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Arsenal legend Frank McLintock believes Arsene Wenger will step down from his post at the Emirates if the Gunners fail to win silverware this season.

The north London club have made it to the last four of the FA Cup and they take on winners Wigan Athletic in the semi finals.

Arsenal are knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich and after their 6-0 defeat to Chelsea, winning the Premier League seems to be a difficult task now.

The Gunners have failed to add silverware to their trophy cabinet for close to a decade. The FA Cup is Arsenal's best chance to end the trophy drought. In the league, the Emirates club are fourth in the table with 62 points from 30 games, trailing league leaders Chelsea by seven points.

The former defender claims a defeat against Wigan would see Wenger leave the Gunners at the end of the season.

"I don't think Arsenal will ever sack him though. He'll have to walk. The board think the world of him and he's been magnificent for the club. I'm not knocking Wenger but his pride would hurt so much if he lost to Wigan," McLintock told talkSPORT.

"I don't think they will do though. The Chelsea defeat will give them a kick up the back side and I hope they go on and win the FA Cup. They're definitely good enough to lift the trophy and that might just keep Wenger there. If they were to fail though, he might just walk away."

Wenger's contract at the Emirates runs down at the end of the season and the Frenchman has not signed a new deal to extend his stay at the club beyond summer.

However, Arsenal manager has expressed his desire to continue with his current employers beyond this campaign.

Meanwhile, the Mirror claims the Gunners boss will sign a two-year deal and will help the club in choosing his successor in the process.