Steve Bould thinks that Arsene Wenger has done ‘a great job for an awfully long time’ despite the current pressure on the Arsenal boss (via Arsenal.com).
It was strange to see Steve Bould in place of Arsene Wenger during Thursday morning’s pre-match press conference.
Arsenal’s assistant manager was filling in for the boss after Wenger lost his voice but Bould’s presence did provide an interesting new perspective.
Aside from all the regular pre-match questions, Bould was also quizzed on the Arsenal boss and what he thinks of Wenger.
“I admire him immensely,” Bould told the press.
“He takes unbelievable stick off an awful lot of people and he’s just one of the great managers. It’s a pleasure for me to sit next to him.
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“He’s remarkable. Behind closed doors, I’ve never known someone who’s as hungry and determined to win football games. It’s as big as I’ve ever seen, for sure.”
Wenger’s desire to win has never been in doubt but then Bould was asked about how he thinks the Frenchman is performing right now.
“I understand that he’s doing a great job,” Bould went on.
“As far as I’m concerned and has done a great job for an awfully long time.”
It was highly unlikely that Steve Bould would ever come out and undermine the Arsenal manager but it was still interesting to hear his thoughts. Arsene Wenger’s will to win was never in question but it was more about his capability to make that happen.