Arsenal unlikely to finish in EPL top four: Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal unlikely to finish in EPL top four: Laurent Koscielny

Defeat in this tie could spell the end for Wenger at Arsenal, although the French manager has suggested that he will honour his contract which will have one year remaining at the end of the season.

"I've done it before", he said.

The Gunners used to be a regular in the Champions League knockout stages, reaching the final in 2006 where they lost out to Barcelona and making the semi-finals two years later. Five per cent said they were undecided, while a further seven per cent believe Wenger himself should make the decision when he sees fit. "The team needs more support at the moment".

"We have to stick together and focus".

The Gunners went down 2-0, before getting a goal just before the half.

While Alex Ferguson built several great teams over his Manchester United reign, Wenger's second act was less edifying once iconic players like Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp moved on. The German midfielder dribbled down the right flank before bending in a cross toward the box.

It was what they deserved for another terrible display in which the visitors conceded two early goals at the Amex through disastrous defending.

"It's easy to take the pants off as well, but when you are naked completely you have to find a shirt and try to put it on again, get dressed normally again". Will the board hold on to him because of the business side of things or would he step down or get the boot come the end of the season? Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka ran inside the box during an Arsenal possession and gained control.

New signing Pierre Emerick Aubameyang did score a goal but by then the damage had already been done. Brighton's keeper deflected the shot, but it still went into the side netting.

"You could nearly sense. on Thursday night I was at the Man City game as well where the stadium was empty and you felt there was a change that needs to happen. something needs to happen because it can't go on much longer like this". "The team fought back but the damage was done", he tweeted.

However, the Arsenal faithful have lost their love for the Frenchman in recent years. The Gunners face Milan at 1 p.m. Thursday in the UEFA Europa League at San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. The Seagulls sit comfortably at tenth in the Premier League Table, just three points behind eighth placed Leicester City. But we have to give our best as long as we can, and the Europa League becomes important. If I had listened to people who were talking about where I was going to be, I would not have been here.