Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger would have been sacked were it not for his “unique position”, club legend Ian Wright has said.
The Frenchman has usually been able to rely on the unwaivering public support of his former charges since taking charge of the Gunners, but Wright told Absolute Radio that anyone still supporting Wenger is deluded.
He branded fans who gather behind the ‘In Arsene We Trust’ slogan as the “deluded ones” who are “out in the wilderness”.
Wright also suggested that Wenger was lucky to still have a job.
He said: “I wouldn’t say ‘surely he has to go’, but it is a unique position he’s in because I think any manager in any country in any world with a record like this and no prospects of light at the end of the tunnel, they would’ve been gone.”