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Published: Sun, March 12, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Wenger drops hint over Arsenal future following cup triumph

Wenger drops hint over Arsenal future following cup triumph

Criticism of Wenger has grown more vociferous this week after Arsenal crashed out the Champions League in the last-16 for a seventh straight season with a 10-2 aggregate defeat by Bayern.

Lincoln's burly frontman Matt Rhead had also said before the game that Wenger's side are in their worst period under the Frenchman and there would no better time to capitalise on their poor form.

The 60-1 shots held out until the 45th minute at the Emirates Stadium but having knocked out Ipswich, Brighton and Burnley, the task of dispatching Arsenal proved too much.

"I don't work for my image, I work for this club".

With the victory, Arsenal are just two games away to winning a possible 13th FA Cup title.

It's 103 years since a non-league side made it to the quarterfinals, but sadly even that remarkable football story isn't enough for some people to focus on.

Wenger said, "Of course we are under pressure".

"I stayed there (watching it) because it is interesting on a psychological front to see how they respond, I wanted to see how Barcelona finished the game and in fact they had half given up".

United were thrashed 4-0 at Chelsea in October and Mourinho was taunted by his old supporters on his first return since his sacking as Blues boss last season. "That goes in in the National League", the garrulous Cowley said.

"We've got huge respect for him as a man and as a manager". "It was hard, you could see in the first half they had a very direct game but they had clarity about what they wanted to do and they did that very well". But these cup games bring opportunities for bigger clubs because they would probably be prioritised less by the manager than a Champions League knockout game.

Guardiola's most recent squad rotation backfired when he started Wednesday's Premier League goalless draw against Stoke without David Silva and Raheem Sterling. He is clearly anxious about us taking this game for granted and increasing the already heavy pressure on his own shoulders.

Millwall manager Neil Harris has called for fans to keep the peace when the third tier giant killers travel to London rivals Tottenham.

Ozil's introduction saw him nearly score shortly before the break with a cross which was tipped past the post, but it was Walcott who broke the deadlock with his fifth FA Cup goal of the season to stand alone as the competition's leading scorer this term.

A sickness bug has caused concern at Arsenal after three first team players were struck down with illness over the past week, the Mirror have reported.

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