BBC pundit and former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton has slammed Arsene Wenger’s current tenure as Arsenal manager as a “dictatorship”.
Wenger is under immense pressure to retain his job at the Emirates beyond the end of this season, when his contract is due to expire.
He has said he will shortly announce his plans for next campaign imminently, but has a new two-year deal on the table.
West Brom manager Tony Pulis claimed after the Baggies’ 3-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday that Wenger revealed to him he is eager to carry on in charge of the North London club.
Sutton says Arsenal have accepted mediocrity, and urged Wenger to leave his post.
“It’s a dictatorship and he surrounds himself with yes men,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 live‘s The Monday Night Club program.
“He’s taking the club backwards. They have just accepted mediocrity.
“His work in the transfer market has been a failure lately.
“Do the right thing and if you’re not going to do the right thing then tell us.”
Wenger has been in the hot seat at Arsenal since 1996. The club has won won the Premier League since 2004.