Wenger needs fresh approach if he stays, say Goal Singapore readers

The Arsenal manager is committed to a future at the Emirates despite his team stumbling of late in the Premier League title race, as their trophy drought stretches on
Is Arsene Wenger the right man to continue leading Arsenal? Opinions are divided, but the man himself is committed to the cause it seems.

The Frenchman, who is the club's longest-serving manager, having taken over in 1996, confirmed earlier this week that he intends to remain at the Emirates in light of recent poor results, having agreed a new deal in principle.

"My commitment is not questionable," he told reporters. "I have given my word and I always respect my word."

A 1-0 loss to Stoke City away, a 6-0 thrashing by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and a 2-2 home draw against Swansea this month have more or less put paid to their Premier League title hopes. The Gunners did play well in their 1-1 draw against Manchester City earlier this morning, but that won't be enough.

With six games left, Arsenal are fourth in the table and trail leaders Chelsea by five points. City are in third but have two games in hand and are three points ahead of the Gunners, which makes them favourites in the run-in.

Wenger's current contract expires in the summer and while there is an agreement, a public announcement has not been forthcoming, leading to questions over whether he should stay on.

The majority of Goal Singapore readers are unsure, with 45.5% indicating that Wenger has to win the FA Cup this season and then adopt a fresh approach to managing the side if he is indeed confirmed to remain as manager. The club has not won a trophy since lifting the FA Cup iin May 2005, with the drought cited by a further 30.3% as a reason why he is not the right man to continue at the Emirates. The remaining 24.1% believe, however, that Wenger's current philosophy is beneficial to the side and that he should continue.