"Our fans have been consistent and have a high level of expectation, as I have as well", Wenger said.

"Maybe it is time to change something at the end of the season".

"This is typical Arsenal", Merson told Sky Sports. "If it is over for us then it is over for everyone else because we are in a pack".

It is not quite time for Arsenal to be concerned about the threat posed to us in Premier League games by those clubs fighting for survival, although our next opponents Hull City are now in the drop zone.

Many feel the meek performance against Chelsea was symptomatic of Arsenal's failure over the seasons and it also meant that they are out of the title picture for another campaign.

Roger Schmidt is now the manager at Bayer Leverkusen and the German manager has stated in the past that he would like to follow his compatriot Jurgen Klopp and move to the Premier League at some point in his career. Arsene Wenger's position as Arsenal manager is under severe scrutiny (again).

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal's lack of central midfielders has hurt the team during its current slump, but insisted there's no reason to "go overboard" when it comes to reacting to last week's losses. It [the Hull match] is a good test at an important moment of the season and it's a good opportunity to show what we are made of. "He's put so much faith into these teams that I think has been misplaced". Following the Pharaohs' 2-1 defeat in the final to Cameroon, however, Elneny has travelled back to England and could feature against the Tigers at the Emirates Stadium.

HULL CITY'S head coach Marco Silva travels to Arsenal tomorrow with a shock victory at the Emirates already to his name. "I've nothing to add to what I said last week".

Hull are battling relegation but their form since Silva took charge has seen them close to gap to Swansea to just one point.

Arsenal's defeat by Chelsea came four days after they had lost 2-1 at home to Watford. He's the only manager to lead a Greek side to victory away on English soil in the Champions League/European Cup.

And Payton admits even the club's most loyal of supporters are being selective about what games they attend.


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