Arsene Wenger bizarrely claims Arsenal are in ‘GOOD SHAPE’ despite making worst ever Premier League start without scoring a single goal… as legendary former Gunners boss says club has ‘potential’
- Arsenal have made the worst start to a Premier League in their history
- Mikel Arteta and transfer chief Edu are on the brink of losing their roles
- The club struggled since fans’ Wenger Out campaign forced the great boss out
- Wenger has now claimed the club are in a good position despite their awful form
Arsene Wenger once masterminded Arsenal to an unbeaten league season but despite his old club’s catastrophic form, he still believes they’re in ‘good shape.’
The Invincibles coach oversaw some tough times in N5 but nothing compares to the disaster of Mikel Arteta’s reign. The Gunners finished eighth last season and have no points, nor goals, three games into the new Premier League season.
It’s their worst start to a league campaign in 67 years but Wenger is still hopeful that the north Londoners can recover.
Arsene Wegner still believes Arsenal can pick themselves off the floor after a shocking start
The Gunners have lost three straight games at the start of the season, failing to score once
‘I’m 71. I’ve given this club the best years of my life. At the moment I’m just a fan,’ Wenger told BILD. ‘Today the club is in good shape.
‘They had two tough games (against Chelsea and Manchester City), the team has potential and I hope they can come back.’
Excuses like the absence of injured Thomas Partey plus Covid-hit Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ben White have been raised but the performances and attitude shown on the field have revealed a far deeper rooted crisis.
Manchester City smashed the Gunners 5-0 after former captain Granit Xhaka lost his head and was sent off for the umpteenth time in red and white – with 2-0 defeats to Brentford and Chelsea capping a miserable start.
Wenger oversaw a golden era at Arsenal but the club’s mismanagement continued after he left
The north Londoners are rock-bottom after being beaten by Chelsea, Brentford and Man City
Arteta is on the brink of becoming the third manager to be replaced since Wenger stepped down, with Unai Emery and Freddie Ljungberg also having a crack.
The north Londoner’s greatest boss was hounded out of the Emirates by the supporters’ angry Wenger Out campaign, which has spectacularly backfired.
Wenger ensured the club’s lucrative spot in European competitions for more than two decades, only for Arsenal to fall short of qualification last season and accelerate their decline since the Frenchman’s departure.
While Mr Wenger works on his proposals for the World Cup to be held every other year, the once-great club is crumbling around Mikel Arteta.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles was desperate to get out of the club but his transfer was blocked
Ainsley Maitland-Niles was banished from training after voicing his desperation to escape the club as transfer deadline day approached.
The versatile Hale End academy product wanted to force through a loan move to Everton, which was blocked. Furious, Maitland-Niles wrote on Instagram: ‘All I wanna do is go where I’m wanted.’
Arteta’s side will be playing for their boss’ job in Saturday’s clash with Norwich at an increasingly toxic Emirates.
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