Arsenal legend expects Arsene Wenger to quit this week

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The Gunners have been on a bad run of form in the Premier League, losing their last four encounters, but defeated Milan 2-0 in the first leg of their Europa League knockout encounter on Thursday.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is anxious by an apparent dip in attendance at the Emirates stadium in recent weeks but said he is confident the team will do "absolutely everything" to win back their fans.

Vieira, who played for the Gunners from 1996 to 2005, is the current coach of Major League Soccer outfit New York City and refused to discuss taking over from his compatriot. Viera spoke to L'Equipe saying, "I think that if it is the end of the story, he'll be the first to see it. He has the right to take that decision himself".

And he believes that he can empathise further with Wenger due to his own career path, though he has pointed out that Wenger has rejected numerous advances to stay in north London, such is his love for Arsenal.

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"Then we can discuss how the team plays or something else, but I find that the criticisms that fall on Arsene on a personal level are hard to accept".

"I do think at close to even money it is a great price on Arsenal to win given the quality of players who should play and it is another opportunity to build momentum, and get the fans that are there on side".

Allegri subsequently made himself very popular with Arsenal fans by knocking out rivals Tottenham, and the Gunners fans may get exactly what they want if the club get their way. "But one day", the Frenchman said.

"I can not say anything more because there is nothing to say about it and I do not want to offend Arsene, whom I adore and for whom I have a lot of respect".

"I don't know how much negativity is out there".