Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been under serious scrutiny from fans of the club and even pundits of the sport - his side's performances have left a lot to be desired over the past few years, thus putting a lot of pressure on the Frenchman to lift the player's spirits and bring success back to the club.

Wenger's new contract

The Frenchman signed a new contract earlier this year - much to the dismay of thousands of Arsenal supporters. However, his 21 years in charge of the London club undoubtedly influenced the board's decision to offer a new two-year deal - he could think himself quite lucky taking into consideration the lack of time managers get these days to reverse out of a tough situation.

Many of the fans made it quite clear their feelings on the matter with chants of 'Wenger out' during games and also interviews pre and post-match insisting that his time at the club had run its course. It's quite clear to everyone he's feeling the pressure after a poor start to the Premier League campaign - his post-match interviews tell the story with him forced into apologies for his team's performance and that he hopes for better next time, that's not enough for some supporters who want to see a change in management, someone who can bring the side back to life, someone who can win games comfortably and challenge for the league title.

The Invincibles

Wenger is undoubtedly an extremely talented coach and manager - throughout his 21 years in London with Arsenal he's spent over £700m on players, he's successfully brought 16 pieces of silverware to the trophy cabinet at the Emirates and who could forget the 2003/04 season?

The Invincibles, of course.

Arsenal went the entire year without losing a game - it consisted of 49 consecutive unbeaten games in English top-flight football - some achievement! Obviously, over the years the squad has changed massively, back then Wenger had the likes of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg and Dennis Bergkamp - the list could go on.

This was a time Wenger looked to have English football in the bag, he seemed untouchable. However, the past 13 years have steadily declined for Wenger and the confidence in him has followed suit - he seems to be lacking in ideas.

Current form & transfer rumours

If Wenger is to continue his reign at the Emirates and fully restore the faith of the fans, he needs to make changes around the club, look to mix it up a bit.

His players don't seem to be too bothered on the pitch. The Liverpool game earlier in the season, for example - the midfield was completely outplayed. The likes of Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey in midfield didn't seem interested. The score finished 4-0 to Jurgen Klopp and his men and it was a tough defeat to take on the chin for Wenger - he couldn't find a feasible reason or excuse for the loss - excluding the dramatic 2-0 win over Tottenham in the North London derby, it's how the whole season has gone for the Gunners.

Some players that are currently residing in the squad are clearly struggling on the field and the lack of passion among the players it's causing individuals to want to leave the club - Mesut Ozil, for example, who is currently rumoured to be leaving in January with various clubs showing a strong interest.

Also, arguably the side's best player Alexis Sanchez, his name is making the rounds with a desire to exit the Emirates - he almost joined current Premier League leaders Manchester City in August but for the deal collapsing late on deadline day.

The Gunners, despite their lackluster form, are currently sitting in sixth place in the Premier League table - level on points with fifth placed Liverpool and just four points behind Manchester United in second place.