There is a very interesting interview with Laurent Koscielny that has just come out, and the acting Arsenal captain has some interesting thoughts on how the players are feeling about the uncertainty surrounding Arsene Wenger’s future. The French international was plucked from the French Second Division and turned into a star under Wenger, but Laurent is adamant that the players just need to concentrate on doing their job for Arsenal, not Arsene.
“It is a difficult situation, we don’t know what happens with the boss,” Koscielny was quoted as saying. “But we are professional, we are salaried to this club and we just want to have the best result for this club – not to think about other situations or this situation of the boss.
“We are all in the same boat and the captain is Arsenal. We need to fight for this club and don’t think about what is happening with the boss or the players. This is a situation, maybe some players don’t feel great, but you need to be focused on our job and have the best results for Arsenal.”
It seems that most Arsenal players have got over the uncertainty and have started playing as a team again (But just a tad too late?), but with no movement on any of the players contracts until Wenger’s future is decided then it is going to a nervous and perhaps interesting few months ahead.
Just remember, the captain is Arsenal – not Arsene!