There is little doubt that the debate among Arsenal fans over Arsene Wenger being given another contract extension will rumble on, and surely flare up again after the first sign of trouble next season, but for now it has died down to a minimum with Arsenal fans simply hoping that the Arsenal board has made the right decision.
Most of us are, as usual, waiting and hoping for some encouragement from the summer transfer window but perhaps we are looking in the wrong place. Of course we are focused on the possible transfer and the amount of money that will be spent, as that is the nature of modern football, but a few things in the football media this week have suggested to me that keeping Wenger could prove invaluable to our transfer success.
Whereas I thought Arsenal had no chance at all of signing Kylian Mbappe, the media reports suggest that Wenger’s reputation could actually swing it for us. We have a Metro claiming that Le Prof is the reason that Riyad Mahrez would choose us over the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool.
Big players like Bellerin, Ozil, Ramsey and more have all stated the influence that Wenger has on them wanting to play for Arsenal. Fans must surely think differently to players and while our manager is under fire from the fans, or some of us, do the players still see him as the football genius we used to and perhaps still should?