Arsenal do intend to review Wenger's position at the end of season and, with a top four finish now nearly impossible, the Europa League and Thursday's tie against AC Milan has assumed huge significance.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in a past match.
AC Milan ramped up their preparations to face Arsenal in the Europa League last-16 on Thursday as boss Gennaro Gattuso lead by example in training.
So [it is important] not to forget that we are good football players, but as well to fix reachable targets, be practical and pragmatic.
It remains to be seen whether Arsenal's board are ready to show Wenger the door, either before the end of the season or in the summer when his contract will still have one more year to run. I think it is a good opportunity.
"The tactics are more developed, the competitive ones in there prevail". But it's as well a good opportunity, what you want is to show that you have the quality and the strength, and you can only show that when it's hard. We can not bury our heads in the sand. Milan cruised past Bulgarian champions Ludogorets with a 4-0 aggregate win in the round of 32, while Arsenal ran out eventual 4-2 aggregate winners over Swedish side Ostersund.
'We can't be afraid of the 70,000 crowd [at the San Siro], we need to play with great technical and physical quality. Another option is Mikel Arteta who is succeeding with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side, while coaching staff roles for the likes of Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires and Martin Keown surely make sense at a time when Arsenal look devoid of creativity, defensive nous and the ability to score.
Chambers is probably favourite to keep his place but he's not a natural right-back so it's a nightmare situation ahead of what has become the most important game of our season.
"We have to stick together and focus".
Worse was to come for Arsenal in the 26th minute when Laurent Koscielny gave the ball away before Shkodran Mustafi could not reach Gross's pinpoint cross, allowing Murray a free header that the striker directed past Cech for his 11th league goal of the season.