Arsenal “need to change the voice” and replace Arsene Wenger as manager, according to Tim Sherwood.
Arsenal are reportedly planning an end-of-season review of Wenger’s position, and have compiled a shortlist of seven potential managerial replacements.
The Gunners were comfortably beaten in the final of the Carabao Cup and are out of the FA Cup, while they sit sixth in the Premier League, ten points off the pace of the top four.
The Europa League provides an unlikely alternative route to Champions League qualification, but former Tottenham manager Sherwood believes that Wenger’s relationship with the club might have “run out of time”.
“The players are not good enough to challenge for the Premier League title,” he told Sky Sports’ The Debate.
“The Arsenal fans want a team to challenge but they’re miles away from that at the moment.
“They need more players, different types of players, a better balance to their squad, and they need a new voice. I love Arsene Wenger and I love what he’s done for that football club and I’d always support him as much as I can, but I think they’ve run out of time.
“They need a new voice. And the players need a new voice. Sometimes you listen to the same voice too many times and you can listen to him all you want if you’re winning, but when you start losing, you need to change the voice.”