the mentality of the team.

The former England international told talkSPORT:

“I honestly think after the FA Cup, after that amazing performance against Chelsea, it was time for him to go: ‘you know what, I am going to step back from it’.

“I am a big fan of his. I played for six years under him. I like the man as a human being and what he did when I was there was brilliant for me.

“He had a structure and he brought all that flair on top of what we did as a defence. But the mentality has changed. It has flicked into a more attack-minded, less defensive-minded team, and the balance is all wrong.”