Arsenal great, Ian Wright claimed the club were going through the worst period in their recent history after their 10-2 Champions League last 16 humiliation by Bayern Munich.
Bayern repeated their 5-1 first-leg win in Tuesday’s second leg to condemn Arsenal to their heaviest defeat at the Emirates Stadium since they moved from Highbury in 2006.
It is the seventh year in succession that Arsenal have gone out of the Champions League in the last 16 and leaves them with only qualification for next season’s tournament to play for this season.
“It’s a sad day because we’ve gone out again at this stage. We’re going through a period in our history that’s the worst,” Wright, who played under Wenger, said on BT Sport.
“With everything that’s going on, you have to say it will take some sort of monumental effort for Arsenal to turn it around in terms of the drive and determination of the players.
“It feels like something is coming to an end.”
Wenger, who has been Arsenal manager since 1996, is out of contract at the end of the season and was the target of a protest from a group of disgruntled fans prior to Tuesday’s game.
He has said he will make an announcement about his future either this month or next.
“He looks like a lost man,” said Wright. “It just seems to be mounting up.”