Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is the “best man” to win the Premier League title for the club, owner, Stan Kroenke has said.
There has been a huge amount of speculation about whether the Frenchman would continue at the Emirates Stadium beyond this summer; a debate which has divided the fans.
The new deal for Wenger who has spent over 20 years at the club came despite numerous protests against his managing skills from disgruntled fans. Particularly galling for Arsenal fans this season was to finish below north London rival Tottenham, the runner-up, for the first time in 22 years.
“They have to do more effort to sign a few top players”.
He urged Kroenke and the club’s board, of which he is not a member, to give Wenger full backing to allow the Frenchman to secure a positive legacy at the club after nearly 21 years in charge.
A number of Arsenal fans dubbed as the “Wenger out” group were desperate for their manager to leave at the end of the season and have been left furious at the club’s decision.
Henry, who spent eight years of his playing career at the Gunners, believes that Wenger’s new contract will be justified if Arsenal win the league title soon.
“Of course we’ll try to strengthen our squad to be stronger next season, but we want to be faithful to the way we want to play the game”.
“He might buy one or two players having, as he’s claimed, created a dynamic to win the title finally. Arsene Wenger was still winning FA Cups and until this season he had always got in the top four, but now that’s changed”.
Both Gazidis and Wenger talked about mounting a “sustained league challenge”.
“I am grateful to have the support of the board and Stan (Kroenke, Arsenal’s majority owner) in doing everything we can to win more trophies”.
“Football is constantly evolving and we need to evolve and move forward and improve with that”.
The 26-year-old, who joined from French club Le Havre for a bargain price in 2014, said he had agreed “to stay for another season” following “a good discussion with the chairman” after the Foxes won the Premier League last year.