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Gilberto Silva believes Wenger's time is up at Arsenal

Gilberto Silva believes Wenger's time is up at Arsenal

The list of Arsenal legends wanting thier former coach Arsene Wenger to quit at the end of the season continues to grow.

The two highest goalscorers in the history of the club Ian Wright and Theirry Henry have already voiced their concern for the state of things at the club.

Gilberto Silva believes Wenger's time is up at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger

This time, its the turn of Gilberto Silva, a member of the last Arsenal side to lift the Premier League title, to voice his opinion.

According to the 'invisible wall' “the time has come” for Arsene Wenger to step aside for a new manager having spent more than 20 years in the dugout.

Gilberto Silva believes Wenger's time is up at Arsenal

Gilberto Silva during his time at Arsenal

A disgruntled fan base are hoping a change will be made over the summer, with Wenger’s contract due to expire at the end of the current campaign.

He has offered no indication that he is ready to call it a day, but that decision may be made for him.

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Silva said: "The more the past is coming to a close, the more his time is coming - not because he can't do the job any longer, but, perhaps because the other clubs have changed their way of working, the way of doings things.

"He hasn't changed much, he hasn't changed his way of working - not because he doesn't want to, but it is not so easy to compete with clubs who spend a lot of money every season.

"He has been in the Premier League longer than those coaches [Conte, Guardiola and Klopp].

Gilberto Silva believes Wenger's time is up at Arsenal

Conte (middle) was recently named London manager of the year despite having just arrived in the Premier League

“Wenger has spent a lot more years than them in the Premier League. They are younger and motivated.

“They have a lot of energy to look around and source ways to win against Wenger. He has his own way of working, in which he believes.

"Irrespective of whether you are either a young or an old coach, you have to believe in something, and that's what he does."

Arsenal are fifth on the Premier League table having lost 3 - 1 to Liverpool last weekend.

The Gunners also face another last 16 exit from the Champions League as they head into the second leg of a meeting with Bayern Munich trailing 5-1 on aggregate.

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