The French manager is out of contract at the end of the campaign and there are doubts surrounding his future in London after 18 years in the job. He is Arsenal’s longest-serving manager and was tipped to put pen to paper on a new contract, but recent results have led to suggestions he may quit.
The former goalkeeper who won two league titles and three FA Cups with Wenger at Arsenal between 1996 and 2003, believes it would be a mistake to send the Frenchman packing.
According to Sky Sports, he said prior to the Everton fixture:
He is definitely still the right man for Arsenal without a shadow of a doubt.
People who have worked with him realise how good he is. There are not many people who have worked with him who have a bad word to say about him and that shows how good he is.
He brought in a whole new way of football to Arsenal and he will not just sit back on that. He will be doing new stuff.
You cannot go into the end of the season with five of your main players out injured and not expect it to have an influence on results. It is a tough time.
Another season is coming to an end, with Arsenal fighting for fourth place in the Premier League looking over their shoulders at Everton. After being in the title race for so long this season, the Gunners are now fighting to stay in the top four which has led to much disappointment.
The Gunners healthy bank balance and transparent need for a striker has tipped a few people off the fence into the Wenger Out field. I believe Wenger deserves a little more time and although many might argue that he has had plenty of time, I don’t think it is entirely fair when you consider what Wenger has given us.
He’s sacrificed a lot for this club, as he knew what he was signing up to with our financial restrictions. He knew a significant proportion of the support would turn on him but he did it willingly and deserves a chance to spend the money he has helped create this summer. Wenger was, is and will always be considered a great manager in Arsenal’s history and the highs of his reign far outweigh the lows.
I am not saying that Wenger should be the man for the next 5-10 years, he could be the man for the next 2-3 years. Whenever Wenger decides the time is right to step down, he should keep an active role with the club. Hopefully we can win the Cup this season to end our trophy drought.
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