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Arsenal legend demands change but remains ‘worried’

Due to Arsenal’s season imploding in embarrassing if not unsurprising fashion in recent weeks, there is a common acceptance that this will more than likely be Arsene Wengers last season at the club, despite the Frenchman signing a new two year contract last season.

However, Gunners legend Paul Merson has told Sky Sports that he worried about the size of the rebuilding job required at the club, no matter who is appointed to takeover as manager.

“There now has to be change and for whoever takes it now it was one of the top jobs in world football. It’s not the top job now.

“With what they need and how far they are behind, it’s going to take three, four, five years to catch back up and nowadays, managers get two or three years tops.

“For me, I just don’t see how any new manager can see a job like that through. The change needed now has just become far too much.

“The job is now a four-year plan to get back to anywhere near where they once were. It’s a very worrying situation.”

The Gunner’s put in a dismal performance during last weekend’s Carabao Cup final, and look on course to finish sixth in the Premier League, which will be their worst placing in the league in over 20 years.

During last nights 3-0 defeat to Man City at The Emirates there were thousands of empty seats, with many fans deciding to stay away in protest.

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