Arsene Wenger has been ridiculed many many times over his fixation of getting Arsenal into the Top Four every year but failing to win any other trophy for eight long years until last season’s FA Cup victory, but in a deep interview with the BBC he is proud of his achievements.
Wenger won three titles and four FA Cups up until the Gunners upped sticks to move to the Emirates, but Le Prof kept Arsenal in the Champions League every single season. Wenger said: “I went with the club for the challenge of building a new stadium without dropping out of the Champions League and we made it every year,”.
“I feel that I have done my job in a very committed and faithful way. In 20 years it will be acknowledged that was a very sensitive period for the club. Today the club is in a strong position.”
Le Prof still has two years left on his contract, but he very happy for the way he has prepared the club for whoever takes over when he leaves or retires. He was asked what his future holds and he replied: “We don’t know, that’s why life is interesting. I will continue as always to give my best to the job I do and for this club.
“(I want to leave the club) in a strong healthy position which means a club with good players, with good youth behind and strong financial position to go further up and develop even more and I will do that, you can believe me.
“The guy who comes in after me will be in a very strong position to deliver something exceptional.”
So now he has done his job (very well I might add) then perhaps we can’t get get out of that thrifty mindset, and maybe he should hand on the reins to someone who is NOT scared to buy the right players to take the club to the next “exceptional” level?