Arsenal Supporters Trust vote against Wenger staying on

Television pundit Jamie Redknapp has claimed the time for change has come at Arsenal after manager Arsene Wenger presided over a fourth successive defeat at Brighton.

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny admits it will be "very hard" for the club to qualify for the Champions League after another damaging Premier League defeat at the hands of Brighton.

Arsenal fans may have finally nailed the coffin on Arsene Wenger's reign at the club, with the news that a vast majority of supporters have voted against the Frenchman remaining at the Emirates beyond the current campaign.

As for suggestions Arsenal could no longer finish in the top four, Wenger replied: "I think it has already gone before but mathematically with five teams in front of us, we need them to collapse to think it will happen".

"It's not easy, but I have enough experience and enough desire to turn things around and I must say that, at the moment, when you need to stay in the game we are making a few mistakes at the wrong moments".

They are a massive 33 points behind leaders Manchester City and 13 points behind Tottenham in fourth place.

We just can't go on like this.

"I think it has been hard for everyone, maybe the first time for all of them", Koscielny said. "We play Sunday, Thursday, Sunday, Sunday... it's almost physically impossible to play this number of games".

And Kolasinac says they should try to go without defeat for the rest of 2017-18, starting with Thursday's trip to AC Milan in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie.

"We are hypothetically speaking before people jump ahead of everything, (but) I have never backed down from a challenge since I was young".

The goal triggered the first chants of "you're getting sacked in the morning" directed at Wenger from the home supporters but alarmingly for the manager, prompted little response from his side.

"That gave them a lift going into the half-time talk, and they showed in phases throughout that second half the quality that they've got".

Souness delivered a withering assessment of Arsenal's performance at Brighton and predicted that even winning the Europa League this season would not address the underlying issues at the club.