Arsene Wenger: “Stability is absolutely vital for a club”

All those Arsenal fans that think we will never win another premier league with Arsene Wenger as manager will not be pleased to hear the boss talking about his record-breaking run of overseeing 810 (and counting) EPL games. There are very few managers in modern football that have come close other than the legendary United boss Alex Ferguson, so does Wenger think that anyone else will break the record in the future, or if it going to be extremely rare?

“Wenger said. “We always come back to the same thing: I feel that the most important thing is that competent people and technical stability is absolutely vital for a club. You need people to carry the values of the club for generations.

“If you change all the 20 managers in the middle of the season, you will still have three teams who go down and only one champion.

“We see now the pressure is on every club to change their manager very quickly and then people sit there but who [comes next]? You can see most of the time they turn to managers who have been sacked somewhere else, so it is a problem.

“The most important thing today is to be strong inside clubs to resist that kind of pressure and stress.”

He does have a point of course. Arsenal is known to be consistently successful club in England, with Top Four virtually guaranteed in every season Le Prof has been in charge, and he has won many League titles and countless FA Cups. Any new man coming in would struggle to emulate the Frenchman’ success, and certainly no one will ever beat his Premier League record. So let us all sing together – There’s only one Arsene Wenger!

Sam P


  1. gotanidea says:

    A football manager that manages the same football club for more than twenty years should have been able to set a better foundation for the club, like creating a better youth development system like the La Masia in Barcelona. But Arsenal board and staffs must think about managing Arsenal differently.

    I feel that Arsenal is just a cow for them, that they can milk over and over again, and managing the club is like another day at the office for them. I rarely see Wenger barks at his players during the match, very different than the other managers that like to be more involved in the games, like Guardiola, Conte and Mourinho.

    I think the board have already felt the pressure from the fans and I hope to see a big change at the end of this season.

  2. AndersS says:

    I think you are confused about what is an Arsene fan and what is an Arsenal fan.

    1. Me says:

      I agree.
      There are far too many so called Arsenal fans who would be happy to see Arsenal finish fifth or sixth as long as Wenger remained in charge.
      He had his time which has now ended – this is not stability we are talking about here but him delaying what he fears the most – walking away from the club.
      As one blogger stated Arsenal have not developed that much – the youth system is hardly churning out top quality home grown players is it?
      And 21 points behind the leaders proves that Arsenal have not improved – in fact, it shows that we have become steadily worse.
      Wenger and Kroenke need to go…

      1. pires says:

        as far sa he is in charge you must support him

        1. pires says:

          as far as “”sorry”

  3. Salmonella says:

    ARSENAL FC>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>WENGER

    1. GARSI says:

      je ne defend personne mais je constate que Monsieur Wenger n a pas les memes finances que mou ou pep et pourtant il rivalise.pleurez chaque annee il remporte un titre (coupes)Arsenal est le club le plus apprecie au ledoit en parti a l aura de M Wenger .Etienne CORSE

      1. Hayzed says:

        Can’t you write in English.

        1. ks-gunner says:

          Er sagt das Arsenal unter Wenger Scheisse ist 😉

          1. Ivan says:

            Well said.

        2. sanmi.marvellous says:

          @Hayzed, can’t you learn French?

          Afterall, Arsenal has been like mini French embassy for the past 20 years.

          Just joking here mate

      2. pires says:

        garsi c’est pas tout le monde qui comprend francais

    2. Salmonella says:

      The guy who thumbed that down is a Plonker

  4. Rkw says:

    As far as I can tell technical stability means a couple of old codgers wrapped up to the nines sitting glumly on a bench trying to figure out why and how the world around them has moved on and occasionally sharing a story of what they would have done 12 years ago to put things right whilst picking up a 21st century one per centers pay check … the kind of technical stability that AFC need as much as a hole in the head … one thing to have to watch the steady decay of the club in the hands of this delusional pseud another to have to read his sad justification of it

  5. Innit says:

    We arent stable though.
    Our foundations are terrible
    Terrible manager. Greedy Kroenke.
    Declining defense, poor midfield and losing Alexis and Ozil.
    A house on stilts is more stable innit

  6. summerbreez says:

