Mark Lawrenson: 'Arsene Wenger may leave this summer'

Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
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Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson says that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger may think about leaving the club this summer.

Mark Lawrenson has said that Arsene Wenger may leave Arsenal at the end of the season.

The former Liverpool defender claimed that the "magic is gone" from Wenger, and he stated that this campaign could be the Frenchman's last at the club that he has managed for 18 years.

Lawrenson told The Mirror: "I'm a huge admirer of Arsene Wenger. He has done a wonderful job for many years at Highbury and the Emirates.

"But it is looking as if the magic is gone. He is no longer working the miracles that he used to and Arsenal's fans are becoming increasingly frustrated by that.

"Delivering the FA Cup might just be the best way to bring the curtain down on what used to be the best show in town. Maybe Arsene himself could turn around and say: 'Thanks for everything, I'm going to move on'."

The Gunners are currently fourth in the Premier League.


Arsenal's French Manager Arsene Wenger gestures from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 29, 2014
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