Wenger 'not helping' Arsenal, says ladies' coach Smith

Arsene Wenger has been Arsenal manager since 1996

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is "not helping" the club by delaying an announcement on his future, and his players have lost their hunger, says Arsenal Ladies legend Kelly Smith.

Smith, who coaches the ladies' development squad, says "tensions are running high" at the club's training ground because of the uncertainty.

Wenger's side have lost four of their past five Premier League games.

"My mind on Wenger has been turned a bit," said Smith.

"I was always on the side of supporting him, but seeing the performances the last two or three weeks, with the lack of effort, the disorganisation, it seems to be the players have really lost the passion to play and get up for games.

"It doesn't seem as if they've got that hunger there any more."

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