It was not too long ago that an ever growing number of Arsenal fans, football journalists and former Gunners were calling for the club to part ways with Arsene Wenger or risk abject failure this season. Those calls have died down following a good run of form for the team, and it is lucky for us that they did.
The shining star for the future of Arsenal is our talismanic midfielder Jack Wilshere, and he has recently signed a new long term contract with the club, along with Gibbs, Jenkinson, Ramsey and Oxlade-Chamberlain. The England international has revealed that a big factor in him agreeing to commit to the Gunners was the French manager and his continuing presence at the Emirates.
“He’s always been there for me. He showed faith in me when I was 18, and he stuck with me throughout the whole time I was injured.
“He knew the only thing that would get me better is games, and he stood by me.
“I need to thank him for that and yes, he was a big part of why I signed.”
It is not just Wilshere that Wenger has helped to keep at the club. We have lost players like van Persie and Nasri who have moved on because of the way the club is run financially, but it would probably have been a lot more without Wenger.
The fact that the five players have committed their future to Arsenal will also help us to recruit new players to the club, as it shows good promise for future success. Thankfully, the one thing thatb the board have done right recently is show loyalty to, and faith in, Le Prof.