The Imps out to end Wenger’s Reign
It’s not possible, is it? Lincoln City couldn’t possibly beat Arsenal this weekend and end all hopes of a trophy for the gunners this season, could they? Judging by Lincoln’s mammoth odds to win the game, those lining up their FootballBets this weekend wouldn’t be inclined to agree…but football’s a funny old game, as they say.
Under pressure Arsene Wenger can ill afford any slip ups late on Saturday evening as they welcome National League leaders Lincoln City to the Emirates following their humiliating Champions League exit at the hands of Bayern Munich mid-week.
Defeat seems unlikely; however, it still remains to be seen whether Wenger will rotate his squad and play a weakened side or finally accept that no risks can be taken as passage must be assured to the semi-finals to go some way to appease restless fans.
The Arsenal board have made no secret that there is a two-year contract extension on the table if Wenger chooses to sign it. However, fans are divided with many wanting Wenger to go at the end of the current campaign.
In his most recent press conference, Wenger has stated that he will take into consideration the wishes of the fans with regards to his future and it seems after over 20 years in charge, the former manager of Japanese side Grampus Eight could be set to leave North London.
Defeat to high flying Lincoln City in the FA Cup at the weekend will surely be a deal breaker and the Imps are being given every chance to cause an upset by an unlikely source.
West Ham United have allowed Lincoln City to train at their Chadwell Heath training base in the build up to match to the delight of Lincoln’s duo management team of brothers Danny and Nicky Cowley.
The Cowley brothers grew up as West Ham fans and will be eager to utilise the Hammers training facilities as extra motivation to cause an upset.
Lincoln have been on a mission this season and will cause Arsenal some problems if not taken seriously.
Six points clear at the top of the National League, the Imps come into the game with form on their side after dismantling Braintree 4-0 on Tuesday night and remain unbeaten in their last six.
They also have a Premier League scalp to their name this season after beating Burnley in the last round to set up the tie with the Gunners.
All of a sudden Saturday’s game against Lincoln has become one of Wenger’s most important during his tenure in charge in North London.
Lose, and Wenger will surely have to go.