WATCH: Steven Gerrard Thinks Arsene Wenger Should Leave Arsenal
Arsenal's FA Cup final defeat of Chelsea at Wembley today may have only papered over the cracks as far as this season goes, but it may have provided Arsene Wenger the perfect platform to leave the club.
At least according to Steven Gerrard, anyway.
The Liverpool legend was providing punditry for BT Sport's coverage of today's final when he discussed the Frenchman's future at the Emirates stadium in the aftermath of the Gunners' 2-1 victory over their London rivals.
Due to a 10-2 aggregate humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League and a fifth place finish in the Premier League - the first time Arsenal have finished outside the top four in 21 years - a growing section of Gunners' supporters have become disillusioned with the Frenchman's management of the club.
A regular sight over the past few months. Image: PA
Today, at least, provided some respite for the 67-year-old, who has seen 'Wenger Out' protests increase in regularity over the last three months, with banners emblazoned with the slogan appearing everywhere from Coachella to WrestleMania and beyond.
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Despite this staunch opposition to Wenger's reign, Gerrard stated that, due to everything the Frenchman has had to put up with this season, he should leave on his own terms, rather than being forced out of the club he has done so much for over the past 21 years.
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Speaking to Jake Humphrey, Gerrard said of Wenger's future, "I would go. Talk about thick skin, what he's had to put up with this season.
"To end it on a trophy is fantastic. For the age he's at and with everything he's achieved at this club, you wonder if he's saying to himself, behind the scenes, 'I'm off, enough's enough' and go out on a high".
Wenger himself said in a post-match interview that there are talks about his future planned for Tuesday and everything should be resolved by Wednesday at the latest.
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