    I believe the carry on of some supporters last season and season before are to blame some here were looking for loses just so they can prove a point to me they are not Arsenal at all some have been even worse they embarrassed Arsenal in away grounds what a bunch of red necks
    I am frustrated at Mr Wenger but I will always respect him he is a legend
    I would love to see the academy win their tier We don’t seem to pick the right players as most of them dont make it luckily this issue has been addressed
    Once again I need to emphasize the importance of being united behind the club and very vocal sometimes it so quite I am surprised that players have not fallen asleep and now with the new trend of empty seats
    I start to believe we are going into a self destruct we need to wake up and shake down the bad dust and stand up to be counted before it becomes to late
    Wishing Arsenal a Prosperous successful New Year Happy new year folks

    1. Me says:

      Respecting the manager is irrelevant here.
      We all respect what he did for the club fourteen years ago.
      Its the future that you as an Arsenal fan need to be concerned about or are you happy to see a great club finishing 40 odd points behind the champions?
      People have to wake up and see that Arsenal are in decline – all this talk of stability is rubbish and just papering over the cracks which have now become chasms.
      Team selection is made by one person. Tactics are established by one person. Transfers and contracts are made by one person. Its not “we” its Arsene Wenger.
      And considering that with travel, food and the cost of tickets to watch this team play you are looking at over £100 a time – I fully understand the empty seats at the stadium and frankly the management team and the team itself doesn’t deserve the loyalty it gets..

      1. Mobella says:

        You are absolutely right except that your a hatred for the man has blinded to the real fact, which the people that make sure Wenger still has a job are the real problem. Any coach with all those deficiencies you mentioned you not have any job in today football business but he does. I hope you are not expecting to sack himself to please us. I understand our feelings towards the state of the club but most times we let our heart rules our head when he comes Wenger issue. Believe it or not everything Wenger does has the blessing of those that matter in the club otherwise he would have being out of job.

    2. rkw says:

      were you named after the song … seems appropriate given you are desperate for a little light …

      See the curtains hanging in the window
      In the evening on a Friday night
      A little light a-shining through the window
      Lets me know everything’s alright

      1. xxnofx says:

        Its always the same .Arsenal win =Sam p article.
        It seems some fans cant move on ,living on past success ,and thats all it is ..The past ..
        All clubs move on but not us and it dosent help with articles like this trying to hang on to past glorys .
        I do admire your loyaty to wenger Sam but i dont like your pushy attempts to try and get other fans on your side .
        football as moved on in the last 10 years ,its all about money now and if you cant beat them join them ,but we are the only club who could join them but it seems like we dont want to .

        1. Dennis Moriarty says:

          I agree. I have supported this club since 1970 and will continue to do so long after Wenger has gone. Sam P is a very deluded person who clings on to the past, his articles are quite frankly ridiculous. I suspect Sam would become a Stoke City fan should Wenger one day manage that club.

  7. ks-gunner says:

    Winning just 3 titles in 21 years is far from winning many titles, fans like usually going full locoooo. When the likes of Vardy reject us, and Chamberlain leave us, one knows that this club is on the decline big time

  8. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    For that much money I would want stability too!

  9. Ivan says:

    Wenger just tries to justify being kept on.
    I can see why players are not going to respect a bloke who is too cowardly to address dressing room unrest, too past it with his tippy tappy tactics, cannot motivate players and too bumbling to work a zip. The old dinosaur needs sacking as he sure as hell is not going to go on his own volition.

  10. Gooner100 says:

    Whatever the reality, or your opinion about Arsene Wenger, the question will remain the same, as was made clear this week by Mourinho. It’s about money. We don’t spend enough, and instead maintain a strategy to compete, not to win at all costs. With or without Wenger, unless the attitude of the board alters, the investment strategy changes, perhaps Usimov gets to spend some of his cash, it won’t in all probability change a single thing. Too easy to just bitch about Wenger. Zzzz.

    1. Ivan says:

      And too easy to ignore the many failings of your dinosaur.
      We do need to spend money but we must also sack the dinosaur.

      1. Ozziegunner@Newcastle upon Hunter says:

        How much money does it cost to coach the defenders (mostly internationals) that Arsenal have?
        Arsenal existed (and was successful) before Arsene Wenger and hopefully can be reurrected after he goes.

  11. OxInTheBox says:

    we are rubbish. we don’t need stability, we need a deep change.
    youth development, scouting, transfer policy, squad, manager, tactics- all need change, asap

  12. Dennis says:

    So basically we are not getting anyone this transfer season. Wilshere will be like a new signing.

    1. Ivan says:

      You know the drill

  13. kristoman says:

    well what do you know, I taught sir chip said they go whatever direction wenger says. well I must be lying about him

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