Wenger faces more crit­i­cism as Gun­ners’ slump con­tin­ues

WEST BROM 3, ARSE­NAL 1

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Arsene Wenger is teas­ing out the de­ci­sion on his Arse­nal fu­ture. Some fans will be sat­is­fied only if there is a new man­ager next sea­son — es­pe­cially af­ter Arse­nal slumped to a fourth loss in five Premier League games.

“I know what I do,” Wenger said af­ter Satur­day’s 3-1 loss at West Bromwich Al­bion in Lon­don that saw an­other wave of fan protests.

But Wenger isn’t say­ing whether his reign will be extended into a 22nd sea­son or even whether Arse­nal wants him to stay.

“I don’t worry,” he said. “I know what I will do in my fu­ture, so you will soon know.”

Craig Daw­son headed in two cor­ners for West Brom to help leave Arse­nal five points shy of Cham­pi­ons League qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

Else­where in the Premier League, first-place Chelsea beat host Stoke, 2-1, for its fifth straight win.

Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and Robert Huth scored for Le­ices­ter in a 3-2 win over West Ham in Lon­don that moved the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons six points clear of the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

Romelu Lukaku scored twice to lead Ever­ton to a 4-0 win over Hull; Crys­tal Palace got an own goal to earn a 1-0 win over Wat­ford; Bournemouth beat Swansea, 2-0, for its first back-to­back wins in a year; and Sun­der­land and Burn­ley fin­ished in a score­less draw.

MLS: Josef Martinez scored twice in the sec­ond half, push­ing his league-lead­ing to­tal to five, and ex­pan­sion At­lanta United won its sec­ond straight, de­feat­ing the vis­it­ing Chicago Fire, 4-0.

In Van­cou­ver, Vic­tor Vazquez and Jozy Alti­dore scored four min­utes apart late in the sec­ond half to lead Toronto FC past the host White­caps, 2-0.

Do­minic Oduro’s goal mid­way through the sec­ond half lifted the Mon­treal Im­pact to a 1-1 draw with host New York City FC.

Cyle Larin scored twice, in­clud­ing the win­ner in the 73rd minute, to lift host Or­lando City SC to a 2-1 win over the Philadel­phia Union.

Max­i­m­il­iano Ur­ruti scored in the 71st and 77th min­utes to lead host FC Dallas to a 2-1 come­back win over the New Eng­land Rev­o­lu­tion.

Sport­ing Kansas City ben­e­fited from an own goal in the 89th minute to beat the vis­it­ing San Jose Earth­quakes, 2-1.

Mar­lon Hairston scored the equal­izer in the 59th minute, help­ing the Colorado Rapids earn a 2-2 draw with Min­nesota United FC in Com­merce City, Colo.

David Rom­ney and Em­manuel Boateng scored five min­utes apart in the sec­ond half, send­ing the L.A. Galaxy to a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake in Sandy, Utah.

SPAIN: Cris­tiano Ron­aldo turned into Real Madrid’s play­maker by set­ting up two goals to beat Ath­letic Bil­bao, 2-1, in Barcelona and keep­ing Real Madrid on track to re­claim the La Liga ti­tle.

Madrid, which hasn’t won the league since 2012, leads sec­ond­place Barcelona by five points and has a game in hand.

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