Judging by stories released late on Monday night, Arsène Wenger really is considering his Arsenal future.

The Telegraph, the Daily Mail, and the Mirror all published incredibly similar looking stories which touched on the same themes and were entirely consistent with one another. They weren’t alone.

Carefully worded, the pieces insisted the Arsenal board have complete faith in the Arsenal boss and that he will still be the man to decide his future. However, unlike ever before, they all touched on the idea of the Frenchman resigning at the end of the season, despite having a year to run on his contract.

The reason for that would be fan unrest and the notion that the fans cannot be united with the legendary manager in charge. If he has lost the support and trust of those who show up every week, can he stay? He would certainly consider it.

It was stressed that the board continue to trust the boss but the suggestion he should be considering his future was very strong. With a poor atmosphere amongst fans being fostered by poor results, there isn’t long to turn everything around before the season is over.

Arsenal are 11 points behind Leicester City in the Premier League and two goals down the Champions League last 16 clash with Barcelona with an away leg to play. Sunday’s FA Cup defeat to Watford left us on the brink of a trophyless season.

With fans dissatisfied and disillusioned, it feels like Arsène Wenger’s future is more of a talking point than it has ever been.