Gunners’ owner shows faith in Arsene Wenger
The last couple of years have been quite difficult for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. The French boss has face constant criticism from the club’s fans and enjoyed little support from the administration. But all of that is changing now. Wenger is now being hailed as the man who will save Arsenal from being lost in the sands of times, once again.
The trophy curse began its ninth year this season, but Wenger is well-prepared for the challenges ahead of him this time. A strong squad and weakened opposition has provided the Emirates boss with the perfect opportunity to contend for the Premier League title as well as challenge for other domestic titles.
The Champions League is not far from Wenger’s sight too. The French tactician is eager to dwell deeper into the contest and acquire redemption from fans for Arsenal’s poor run of form for last season.
Wenger, who is currently in the final year of his three-year contract, recently received a lot rare praise from Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke. Arsenal have kicked off their Premier League campaign in spectacular manner. The Gunners are on top of the table after five matches.
Moreover, Wenger has managed to lure Real Madrid’s coveted playmaker Mesut Ozil to London. The German attacking midfielder has played in only two Premier League games, but he is already the leading assist provider in the league.
Kroenke claims he is impressed by the “thrilling” achievements of Wenger and hopes the manager will set Arsenal on track for domination this season.
“We've always said that there are resources available,” Kroenke told the Telegraph. “There are guys who say that we should push Arsene harder to spend. That's fair enough -- there are always lots of opinions but Arsene is an independent thinker and planner.
“He works very hard at it and has a wonderful record. He was trained in economics, my undergraduate study was in economics.
“There would be nothing more thrilling [than winning the Premier League title]. I'm not getting any younger. It's something I would like to achieve. I've done it a couple of times in the US [in NHL, NFL and Major League Soccer] and it was unbelievable.
“For the players, for the coaches and the manager, as well everyone around the club, I can't imagine the level of excitement. The idea that no one cares or is passionate about that sort of thing is just beyond the realms of imagination.”