Wenger leaning towards extension after big Cup win

"I want to win the Champions League one day, preferably with Arsenal".

The supporter, wearing a red and white Gunners scarf, claims to have lived in the African country and seen first-hand how Mugabe "ruined" it.

Fans of Arsenal urge Arsene Wenger to finally retire. "He's the Mugabe of Arsenal".

Ozil has been widely reported to be keen to stay at Arsenal if the Frenchman does stay, but the midfielder has given an indication that he could remain in north London regardless of Wenger's decision on a new contract.

The Gunners eased to a 5-0 win against the non-league outfit after losing to both Liverpool and Bayern Munich in the preceding week, leading to their elimination from the Champions League and dropping severely off the pace in the Premier League title race.

And Wenger revealed that Lincoln's FA Cup heroics this season and his own side's setback against Bayern was the reason for selecting his strongest side.

"I have worked very hard for 20 years to make our fans happy and when you lose the games, I understand they are not happy", Wenger said.

"Now we recover good to play another big game on Wednesday".

Arsenal's next game is a home clash against West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon as Wenger's side look to get their bid for a top-four finish back on track.

"But after we scored the first goal I felt we wanted to heighten the tempo in the second half".

'And the same people that speak after the game said with 10 minutes to go that PSG were absolutely outstanding.

But Lincoln travel to the Emirates Stadium full of confidence after upsetting the odds to win at Burnley in the previous round.

But the 67-year-old, who denied reports of a dressing-room bust-up after the 5-1 defeat in Munich, defended his record and said his departure would be no guarantee of greater success.

For young Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley, the lessons learned at Arsenal will be invaluable. There is no doubt that a majority of the Arsenal squad enjoy playing for Wenger, but a younger manager who is also a stricter disciplinarian and won't put up with sub-par performances could be what they need to move to the next level.

  • Rogelio Becker