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Arsenal fans should heed Man United warning over Wenger - Luis Boa Morte

Arsenal fans calling for Arsene Wenger to leave the club should be careful what they wish for, according to former Gunners striker Luis Boa Morte.

Boa Morte, 38, is now a scout for Arsenal in Portugal but played for the side that won the Premier League and FA Cup Double in 1998.

Arsenal haven't won the league since 2004, which saw a number of fans hold up banners saying "Arsene, Thanks for the memories but it's time to say goodbye," but Boa Morte believes they should heed the warning of what happened at Manchester United when they lost Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

"I believe in the boss. For sure he is going to be there next season," he told The Daily Mail. "Arsene Wenger created the philosophy we have at Arsenal. People can talk and protest but I don't remember any other manager being an Invincible.

"Be careful what you wish for. Look at Manchester United after Ferguson left, who has been successful? Nobody. It is the same thing.

"We can see United's results and where they are in the table. Things didn't work out, not because David Moyes and Louis van Gaal are bad managers but Ferguson created a pattern, a way to play. They couldn't make the team work the same way.

"Something happened for sure because they stopped winning and now they are struggling to finish in the top four."

Legendary Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman also added his voice to the debate, telling The Daily Mirror virtually the same thing.

"I'm so fed up of all this negative stuff about Arsenal. A change at the top? Not for me. I'm a massive fan of Arsene," he said.

"Let's see what happens at the end of this season. Let's see what's gone wrong and then sort it out. But, for me, he's been brilliant. I worked with him for about seven or eight years and he was fantastic. I would stick by Arsene. I've always said that and I haven't reason to change my mind.

"Look at Manchester United. Look at what has happened to them. They lost a great manager in Alex Ferguson. He retired. It's always greener on the other side. Arsene has a great record, but he's always under pressure. He'll be under pressure until we win the league.

"It's frustrating for Arsenal fans. I can understand that. I get frustrated at times. But we shouldn't be negative about it. We should try to stay positive."


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