The legendary former Gunners boss believes a corner will be turned in 2021-22 after starting a Test
Arsene Wenger claims he sees ‘potential’ at Arsenal, which could give Mikel Arteta and his coaching staff a turnaround at Emirates Stadium.
In the first weeks of the current campaign, questions were asked how long Arteta will remain at the helm in North London.
A disappointing opening in three games yielded no points and no goals, which led to a club record of £ 145 million ($ 200 million) spent in the summer transfer window, but a corner is finally in a 1-0 win over Norwich last.
What was said?
The legendary former Arsenal boss Wenger, who was in charge of the club for 22 years between 1996 and 2018, says beIN Sports of the club’s class of 2021-22: ‘First of all, I honestly usually want to say what I think, I believe in this situation that I’m an Arsenal fan.
‘After that, of course, it’s a sensitive topic when I talk about Arsenal, and at the moment the timing may not be the best to talk about.
“I have to say I find the team full of quality. I’m not pessimistic because I feel they had two tough games out of the first three – Chelsea at a peak at home and of course after they went to Manchester City. Of course, you go to Man City and you can say that it is predictable that you can drop points.
‘The bad result we made was in the first game against Brentford, and that immediately puts you on the back foot.
“I wish they would recover and I think they will. The potential is there, so I hope they come back.”
Is Arsenal back on track?
The Gunners urgently needed a positive result of any kind against Norwich, while the Canaries also took part in the match without mentioning their name.
Arteta’s side was sometimes difficult, with pressure and tension in the Emirates making life difficult, but they did the job.
The captain of the club, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, scored the only goal of the match and lifted Arsenal off the table and came in 16th place.
This success should now be used as a springboard, with upcoming outings against Burnley and AFC Wimbledon in the Premier League and Carabao Cup, followed by a derby deal with neighbors Tottenham on 26 September.