Wenger still holds the wow factor! by AH
Whilst Arsene Wenger may have lost his wow factor according to many Arsenal fans, the players at Arsenal football club may think otherwise!
Many fans believe that Wenger’s time at Arsenal football club should be over and that he has long overstayed his time. Many fans also called for the Frenchman to check out at the end of the season, but as of this moment it looks like he will be staying on for another year, despite his openness in saying that he is unsure where his future lies when his current contract with the club ends. His contract runs until the end of next season and Wenger has already spoken out about that situation, stating that he does not know whether he will still be at the club after next season and that it will be up to the club officials, players and fans to decide whether he will remain after 2017.
One of the biggest concerns with Wenger that fans have is that players will soon lose confidence in him. However according to star player Mesut Ozil, Wenger is still highly important to Arsenal football club and that he certainly brings an additional attraction to signing for the Gunners!
Speaking to the media, Ozil was quoted saying: “At Arsenal, Arsène Wenger has shown that he is one of the best managers in history. He has revolutionised the club and created magnificent success. I am proud and aware of the luxury I have of working for such a coach. His simple discourse immediately seduced me when I was asking questions about my future in the summer of 2013. He chose the perfect words to convince me. The great strength that Wenger has is he knows how to talk to his players.”
It is a major boost for the Gunners to know that Wenger still receives the respect and attraction from top calibre players such as Ozil to come and sign for the club. Without Wenger’s presence, the likes of Ozil may not have been convinced to come to the Gunners and we could be looking at a very different Arsenal side. Since Ozil, we have seen the likes of Alexis, Cech and now Xhaka, all join and all believe highly in Arsene Wenger.
It’s very important the players continue to believe in their manager and if they do, Arsenal can hopefully continue to attract some of the best available players, making our ambition to achieve silverware next season every more likely.